The 2016 Event is now over so watch this space for 2017 new details.


The Event

Amuri Garden Tours 

This inaugural event is a wonderful opportunity to discover some of Amuri’s most beautiful gardens.  There are 8 gardens on offer, some of which are only open for these garden tours. 

Tour dates are October 23 (Labour Weekend), October 26,October 28, (the day either side of the Culverden Fete), November 16 and November 17.  Gardens open each day at 9am and close at 5pm. 

Tickets are $40 per person plus $5 postage and handling (or $55 for tour plus lunch), School children under 16 are free.  Directions are given once the tickets are purchased.

An Early Bird special is currently available if you purchase 10 tickets, the 11th is free, plus only one postage and handling charge.  Payments for this special must be made by direct credit or cash or cheque. 

Participating gardens:

Coldsteam in Culverden  - also open throughout spring or by appt for  $10pp, contact Vicki 0274 371329 or find us on Facebook

Waihui Gardens – Rotherham – open throughout Spring or by appt for $10pp, also available for hire for small family functions of 50-100 people, wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, afternoon teas, champagne brunches – bookings essential, fantastic rates – let me organise your special event.  Contact Meg 03 315 6261 or 0274 315013 or find us on Facebook

Monte Alto of Culverden – two incredible gardens in one and only open for Amuri Garden Tours

RhodoDirect Garden and Nursery – open throughout Spring by appointment, phone 08003156555 to book a garden visit – or find us on Facebook

Lochleven Nursery and Garden , Rotherham – open by appointment throughout the year, phone  03 315 6408 more info at  and or find us on Facebook

Highgate of Hanmer Springs – a delightful secret in residential Hanmer Springs

Waiau Peony Nursery and Garden, Polo Hill  – nestled in the the heart of the Waiau Foothills and only open for the Amuri Garden Tours

Leslie Hills Garden – a rare treasure, only opening this year for the Amuri Garden Tours – not to be missed


For more information please contact Marina Shearer at, or freephone 08003156555 or view details online at


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Event Details

RhodoDirect, 232 Rotherham Road, North Canterbury 7379