Palms bistro and venue


The Garden

First planted in the early 1990’s this established subtropical garden features many wonderful specimen palm trees dating back to the original planting.

After the Palmco Team won the Supreme Award at Ellerslie Flower Show in 2007, the following year Palmco Garden was extensively renovated. Many of the features of this winning design are now permanently exhibited in the display garden.

Palmco Garden is a mature, lush, subtropical garden with a great variety of palms, cycads, tropical tree ferns and species with rich under planting of exotics and native species. Visitors are inspired by features like a dry river bed with fire pit and a jetty deck, the gazebo, the small lake, and much more.

At the entrance to the Garden, a substantial tropical house features many interesting and unusual plants.

Palmco Garden received the New Zealand Royal Horticultural Society’s award of Garden of National Significance in 2009, and since then has been rated a Five Star Garden.

Now the site for palms bistro and venue Northlands top wedding venue as well as having a fully licenced restaurant and cafe. 

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Garden Details

32 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri, Northland. Situated on the outskirts of Kerikeri, in the far north of New Zealand. Take the Kerikeri Aiprort road from the state Highway 10 roundabout.
From the State Highway 10 roundabout turn towards Kerikeri Airport on Wiroa Road, 500 m on your right you will find the Palms bistro and venue Garden entrance.
09 4017963
Contact Person
Palms bistro and venue garden is open daily (6 days), 10 am - 3 pm
Garden Size
1 Hectare of display gardens allow 1 hour to enjoy the garden.
Entry via the restaurant for our guests.
Brochure Available?
No, Please visit our website for more details and pictures.
Large parking area for buses, coaches and cars.
For customers of Café & Bistro.
Food Available
Palms Bistro – fully licensed open 10 am- 4 pm every day.
Cafe/Resaurant Available
The Café & Bistro at Palmco Garden can be highly recommended for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Teas and exclusive Diners during summer enjoy delicious food and drinks in the lush subtropical garden paradise.
Yes, there is seating around the garden.
Wheelchair Access
Yes, most of the garden is wheel-chair friendly.
Dogs Allowed
Children Allowed
Yes, but please supervise as there is a pond in the garden.
There is plenty of fine accommodation in nearby Kerikeri.
Weddings at Palms bistro gardens are like being married in paradise!

The lush garden offers a perfect and romantic location for a memorable wedding day in an idyllic surrounding.

The Café @ palms Bistro at Garden is specialized in bespoke weddings up to 150 guests. The venues offers your creative talent to make it your very own day and a very special one. The hospitable venue team will offer you excellent service in all aspects.

It is a photographer’s dream: a stunning tropical backdrop for elegant wedding pictures with intimate hideaways, beautiful lily pond, and a large circular lawn.

Brides look best in a garden!
Guided Tours
By arrangement but only for larger parties. contact Rob or Nikki
on 09 4017963
Function Center Available?
Two smaller meetings rooms or the whole Café can be used for corporate or private functions such as weddings, birthday parties etc.
Other Facilities