Located in the mighty Waikato, the garden is approximately 3 acres and includes the nursery with a great range of perennials and often other plants for sale. Being in the Waikato we have wet winters and being in a valley we also get our share of frosts, our summers are humid and I have had to build up shelterbelts on the southern and western sides of the property to filter our prevailing winds. I am constantly on the lookout for new perennials to add to the garden, thus the lawn slowly gets smaller and smaller to make more room. My garden is not limited to perennials, I use a range of trees, shrubs, grasses, succulents, natives, annuals and herbs in my planting schemes and also have planted a large range of fruit trees.
Gardening has been a hobby of mine for over 20 years. During my son's treatment for cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma) in 2014-2016, my garden became a place of peace and retreat for me, a way to cope. Once we had come through the treatment phase for Patrick's first cancer and our visits to the hospital became spaced apart, I saw the opportunity to create a business doing what I love and Villaleigh Plants was born. We have a focus on growing great plants to bring to plant fairs/markets and love to share the garden and nursery with visitors through our open days or by booking a visit.
The garden is 3 acres and includes the nursery, so allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
I would also recommend planning a visit to Nikau Cave & Cafe http://nikaucave.co.nz/cafe (approx 30 mins from here) for a lovely lunch as part of your day out or heading out to Raglan to visit boutique shops and cafes and the beach.
4051 Highway 22, Huntly 3772.