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.
Please note: This garden will not be opening on Thursday 29th October.
Welcome to our Christmas Grotto – a magical experience for all ages.
Cost:Free with admission