The Okuti Garden ‘idea’ can be difficult to pin down, but it has something to do with ecology and it has something to do with design and art and trying to live more sustainably in rural New Zealand.
People come to the garden for many different reasons. They come here to create or learn or play or just to relax and enjoy the birdsong and peacefulness of the Middle Okuti.
Your hosts are Janie, Jim and Sol. Also, at different times, Kris, Arthur, Athalie, Helen, Bunty and Liam. Our ‘mission’ is to create lovely spaces for creating and playing, and to provide clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation.
We are eco-friendly, child friendly and vegetarian friendly. Just friendly, actually! You can stay in a yurt, house truck, earth brick studio or farmhouse, all set out around ponds and streams, fruit and nut trees, meadows, woods and organic vege gardens on the sunny side of the lovely Okuti Valley.
If you want to offer a workshop or organize a gathering or retreat then the studio or one of the yurts can be set up for you to use. There is also a community hall just down the road that is suitable for up to 40 people.