Wharepuke Subtropical Garden and Sculpture Park

Lifetime collection of rare and unusual plants...


A Wild Dream

Only 28 kilometres from Queenstown towards Glenorchy, along the Wakatipu lakeside you can find our hidden paradise...


Rapaura Watergardens

A bush walk to a cascading waterfall...



Handsome Rhododendrons of all ages and sizes are on show throughout the garden...


Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Eastwood Hill is an arboretum of national and international importance...



A selection of NZ gardens to visit

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>The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru ArboretumThe Rusty Acre is our latest garden to list and is a former quarry that has been transformed into a 17.5-hectare arboretum with more than 30,000 trees from around the world. The rehabilitation started thirty years ago in 1991. A 2km art-in-nature trail has more than 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor galleries, set within a landscape of cliffs, ponds, rocks, and sweeping views over the Waikato.

The owners, John and Dorothy Wakeling, initiated this 30 year-long project.  They have recently passed the park over to a charitable trust. The park is now run by the Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust.

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