Spend a weekend exploring beautiful and unique gardens in Wairarapa. This two-day self-drive garden tour is a rare chance to visit private gardens opening to support Pūkaha's annual fundraiser - the Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour. 2020 celebrates 10 years of this much-loved event.
Sure to delight gardeners of all ages, we’re excited to be bringing you some firm favourites alongside new gardens that haven't been on the tour before, and some that have never opened their gates to the public.
The 2020 tour showcases rural native plantings (ideal for lifestylers), flourishing edibles, smart design for small urban spaces, flowers galore, subtropical delights, plus mighty remnant regenerating forests, and sustainable gardens. Choose from a diverse lineup and take inspiration and heart from ordinary people who have overcome common gardening challenges to create beautiful outdoor spaces.
With loads of variety, there'll be something to suit gardeners of all ages. A ticket gets you entry into more than a dozen private gardens.
- Locally sourced and home-made refreshments available in selected gardens, or BYO picnic.
- Cash sales of plants and gardening treats will be on offer.
- Children under the age of 14yrs have free entry with a ticketed adult.
- Please leave pets at home.
***Your essential tour guide - the map - is available as a free pdf from https://wairarapagardentour.co.nz/map/ or purchase a printed copy at i-sites in the Wairarapa, or online. Postal orders close Monday 2 November.
The event goes ahead rain or shine. As a fundraiser, proceeds from the garden tour allow Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre to continue its vital work: conserving and restoring our native flora and fauna.
Covid-19: Contact tracing will be available at each garden entrance. At Alert Level 2 the event can still go ahead.
Contact gardentour@pūkaha.org.nz for more information.