Hereweka Garden and Nursery

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Hosts: Anna Moore and Dr Peter Cooke

Address: Rapid No. 10, Hoopers Inlet Road, RD 2, Dunedin 9077 - View Google Map

Phone: (03) 478 0880 (day) or (03) 478 0165 (evening)

E-mail: drpetercooke@xtra.co.nz

Website: www.hereweka.co.nz

Hereweka is a Registered Garden, NZ Gardens Trust (see www.gardens.org.nz).

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Hereweka Garden and Nursery

Description: The garden covers 4 hectares in a ‘hidden valley’ on the lower slope of Harbour Cone, with 200 rhododendrons, interesting and rare trees, shrubs, ponds, paths with herbaceous borders, old-fashioned roses, perennials, a large hellebore collection and bulbs.  A valley has been developed recently with a Gondwana planting theme including palms, cordylines, tree ferns and trees of the Araucariaceae family.  The latest addition to the garden is a luxury self-contained eco accommodation lodge - Hereweka Retreat.  The garden is situated in a valley surrounded by the largest area of native forest on the Otago Peninsula including mature rimu trees.

The garden is reached via a steep drive accessible by car and minibus.  Buses can park and turn on the property with a 300m walk up to the garden. The garden is level enough for most visitors.

Admission: Hereweka Garden is open by appointment only.  Admission $10.

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