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Surf Life- Saving Kariaotahi Garden Ramble

Waiuku and surrounding district.


Dates for 2024 to come. 

With 21 beautiful gardens on display across the Waiuku area, we have a vast array of sites just waiting for you to visit including  Jack Hobbs (Manager Auckland Botanical Gardens), Sarah the Gardener (as Seen in Kiwi Gardener Magazine), Neil and Gaynor Hamill’s amazing Vedic Park, and Angrason Gardens Cycad and Palm Paradise.

Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi are holding the Garden Ramble fundraising event to raise funds for new surf clubrooms.  We encourage you to join us for this weekend's extravaganza – we have gardens of all sizes and maturity.  From cottage gardens, to park-like surrounds, pretty suburban gardens, a tropical oasis, a trip down memory lane in one garden, a garden not unlike a botanical garden, a garden where you feel you have been transported to India, gardens decorated for Christmas to get you in the festive spirit, and a garden complete with a “Ha-Ha”, there is something for everyone.  Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kariaotahi/ and keep up to date with the weekly Garden Features that are being posted leading up to the Ramble.

Other Facilities

Xmas Market (the market will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on both days)

Wander through park-like surroundings at this lovely garden, do some Xmas shopping, and enjoy a lunch stop with a nice tea or coffee before wandering off to view more of the lovely gardens on display.

Goody Bags – 200 lucky ticket holders will receive a voucher stapled to the inside of their booklet. If you are that lucky person, then visit the markets, produce your voucher and you will receive a beautiful Goody Bag.
Raffles – Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the markets also. The raffles will be drawn on Sunday at 4 pm at the markets.


  • Accommodation
    Accommodation – if you are travelling by camper van, Angrason Gardens offer overnight facilities. Accommodation packages are available from Double Tree Hilton in Karaka and Castaways Resort in Waiuku. (Details TBC) Local B & B’s available and the nearby town of Pukekohe have some lovely motels.
  • Price
    Tickets for the two-day event will be $60.00. The booklet is your ticket – inside the booklet will include a map showing all of the gardens, the host's names and their addresses, giving details of parking at each garden, locations for food stops and toilet stops. Tickets are available from 1st September from the following: Barfoot & Thompson, Waiuku Mega Mitre 10 Pukekohe Te Hihi Autocourt Kings Plant Barn, Takanini Online sales available - tbc By contacting Organiser – Anne Walters Ph 0275 489929
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs thankyou.
  • Food available?
    Morning Teas are available for sale at Waiuku Fire Brigade and one of our gardens. Lunches and refreshments are available for sale at our Xmas Market.
  • Cafe/Restaurant available?
    Looking for a meal during your stay, you can’t go past The Shires in Waiuku – Debz and her team will look after you well. Phone 09 2352502.
  • Children allowed?
    No children under 12 years of age.
  • Plants/Sales
    Some of our gardeners will have plants for sale.


Waiuku and surrounding district.