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Clara Vaile

161 Vaile Road, Newstead, Hamilton.


A country haven, composed of fragrant roses, lavender and other aromatic plants, 15 areas to sit and contemplate, numerous orchards and an old English potager. A bridge over blue grasses leading to a secret garden, then a tree stump adventure in the shape of a Koru.

A beach-themed garden with beautiful shells, a stone seat with pebbles from the Sea of Galilee embedded into it. A chamomile bench seat surrounded by a rosemary hedge. A trough containing a selection of kitchen herbs as well as a mint walk on steppers. The property is interspersed with beautiful fruit trees and natural food which self-perpetuates in many areas. The secluded area at the end of the section is well worth the meandering stroll to reach, starting at the glasshouse. Take time to enjoy this garden which has been created and used as a place of retreat.

I invite you to our country haven, to relax and take time out
A place where you’ll find beauty and rest is what we’re all about. You can wander peacefully through the garden, to your heart’s content. Enjoy delightful refreshments, when your legs are spent. I know that you will love, this beauty we’ve created. 
Your peace will be restored, your troubles are abated.

The Gardener

I’m a country girl at heart, brought up growing our own fruit and vegetables and have an appreciation of beauty in a garden. Over the years I’ve been developing an attractive landscape of various themes that are a delight to walk through. I now want to share what I’ve created so that others will enjoy the experience.

Garden Size

We are a medium-sized country garden of 1 hectare. Allow 2-3 hours for your visit.


  • Price
    $10 per person.
  • Parking
    We have off-street parking for cars buses and coaches with room to turn.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes, the garden is flat and wheelchair friendly.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No thanks as we have cats.
  • Food available?
    We offer lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Prices on application. I love to cook, and, if you like, in a vintage theme you can taste what Granny would make, while you reflect and dream.
  • Picnics
    Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes, children are welcome, please supervise.
  • Toilets?
  • Seating
    There are many areas to sit and let yourself unwind. The fragrance and aromas, in short, will blow your mind.
  • Guided Tours
    We are happy to show visitors around the garden by arrangement.
  • Weddings

    Yes by arrangement. We have a flat lawn area for a marque.


161 Vaile Road, Newstead, Hamilton.