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Tikokino Gardens Open Garden Weekend


Sat 19 Nov 2016, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 20 Nov 2016, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Tikokino District, Cnr Buckland Street and State Highway 50, Tikokino

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Entry: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: tg89

Come and check out five beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay Gardens - The Tikokino District Gardens Fun Weekend is perfect for budding garden enthusiasts and those who enjoy an easy stroll through beautiful country gardens. The weekend also features stall holders, entertainment, plants for sale, local arts, craft, food, wine providers from around the region and lots more.

Tikokino is located on State Highway 50, approximately 45 minutes from Napier and Hastings.
Brochures and maps are available from each of the gardens. Eftpos is available at Tikokino Peonies, cash or cheque at the other gardens.

The gardens open across the weekend are:
Gwavas Homestead and Garden - SH 50, 7km north of Tikokino:
Gwavas Garden enjoys nine hectares of woodland garden. First planted in 1880, It is a "Registered Group of Historic Trees" (RNZ;Inst.Hort) containing a wide collection of trees and shrubs; also a native bird habitat. Over the weekend take a stroll around the beautiful garden at Gwavas, or go on a Homestead tour for just $5. Morning and afternoon tea will be available as well as delicious assortments of jams, jellies, fudge and a variety of stalls.

Awatea Country Garden - SH 50 1km north of Tikokino:
A Scarlet Oak-lined drive leads to an all-season garden. Mixed plantings of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, a woodland walkway, densely planted beds of perennials, lilies and roses makes this a delightful garden to visit. Throughout the weekend there will be plants available for sale, Central Hawke’s Bay artist Susan Higginson will be onsite or you can simply enjoy a wander through the country garden. Group bookings are encouraged to phone Shirley on 06 856 5879

Tikokino Peonies - Cnr State Highway 50 and Buckland Road, Tikokino:
A display of ninety varieties of Peonies welcomes you at Tikokino Paeonies. The circular rose and perennial walk, water feature and large parterre are backed by a large variety of trees and shrubs. Across the weekend enjoy a wander through the garden, take home a beautiful punch of Paeonies, plants for the garden and come and check out some great local stall holders like Lime Rock Wines and Ellsgrove Olive Oil, as well as the essentials - coffee, cut lunches, crafts and so much more. Eftpos available.

Springvale Garden - 412 Holden Rd, Springvale Station, Tikokino:
A romantic country garden full of cottage plants and roses. Over the weekend there will be homespun clothing items for sale with other stall holders and of course the garden will be open to wander through and enjoy.

Two Mile Garden - 1626 Tikokino-Waipawa Road:
Two mile Garden is a beautiful all season garden with many shaded areas in a park like setting. Wander the hedge-lined walkways and admire the old fashioned roses amongst many other trees and shrubs. There with be many interesting stalls to look at.