On-site/ Off-road parking available (no buses)
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee available for purchase
Accommodation available
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 and the Bed and Breakfast was 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, and the 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 glasshouse has extended the variety of vegetables able to be grown. A small orchard provides all the fruit we need most years. 2020 saw the first commercial crop of organic garlic grown, and our Boer goats have proven to be amazing broom control on hills.

We have relaxed country garden that is a pleasure to enjoy and share.


Matthew Newton Joinery

A range of quality outdoor garden furniture, bird houses, and obelisks.

Hurunuishire Teas

Served by the Hawarden-Waikari.

Playgroup and Toy Library, available to purchase.

When:Fri, Sat & Sun, 10.30am - 3.30pm.