The TreeChurch, Ohaupo, is a living, breathing structure designed to be a place of interest and contemplation.
The TreeChurch inspires feelings of peace, contemplation, joy and solace for many who visit. The Gardens include a labyrinth, European and English-inspired collections, a Monet-style pond and perennial flower gardens.
Trees used in the construction of the Church are Alnus Imperialis – Cut Leaf Alder (Roof Canopy), Purple Dodonaea – Ake Ake (Walls), Camelia Black Tie, Acer Globosum, Thuja Pyramidalis.
A selection of Oaks, Maples, Alders, Ginkgos, Beech, Poplars, Taxodium, and Nyssa grace the Gardens. Many were placed using a Tree Spade to create a mature garden relatively quickly.
Barry Cox created the TreeChurch. It combines his love of church architecture and trees to make a living, breathing chapel. In mid-2020, Chris and Bev Gatenby purchased the TreeChurch and today are carrying on the legacy of this remarkable place. Chris had previously worked with Barry for four years looking after the TreeChurch and the Gardens.
Set in 3 hectares of distinctive gardens,
Wedding venue hire is by appointment only – please Contact Us for a booking. Two lovely accommodation rooms looking over the gardens can also be booked for weddings and other events.
The TreeChurch and Gardens may also be booked for formal events such as naming ceremonies, anniversary celebrations, funerals and other special occasions. The TreeChurch seats 100 people.
119 West Road, Ohaupo,