Spend a weekend exploring beautiful 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. This year celebrates 11 years of this much-loved event.
Sure to delight gardeners of all ages, we’re excited to bring you some firm favourites alongside plenty of newcomers opening to the public for the first time.
The 2021 tour showcases gardens in and around Masterton. The lineup includes contemporary design and dry loving plantings, an expansive formal rural garden, whimsical perennials, flowers galore in town and country and a 40-year-old garden reclaimed from farm paddocks.
Choose from a diverse selection and take inspiration from ordinary people who have overcome common gardening challenges to create beautiful outdoor spaces.
With loads of variety, there's something to suit gardeners of all ages. A ticket gets you entry into at least a dozen private gardens.
- Locally sourced and home-made refreshments available in selected gardens, or BYO picnic
- Cash sales of plants and gardening treats
- Children under the age of 14yrs have free entry with a ticketed adult
- Please leave pets at home
- The event goes ahead rain or shine.
***Your essential tour guide - the map - will be ready in OCTOBER 2021. The map is available in two formats; print and digital. Purchase a printed map when you buy your ticket online or in-person from i-sites in Masterton and Martinborough OR download a free copy from www.wairarapagardentour.co.nz***
As a fundraiser, proceeds from the garden tour allow Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre to continue its vital work of conserving and restoring native flora and fauna.
Covid-19: Contact tracing will be at each garden entrance. Alert level conditions on the day will apply. At Alert Level 2, we're confident the event can still go ahead.
Contact gardentour@pūkaha.org.nz for more information.