Always contact owners before visiting private gardens please.
"Garden of National Significance" 35km from Gisborne this unique forest and garden contains New Zealand's largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees and shrubs set among 100 hectares of hills, valleys and ponds with a network of easy walking tracks. Budget accommodation by prior arrangement. One of the region's major visitor attractions. Open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day).
Jane and Warwick Tombleson
Aerial Station, RD2
Ph 06 867 8452
A large rhododendron garden containing over 600 rhodos, two avenues of cherry trees, native bush walks, spiral garden and ceremonial area. Best to visit in late Sept/Oct and the end of April/May.
PO Box 2
Ph/Fax 06 863 7083
Tariff $5 adults; children free.
A wide range of trees and shrubs in a hill setting enhanced by two natural lakes. The largest private collection of Oaks in the Southern hemisphere and includes over 3,500 different species. Awarded arboretum of merit in May 2002 by International Dendrology Society. In an ideal situation to relax Hackfalls Arboretum also offers a cottage available for home stays.
Contains a display of hundreds of rose varieties. An amazing show of colour in full bloom.
On the banks of the Taruheru River is a 4ha park featuring trees and ponds, rose and cactus collections, an aviary and a children's playground.
Ph 06 837 8729
Fax 06 837 8749
Certified organic product, show garden, herbal remedies, health & healing.
11 Murphy Road
Ph 06 867 7095
Fax 06 867 7048
A unique banana research establishment also featuring a water feature area, a palm grove, a fairy dell and a play area for children.
English / New Zealand style garden with roses and flowers, large variety of trees and big lawns. Park walks.
Colin and Jan Searle, 39 Glenelg Road, Hexton
Ph. 06 867 9581
Also at the Farmers Market.
Pat & Nick Seymour. 35 mins from town Extensive collection perennials and camellias.Teas Lunches by arrangement.Open Oct.Nov.Dec Only.Admission Charge. Ph 862 2697.
J.C.Richards. 41 Winifred St. Fascinating hillside coastal garden wooden board walks. 10 mins from city. Ph 868 6443 or 0211707641
Delightful old world garden overlooking river, delphiniums, roses, large trees, dove teas. Small entry fee.
Heather and Terry Deere, 108 Stafford Street.
Ph 868 9519.
Pretty cottage garden. Donation.
Gwenda Crawshaw, 211 Stout Street.
Ph 06 868 5407
An farmstyle oasis in the city with a variety of trees, roses and plants.
Tony and Kim Harvie, 463 Gladstone Road.
Ph 06 867 8997.
38 Shelly Rd. Ph 06 867 6860