Carved into a Waikato hillside, this formerly derelict quarry has been transformed into a 42-acre garden and arboretum. Planting, which started in 1991, has been designed to use and enhance the landscape of rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water, and broad vistas toward Mt. Pirongia.
* a two kilometre art-in-nature trail winding betweenponds, and a stream
* collections of more than 20,000 trees and shrubs located in:
o a fernery and native NZ bush gullies
o American, Latin American, Asian, and Australian sections
o a rock garden of succulents and cacti
* all weather walking track, ample parking, bus bay
* most sections are accessible by wheelchair- advice should be sought ahead by ringing first (07) 824-0733
The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust runs the park and holds successive events including sculpture exhibitions.
The Park is open every day of the year from 10am - 5pm. It is best to book ahead through the park's website www.sculpturepark.co.nz