GPS : 41° 4' 37.28'' S,175° 26' 21.01'' E
Spring, Summer and Autumn are all good times to visit Kahikatea Gardens. After the winter siesta, the spring bulbs appear followed closely by kowhai, camellia, rhododendron and azalea.
By November the garden is a riot of colour with the roses making an appearance. Summer means hydrangeas, dahlias and lilies become a feature and by early autumn it is time for the sages. All this against a backdrop of ancient native totara and titoki trees and the very special 900 year old kahikatea which the gardens are named after.
You'll also meet some wonderful animals along your way: pet sheep Tongariro and Daffodil like to greet groups on arrival – where else does this happen? Near the gardens there is an area set aside for visitors to meet the alpacas, donkeys, miniature horses, more pet sheep and also a deer!
Walnuts are also grown on the property and maybe purchased along with an range of chutneys and jams made from excess produce in the garden. To add further interest the old cowshed and stables are filled with memorabilia from a by-gone era.
At Kahikatea Gardens there is something for everyone!
Currently the gardens are asleep for the winter. We will reopen in August when the spring bulbs start to appear........see you then!
- Eftpos facilities are not available at the gardens. The closest cash machines are at FreshChoice Supermarket [BNZ], Corner of West & Hastwell Streets and at 110 Main Street [ANZ], Greytown.
- Comfortable footwear should be worn. The walk is over gentle terrain but covers lawn, gravel and pasture. Depending on the time of day and weather conditions, the ground may be damp under foot.
- Children are most welcome but must be under the close supervision of an adult.