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private garden

Bradleys Gardens

26 Totaranui Drive, Taumarunui.


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 by 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.

Garden Size

Large country garden.


For the last 5 years, I have been hosting weddings in my garden wedding venue and I love it!  I am passionate about doing everything possible to ensure you have the day you dreamed of. I work with you to get a clear understanding of what you want to achieve on your special day and then my focus becomes making it happen.

I will remove the stress and do all your sourcing, setting up and cleaning, which means all you need to do is enjoy. You and your bridesmaids can relax the night before and enjoy a spa, with complimentary bubbles.

The next morning there is no need to go anywhere …you can be pampered right here with the hair and make-up professionals coming to you!

My most important role is to ensure everything runs smoothly. When you walk down to your ceremony you can be sure everything will have been taken care of from start to finish. Honeymoon Suite $300.  Vouchers are available on request 

Other Facilities

The Black Barn and Garden is available for hire as a venue for,

  • Birthday Celebrations

  • Garden Parties

  • High Teas

  • Conference Venue

  • We are fully licensed premisses.




  • Accommodation
    Stay in our luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Taumarunui Our boutique accommodation in Taumarunui offers you a quiet luxurious retreat with all the modern conveniences. 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 and cooked breakfast supplied. Vouchers are available on request.
  • Price
    $10 per person.
  • Parking
    We have off-road parking for buses coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    The grounds are suitable for wheelchairs all year around.
  • Dogs allowed?
    Yes but on a leash.
  • Food available?
    Morning and afternoon teas are available on request.
  • Picnics
    You are welcome to bring a picnic to the gardens. Tea and coffee facilities are available in the barn.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes but please supervise as we have two ponds.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, toilets available. Disabled facilities also.
  • Seating
    We have seating around the grounds. The gazabo seats 12. The courtyard has tables and bench seats for 60 with market umbrellas are available.
  • Function Center?
    The Black Barn and Garden is available for hire as a venue for Conferences.
  • Guided Tours
    I am happy to take visitors around the garden.


26 Totaranui Drive, Taumarunui.

A 5-minute drive from the centre of Taumarunui 1Km off the Forgotten World Highway.