On-site/ Off-road parking available (no buses)
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Accommodation available
Garden opens at other times
Home producers/ Vegetable gardens
Plants/produce stalls

Hosts: Ann & Matthew Newton

1296 Karaka Road, Hurunui Hawarden RD
Phone: 027 309 0396

Serenity from a blank slate

Although the house was built in the early 1920’s the garden has only been established in the last 20 years, with only three original trees remaining. Extensive tree planting has been carried out over the years, the Scarlet Oaks lining the drive are spectacular in the autumn.

The house has been completely renovated with the Bed and Breakfast opened in 2018. There are two large lawns with a tennis court one side and a croquet green the other. Hedging is giving privacy and framing the cottage style garden surrounding the house. Irises are a favourite, peonies, roses, and lavender edging make a very pretty spring garden. The large potager style vegetable garden keeps us supplied with fresh produce. The addition of a 40m2 glasshouse has extended the variety of vegetables able to be grown.

2020 saw the first crop of organically grown garlic produced. Our Boer goats have proven to be amazing at broom control. It is a lovely house to live in and we spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the garden from the verandas on all sides of the house.

Entrance to our garden is on the corner of State Highway 7 and Hurunui Bluff Road. Please be careful when turning off the Main Road.


Matthew Newton Joinery

Matthew Newton Joinery will be exhibiting his range of quality outdoor garden furniture, bird houses, lanterns, obelisks.


Cost:Free with admission to the garden.