Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden tours available
Garden opens at other times
Plants/produce stalls

Hosts: Dorothy & John Geen

19 Coleridge Street, Hanmer Springs

Garden for high-flyers

You know when your garden planting is successful, and that’s when no one, including the birds, want to leave. While the garden is just 14 years old, thoughtful planting of trees that offer both habitat and a food source for the birds has already paid off, with korimako (bellbird), tui and kereru (wood pigeon) all regular visitors.

For the last few years bellbirds have raised fledglings in the garden. Set against the backdrop of the Hanmer Mountain Range, you’ll notice the garden brings together formal and informal design ideas, planted with a range of exotic, native, flowering and foliage plants to give year- round colour and texture.

You’ll see delightful combinations of conifers and kowhai, griselinias and maples, rhododendrons and flax, layered at the borders to give depth to the garden. The use of pots, tubs and garden art interspersed throughout the garden complements the planting, and provides added appeal for human visitors as well as the birds.


Hey Hey It’s Christmas

Come and be inspired by our Christmas Grotto – a magical experience for all ages.

When:Open daily

Cost:Free with admission to garden

Art Exhibition

Artist Peter Geen of EarthSea Gallery Peter is renowned for his NZ landscape and bird paintings and has exhibited both here and Australia. “I love more than anything to paint the mountains and the sea, and our natural environment free from man-made modifications.” Peter paints with acrylic and his work is known for its detail and light.

When:Open daily

Cost:Free with admission to garden