Bradley Gardens

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The Garden

Our garden began in 1998 with initial planting taking up a paddock below the house. Today the garden has consumed all 4 paddocks and continues to grow and evolve.

The garden is best defined as a series of rooms linked by meandering pathways. Walking through the garden you will be amazed and surprised with what lies around the corner.

Extensive use of local materials has created unique structures and features including our signature limestone terraced amphitheatre enabling us to host concerts and theatre events.

Allow an hour to enjoy this peaceful garden which has something interesting to offer all year round. View Map

The Gardener

Simon is a stock agent and I am at home looking after the garden and B&B. We are in our 40's and have 2 children 20 & 18yrs about to leave home ...hopefully! Ha. We started the garden in 1994 with the intention that it would be open and enjoyed by many garden enthusiasts. We look forward to hosting weddings and other events in the future.

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Garden Details

Address
26 Totaranui Drive, just 3 kilometres from Taumarunui. Go to our web site for directions from main highways.
Email
melana.bradley@xtra.co.nz
Phone
+64-0274-452-074
Fax
64 07 895 6193.
Contact Person
Melana Bradley.
Website:
Hours
Viewing by appointment only. Contact Melana on 0274 452 074
Garden Size
We invite you to share our peaceful, tranquil, 5 acre country garden and all it has to offer. Allow an hour to enjoy this peaceful garden which has something interesting to offer all year round.
Price
Admission $5 pp
Brochure Available?
Yes can be posted out.
Parking
Off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Toilets
Yes.
Food Available
Morning and afternoon teas available on request.
Seating
Yes there are areas around our grounds to sit and enjoy the views.
Picnics
You are welcome to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Yes but not in the wet session.
Dogs Allowed
Animals are fine, but please pick up after them.
Children Allowed
Yes but please supervise at all times.
Accommodation
Our private self contained Studio Suite is set in the countryside amidst a peaceful 5 acre garden. Whether you have 20 or 200 guests you will be able to choose from the many different “rooms” within the garden for your ceremony on your special day. Relax in the private spa, meander through the garden, or sit on your own private verandah and enjoy a quiet drink. Our boutique accommodation offers you a quiet luxurious retreat with all the modern conveniences including private access, fully self-contained suite, superior quality queen bed & linen, ensuite, fully functional kitchen, dining table, wifi, sky TV (the full monty), spa, full continental breakfast supplied.
Weddings
We offer you the opportunity to hold your entire wedding on one site in a beautiful, meandering country garden. We recognise that this will be one of the most memorable occasions of a lifetime and every effort will be made to make sure your day is perfect. Whether you have 20 or 200 guests you will be able to choose from the many different “rooms” within the garden for your ceremony on your special day. Each area providing wonderful opportunities for your photographer to capture those magical moments with family and friends. A marquee of any size you require may be erected on site, or you may wish to utilise our 15m x 7m Country Barn with seating capacity for up to 100 guests. You and your bridal party are able to utilise our luxurious separate self contained studio suite prior to the ceremony. This studio suite is also available for hire on your Honeymoon night complete with complimentary bubbles and chocolates.
Plants/Other Sales
No.
Guided Tours
Yes we are happy to show visitors around the garden.
Function Center Available?
Yes
Other Facilities
The garden is available for hire as a venue for functions, Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions. P.O.A. Talk to us about your requirements.


Extensive use of local materials has created unique structures and features including our signature limestone terraced amphitheatre enabling us to host concerts and theatre events.

Enjoy the activities the Central Plateau has to offer with MT Ruapehu, Wanganui River adventures or perhaps golf on the Tarrangower Golf Course, one of NZ's premiere Country Courses.