On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Refreshments available for purchase
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden tours available
Garden opens at other times
Plants/produce stalls
NZMCA members welcome overnight

Your hosts: Tom & Meg Macfarlane

395 Sandersons Road, Rotherham

A play on colour and form

The garden at Waihui as you see it today has grown and extended over the last 30 years, as we learnt what would survive the wind, snow, extreme heat and hydroponic- type conditions. Years of mulching and watering allowed us to establish a firm base , with over 170 roses in a selection
of vibrant colours, native areas and rhododendron and woodland areas. Being inspired by the Australian landscape designer, Paul Bangay, we have incorporated lots of hedges, balls, knot gardens and a unique “window” hedge that peaks into a private garden we enjoy from our bedroom and bath!

Although renown for our roses, we also take pride in our native areas, and enjoy mixing exotics with natives to achieve colour and form from early spring right through
to summer and autumn. Bevelled hedges help connect the series of garden rooms, and a new park area is in the process of being established, with pin oaks being the basis of this new area – and extending the garden to just under two hectares.


Alpine Echoes

Alpine Echoes performing, bring a chair and a picnic or purchase food from the Treasure Chest.

When:Saturday 31st October between 11am and 3pm

Angela Wilkins Art

A selection of alpine and floral art for sale.

When:Saturday 31st October


Food for purchase available from the Treasure Chest Food cart.

When:Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Offering unique garden ornaments and BBQ accessories.