Hosta Gardens

We invite all visitors and guests to wander at will amongst our hosta gardens, which really are a labour of love. The hostas thrive in a large woodland garden surrounding a quaint old woolshed and for much of the last century, this area served as a holding paddock for the sheep yards, so the soil is rich in blood and bone and compost!

Our beautiful summerhouse (photo below) is a lovely place to sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine on a hot summer's day.

A meandering creek wanders the perimeter of the gardens, creating a lush, cool haven from the hot summer sun and a wonderful home for birdlife.


Summer house in the hosta gardens


Hostas and iris flowers








We delight in sharing our garden with others and love watching people enjoy all of our hard work (and believe me, there is always plenty of that!). It is still a work in progress and we are constantly developing new gardens.

Early mornings and late evenings are particularly special times in the gardens as light filters through the leaves. We welcome and invite you to come and enjoy a visit to the gardens.

Paeony flowers





As the privacy of our cottage and homestay guests is paramount we would ask that you please telephone first to arrange a mutually suitable time to view the gardens. An entry fee of $5 per person helps us maintain the gardens and add new features.Hostas and ligularia


TTelephone Cecilia
+64 (0)27 208 8565 or
+ 64   (03) 445 3050
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