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September update: The seventh garden for 2020 is revealed…
Garden for Life 2020 

 

This two day, self-drive garden tour features beautiful and unique gardens in the Wairarapa.

We’re excited to bring you old favourites and some new gardens that have never been open to the public before!

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Wairarapa Garden Tour

REVEALED 2020 GARDENS

Garden for Life 2020

Garden for Life 2020

Two years on from Garden for Life’s debut opening, this compact urban garden is increasing and diversifying its production.

Mara Manu

Mara Manu

Over forty years, Miles and Maria Fairburn have developed their exposed hillside garden in Featherston to finally realise their goal – a bird haven.

46 WW

46 WW

46 WW showcases clever garden design to connect the home with its outdoor space.

Dogwood HALL

Dogwood HALL

With a natural flair for design, Lorraine created her courtyard garden with a love of nature, colour and symmetry in mind. Wairarapa Garden Tour 2020

Hattenburn 2020

Hattenburn 2020

Over 15 years, Malcolm and Anna-Marie have transformed Hattenburn from a bare paddock into a lush oasis of native bush.

Dead Rabbits Run

Dead Rabbits Run

Dead Rabbits Run is a South Wairarapa garden with remnant forest its owners are aiming to restore.

FEATURED 2019 GARDENS

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

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.

Bus friendly

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

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.

Bus friendlySales availableToilet available

Albion

Albion

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.

Bus friendlyToilet available

FEATURED GARDENS from 2018

Holbrook Forest Garden

Holbrook Forest Garden

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.

RefreshmentsSales available

Awariki

Awariki

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.

Bus Friendly

Native Tree Garden

Native Tree Garden

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.

Bus Friendly