Wrights Water Gardens
The GardenWrights Watergardens surround the Mauku Waterfall, Stream and rock quarry. The gardens are on several levels where numerous pathways, bridges and ponds lead you to surprise after surprise. Unique growing situations are found in this one garden due to the huge rock face and abundant water. Over 80 varieties of water lilies and exotic lotus cover the ponds during the summer months where thousands of flowers create a magical kaleidoscope of colour. Aquatic plants like Japanese Iris, Thalia, Pontederia and Hibiscus are planted close to the ponds. Beyond are plantings of natives and exotic bulbs, perennials, trees and annuals.
The sunny north-facing rock wall is perfect for cactus succulent, aloes and tropical plants while the shady south facing side suits orchids, ferns, palms etc. At the bottom of the waterfall the path leads down to the shady garden and the newly developed Island. This is like a different world to the levels above with the tree ferns, bromeliads, primula, astilbe and other shade loving plants. Not to be missed is the rock garden, the bolder garden, the Balinese Temple and the large wedding lawn. The summer house is the ideal place to sit and relax while viewing the waterfall and the wood pigeons that are garden residents. This is a garden for the nature lover who can't resist all plants. Soak up the health-giving ions from the waterfall or relax and meditate at one of the many secluded quiet locations. Check out the eels and turtles. Don't forget your camera. View Map
Ronesh and Sanjana are the new owners of the Wrights Water Gardens and Cafe as of October 2016. They also own of Amphora Restaurant in Botany which is an Italian/ Mediterranean fusion restaurant.
The new landlord for the Garden is really passionate about the maintenance of the garden and its environment. There are 2 full time gardeners who look after the garden and make sure it is well maintained.
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm ( closed after Mothers Day until the 1st of October very year)
Cafe & Bar Trading Hours :
Thursday to Sunday 11am to 3pm
Group Booking for Breakfast or Dinner can be arranged by appointment.
Kids Under 5 Free. Dogs are free.
With freshly made salads, pizza's, burgers, kiwi style fish & chips to Vegetarian and GF options.
Our cabinet selection offers sweet slices, sandwiches, scones and muffins to go with that your freshly brewed Coffee.
We also have a extensive range of beverages from top international beers to local award winning Wines.
We also specialise in Wedding & all Events catering and customise menus to suit your needs.
With the opening of our new summerhouse, we have another fantastic location for hire. The summerhouse is perfect for Wedding Ceremony, family gatherings, reunions, group visits, day trips and more.
Other features include a wishing well (the money goes towards guide dog training), a small Buddhist temple, eels, fish and turtles.