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

Hosts: Meg & Tom 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.


Akaroa Cooking School

Akaroa Cooking School presents ‘Spring Harvest’ Cooking Demonstrations.

When:Thurs 28th Oct, 11am & 1.30pm

Cost:$45pp (Please book by: link on Talks and Tours tab on the HGF website)

Alpine Echoes

Easy listening jazz, performing on Saturday 30th October between 11 am and 3 pm – bring a chair and a picnic.

When:Saturday 30th October between 11am and 3pm

Complimentary tea & coffee

When:28th, 29th & 31st

Gusto Coffee Cart with Deans Delectable Donuts

When:Saturday 30th

Rustic By Design

Specialists in the manufacture of garden supports, obelisks and garden art.


Brents Country Furniture

Unique furniture and much more, crafted from recycled NZ native timber.

When:Saturday 30th October