On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden opens at other times
Plants/produce stalls

Your hosts: Richard and Anita Todd

342 Allandale Road, Hawarden

Classic and elegant

A long avenue of poplars that line the driveway is the first of many delights you’ll find at Saddlewood. The drive approaches the homestead and the array of beautiful deciduous trees including oak, ash, birch, plane, elm and lime all nestle around this classically English styled home. You’ll love the many paths and ponds that take visitors to areas of woodland, water, roses and views that open north to the spectacular views of Mt Tekoa. The White Garden features many charming varieties of shrub and perennials that are timeless. Traditional lily of the valley, sweet mock orange, Solomon’s seal and Clementine aquilegia, are placed within the borders amongst the many other specimens.

This garden has a beautiful elegance and restfulness that invites visitors to linger and relax. It is a continually evolving property that aims to reflect the English theme for which it was originally intended.


Watermark Photography Fine Art Photographic Prints Exhibition

Local artist Lucy Hunter-Weston loves to photograph the land in all seasons. An exhibition of her works includes framed and unframed photographs for sale.

Contact: Lucy Hunter-Weston www.watermarkphotography.co.nz

When:Everyday 9am-5pm

Cost:Free with admission to garden.

Weka Pass Market

Offering a beautiful array of homegrown walnuts, lemons and garden plants, including herbs. Delightful garden gifts, wax wraps and veggie bags.

When:30th Oct - 1st Nov, 9am-5pm each day