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 2020 GARDENS
From paddock to native oasis in 12 years. The Summit Lodge in Gladstone shows how rural plantings create a rewarding low maintenance garden.
Transforming a bare paddock to a formal garden with 1000 irises has taken gardener and painter Allison Hudson on a colourful journey.
Growing food and healthy soil is what drives Jane Lenting in her urban garden.
Kererū is a garden journey of three parts; regenerating forest, restoring waterway, fruit., berry and vegetable garden. Wairarapa Garden Tour 2020
This small 800 square metre garden packs a punch. Though small in area, it’s grand in stature and finds space for a series of themed rooms ranging in style from colonial to contemporary, with an orangerie and Balinese shrine.
Muddy Boots Allotment is new to the 2020 Wairarapa Garden Tour. It is a cottage garden and productive allotment full of charm and character.
Perched on the Eastern hills behind Carterton with panoramic views is Tikara Country Gardens. Two years on from its debut opening in 2018, the perennial paddock garden is flourishing.
Two years on from Garden for Life’s debut opening, this compact urban garden is increasing and diversifying its production.
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 showcases clever garden design to connect the home with its outdoor space.
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
Over 15 years, Malcolm and Anna-Marie have transformed Hattenburn from a bare paddock into a lush oasis of native bush.
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.