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Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka

Wanaka, Upper Clutha, Otago, South Island, New Zealand


Our beautiful garden tours offer inspiring visual experiences, and connect people with nature. At the same time, they add value and gratitude to the unique garden creations in the Lake Wanaka Upper Clutha district.

Tours run every day from October to April. After a successful third season, with 50% more guided garden tours, the 23/24 season is becoming a must-do activity in Wanaka. 

Pick up at a pre-arranged spot in Wanaka, transport to gardens and return.

Small groups of 1 to 7 participants

Guided narrative of each garden, including sensory experiences

Each tour visits 2, 3 or 4 very different parks, lasting 3 to 5 hours and costing $95 to $149 per person (group discounts).

Questions & Answers opportunities

Morning tea in one of the gardens of the tour

The Gardener

Long-term Wanaka resident well-known for her community involvement, Florence Micoud has a long experience and knowledge of gardening. For seven years, she worked as an information manager for a French leading organic gardening company, producing a substantial magazine, publishing books and operating the visitor centre Terre Vivante. Florence led many guided tours at this centre featuring stunning gardens, eco-building, renewable energy and sustainable opportunities. 

Florence has enjoyed gardening since her childhood, with her Dad showing how to care for plants and her Mum teaching her how to use them. Over the years, she’s created several veggie gardens in the various properties she has lived in with her family.

Her deep interest in and love for nature, trees, birds and plants all converge in gardens. The idea of a garden tour for locals and visitors came from the deep joy of sharing she experienced in visiting stunning local gardens in Wanaka.

Garden Size

All gardens are different in size and style, from small urban sections to 2.5 hectares of lifestyle property.

Other Facilities

All guided garden tours are carbon net zero  (non-certified)

We can now offer customised tours for groups of 3 participants or more.


  • Price
    2 Gardens Tour: $95 per person, 3 hours 3 Gardens Tour: $129 per person, 4 hours 4 Gardens Tour: $149 per person, 5 hours All our garden tours can be purchased as gift vouchers.
  • Parking
    The rugby field carpark at the bottom of McDougall Street is free for several hours, with free pick up from there.
  • Dogs allowed?
    Please note: no dogs can accompany you on all tours.
  • Food available?
    Morning or afternoon tea and muffins are offered on all tours.
  • Toilets?
    Toilet stops are possible during the tours.
  • Plants/Sales
    Keep an eye out for complimentary gifts or purchases.
  • Guided Tours
    All our tours are guided by experienced and knowledgeable tour owner/operator Florence Micoud. She tells the gardeners’ stories, talks about plants and trees and invites guests to admire, smell, hear, feel and learn, thereby connecting visitors with the gardens we visit.


Wanaka, Upper Clutha, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

Pick up at the Wanaka i-Site (lakefront) or Rugby field carpark (McDougall Street) where you can park your car for free for several hours. We can also pick you up at your accommodation by arrangement for $10 per booking. Free pick up from Wanaka Edgewater, Wyndham and Oakridge Resorts.