This two day, self-drive garden tour features beautiful and unique gardens from around Wairarapa.
We’re excited to bring you old favourites and some new gardens that have never been open to the public before!
Wairarapa Garden Tour
REVEALED 2020 GARDENS
Hattenburn 2020This rural Carterton garden beneath the Tararuas benefits from a high annual rainfall and has to stand up to strong winds. Over 15 years, the owners have transformed a bare paddock into a lush oasis of native bush. Well-established second canopy species...
Dead Rabbits Run is a South Wairarapa garden with remnant forest its owners are aiming to restore.
Luke is excited about opening Longbush Cottage to the public for the first time, to support Pūkaha, as part of the 2020 Wairarapa Garden Tour. On arrival you’ll be greeted by the white garden, iceberg roses underplanted with a combination of white flowers and silver foliage to contrast with the dark grey of the 1890’s cottage.
FEATURED 2019 GARDENS
Nine years ago Dan and Sue Hughes embarked on a journey to turn a quarter acre of flat lawn into distinct outdoor spaces each with a purpose.
The name says it all…the sweet life. This large semi-rural garden on the outskirts of Masterton unfolds before your eyes and is a peaceful haven for its owners of five years, Ruth and Ross Eggers.
When Pam and her husband Carl arrived from the UK 14 years ago to Masterton, they swapped their cottage garden for a quarter-acre urban grassed section on the flat. Inspired by English Gardens, and pioneer designer Gertrude Jekyll, the Torringtons set to creating a series of rooms to bring a little bit of England closer to home.
FEATURED GARDENS from 2018
The Holbrook family have bold plans to convert their 2.46 hectare farmland paddocks into an organic food forest and flower farm. Planting began in earnest in 2016 with visionary Heidi at the helm.
Over 35 years Awariki (little river) has evolved from an old farm cottage into a family home and ornamental garden with stunning specimen trees. Paper birches line the driveway of David and Lesley Marsh’s five-hectare lifestyle block.
Fourteen years ago Phil Keinzley had a vision to turn four hectares of farmland into a native tree garden to bring the birds, insects and eels to his land.