6 & 7 November 2021 – at Alert Level 2, the tour can go ahead under current restrictions
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!
Wairarapa Garden Tour
REVEALED 2021 GARDENS
This spring ‘picking’ garden takes its name from County Antrim in Northern Ireland where our gardener’s family come from.
Here’s a chance to see a compact, clean slate new build garden that despite its young age is already flourishing.
Stu (head gardener) and artistic director Kalli have transformed Ivy Turret Gardens into a colourful mix of flourishing flora and eclectic garden art.
This established garden spans two hectares and takes its name from a landing built into the creek that runs down the side of the property.
Patiki Kūkūwai (water meadow) is a lush rural garden nearly 30 years in the making.
Over 11 years, this one-hectare colourful flower lovers garden uses prairie style planting to combat dry, stoney Wairarapa soil.
This expansive garden includes several unique features: three wetland ponds, a sunken garden and a QEII Trust covenanted area of native trees. It’s a restful sanctuary to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
Ranginui is the transformation of a formal garden for contemporary living.
Tarata is a two-hectare woodland style garden named after the Lemonwoods (Tarata) planted in this Masterton garden, 27 years ago.
A charming urban cottage garden set on a quarter-acre in Masterton, Glengarry is opening for the first time to the public on the 2021 Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour.
Stoney Hall is a 20-year-old garden developed from a bare paddock – you’ll find old-fashioned perennials, roses and ornamentals in this whimsical Wairarapa garden.
North-east of Masterton, this hilly-farm-reclaimed-as-garden has been over forty years in the making.
This is a garden that has come of age. Planted a decade ago, Rāhui’s 1.1 ha elevated section is not far from Masterton but enjoys a quiet rural outlook over a neighbouring deer farm.