Just 10 mins from Cheviot Township and standing on the cliffs above Gore Bay and Port Robinson, Cathedral Cliffs Garden rewards you with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a garden that benefits from a unique microclimate. The 2-hectare garden is a showcase of rhododendrons including rare unnamed varieties bred by the previous owner Murray Elliot. It is a rewarding challenge for rhododendron enthusiasts to see how many varieties they can name! The garden was begun only 27 years ago but the frost-free microclimate has enabled some plants to grow 6-7 metres tall. A variety of sun loving and drought tolerant succulents, agaves and proteas flourish. In another area there is an extensive range of orchard fruit, citrus trees and avocados. Roses are sprinkled around the garden flower almost all year round and new perennial beds have been established.
Sensible shoes are necessary as some areas are steep. Children must be supervised around the ponds. You are encouraged to take your time in this special garden and make the most of the decks for viewing. For those visitors not on the Hidden Gems Tour, you are welcome to bring you picnics and relax, imagining you are in some far away location.
Craft Shop of kitchen and interior design accessories.
When:Open throughout the festival
Tea, coffee and a sweet treat will be available to purchase from 10am onwards.