Wairarapa Gardens

Longbush Cottage

Wairarapa gardens are stunning. From rhodos to daffodils, native hebes to modern topiary - the variety of plants that thrive in our climate is outstanding. In autumn the region’s exotic trees are at their fiery best, especially in Greytown where New Zealand’s first Arbor Day was celebrated.  Coming in a group and love to explore some gardens? We can help you discover some private hidden gems - just give us a call

Some of these gardens double as wedding venues.

Find out about the annual Wairarapa Garden Tour, or take your pick from the list below.

 The Wairarapa garden tour is a self-drive weekend showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Wairarapa.
Take a tour of Brancepeth, one of Wairarapa's grandest and most treasured historic sites. This colonial homestead and gardens near Masterton is still owned by the family who settled on the land in 1856.
Every year in January, Lavender Abbey hold popular "Pick Your Own Lavender" days at their property in Carterton. 
Come along with your telescope, a torch, and evening picnic as Becky Bateman, Astronomy Guide from Under The Stars helps you navigate the stars, then pick some laveder as you watch the sun set. 
Queen Elizabeth Park’s collection of exotic trees is stunning, some planted more than 140 years ago. In total there is more than 180 specimen trees, ranging from the skyscraper American redwoods to the quirky Bhutan Pine. Download a map and go for a tree walk.
Dursley Garden is over 100 years old and is lovingly tended to by Judith Callaghan, who welcomes visitors through-out the year, as the garden changes significantly from season to season.
Longbush Cottage comprises a series of gardens rooms with complementary themes radiating out from a 19th century cottage, open between September and April.
Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival celebrates the majestic tulip every Spring, with thousands of varieties planted.
A festival of all things gardening from plants to produce and everything in between on Saturday 20 August 2022.
Learn about farm animals during a guided visit to Martinborough Manor's working farm, or take a tour of their stunning gardens.
Tinui Food Forest is one of the largest and most established food forests in NZ, established in 2021.