Hawera / Manaia / Opunake
49 Camberwell Rd, Hawera
Karen & Valentine Mekalick
This old half acre garden is coming back to life after years hidden away behind a wall of green in central Hawera. Perennial and mixed borders in the romantic cottage style have been planted around older trees. This is a plantsmans garden with a wide range of unusual perennials, alpines and woodland plants. Plants for sale.
Open 9am – 5pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph 06 278 1371, email firstname.lastname@example.org
283 Matangara Rd, Hawera
Peter & Neryda Sullivan
The transition from asparagus paddock to garden has taken 20 years. A variety of clipped hedges gives sharp definition and form while sweeping lawns frame views to the mountain and the surrounding countryside. Many rhododendrons and roses give colour in springtime and cottage plantings, pots and garden art add points of detail and interest throughout.
Open 9am – 5.30pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph 06 278 5685, email email@example.com
190 Glover Rd, Hawera
This highly detailed town garden is packed with interesting plants and colour, reflecting the lifelong gardening experience of the owner. Archways are draped with climbing roses and clematis. The clever use of found objects, small water features and container plants will give inspiration while all is set off by immaculate presentation and management.
Open 9am - 4.30pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph 06 278 8270, email firstname.lastname@example.org
60 Manawapou Rd, Hawera
Jenny & John Pease
This 5 acre property has formal gardens, deciduous trees and room to graze stock! Several features radiate from the house. These include a lime walk, laburnum arch, reflection pool, grass sculpture and an enclosed vegetable garden interspersed with sweeping lawns. Hedges define each garden which contain topiary and plantings of iris, lavender and roses. Rush Munro ice-cream available.
Open 9.30am – 5.30pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
(Proceeds to the National Heart Foundation)
Ph 06 278 5422, email email@example.com
14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera
Jennifer & Ken Horner
This country garden is set sensitively within its wider environment which includes the adjacent 400 year old Puketarata Pa, making the most of its mountain and landscape views. The skilled blending of native plants with exotic varieties is a particular strength, with generous herbaceous plantings which give flowers, colour and scent. Carefully managed diversity of plantings and design gives this garden its individual character. Tracks developed in gully below the garden. Bus groups can be picked up from the road by appointment.
Open 9am - 5pm, admission 2 tickets or $8pp
Ph 06 278 3081, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and on facebook
1064 Middle Auroa Rd, Manaia
Marie & Rodney Mills
This classic, relaxed country garden is set amongst established trees while retaining a magnificent outlook to the mountain. Perennial borders, rhododendrons and early roses will all be flowering and the garden includes a shade house and a small native dell. The relocated historic Auroa church has been sensitively restored. Aviaries to view and crafts for sale. Picnickers welcome. Devonshire teas available.
Open 9.30am - 5.30pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph/fax 06 274 5620, email email@example.com www.openlands.co.nz, (P.O.P. for the N.Z.C.A.)
1961 Surf Highway 45, Manaia
John & Elaine Sanderson
This 2 acre coastal, farm garden relies on good shelter, given its windy location, but a warm, homely welcome awaits visitors. Expansive lawns and well established beds set amongst the sheltering trees give a flow to the garden which makes the most of its natural features and is maintained to a high standard. Plenty of off road parking.
Open 9am - 5.30pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph 06 274 8054, email firstname.lastname@example.org
79 Lower Normanby Rd, Manaia
Jenny & Guy Oakley
Jenny has combined her love of gardening with her formal training in landscape design and horticulture to create a large family garden. Being just 2km from an exposed coastline, shelter is an important aspect and she has linked garden rooms with hedge-lined paths. Features include brick walls and pillars, cottage style plantings, early flowering roses, vegetable potager and the remarkable hanging baskets for which she is renowned. Complimentary tea/coffee.
Open 9am - 5pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph/fax 06 274 8060, email email@example.com
820 Patiki Rd, Opunake
Jo & Murray Collins
Jo and Murray have chosen a restrained, structured style with a contemporary flavour for their country garden. Buxus hedging is used to define form. Colour throughout is managed with precision to create a restful garden which is predominantly green and white. Tight maintenance is integral to maintaining a crisp presentation.
Open 9.30am – 5.00pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph 06 274 5766, email firstname.lastname@example.org
692 Patiki Rd, Opunake
Sheryl & Geoff Campbell
Set with a stunning view of the mountain, this rural garden has made good use of trees and hedges to protect it from the prevailing winds without closing in the garden. In spring it is full of well-coordinated colour, strong on perennials and smaller shrubs in detailed plantings. Features include dry stone walling, wildflowers, vegetable garden, orchard and summerhouse. Off road parking. Picnickers welcome.
Open 9.30am - 6pm, admission 1 ticket or $4pp
Ph/fax 06 761 7334