Caccia Birch House


The Garden

It is typically “New Zealand and also features a large number of old and protected exotic trees such as a magnificent Liriodendron Tulipifera (USA), Himalayan Cedar and Elms. A paved, sunken rose garden overlooks the picturesque Hokowhitu Lagoon – once an elbow of the Manawatu River. A 100 year old Wisteria flowers in October and the 15 year old magnolias are at their best in September. Many native shrubs were planted 16 years ago by the Manawatu Tree trust when the property was undergoing restoration and repair. View Map

The Gardener

The Category 1 listed Historic Places Trust property is owned by Palmerston North City Council and administered by Caccia Birch Trust Board who employs a manager. The Board is non-profit and uses all income for the maintenance & operation of the property for the community to enjoy whilst promoting local history.


Garden Details

130 Te Awe Awe St, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4410. We are on the Massey University side of town and minutes to the Square or CBD of PN, Close by is Fonterra, IPC and the many motels / hotels of Fitzherbert Ave. It is a 10 minute drive to the airport.
(06) 357 5363
(06) 354 8265
Contact Person
Nicky Birch.
Office is open Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm, operates 7 days a week by negotiation.
Garden Size
A 3 acre property,
All fee’s charged are used to assist in the maintenance and operation of the property for the enjoyment of the whole community and also to promote its use for educational and cultural purposes.
Brochure Available?
There is plenty of free car parking on site.
Food Available
By arrangement only – 24hrs notice required
Yes we have seating around the grounds.
Picnics by arrangement..
Wheelchair Access
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please.
Children Allowed
Yes but please supervise.
An outstanding venue for any event. The grand homestead set in extensive grounds with a sweeping view over the Hokowhitu Lagoon provides a unique and tranquil setting for weddings and events.
Plants/Other Sales
Guided Tours
Yes by arrangement
Function Center Available?
Other Facilities
Caccia House is regularly used for conferences, meetings and trade show / events.
A variety of rooms are available for hire or the whole house exclusively. A permanent historical archive is located in the Coach House and provides a snapshot of the families who once owned the property and the pioneering past of Palmerston North.
A short walk to Hokowhitu Golf course, Victoria Esplanade park and the Lido swimming pools.