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Ohinetahi Garden

Govenors Bay RD1 | 1.5 kilometers past the Governors Bay Hotel on the left., Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
+64 3-329 9852
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An almost secret garden. Don't miss!

This garden is not well publicised, but perhaps that is intentional - parking is limited. However... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
John H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
A beautiful garden, a must to visit

Found by chance when driving from Govenors Bay to Akaroa, sited on the left on a bend and easily... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
j w
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Govenors Bay RD1 | 1.5 kilometers past the Governors Bay Hotel on the left., Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
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+64 3-329 9852
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This garden is not well publicised, but perhaps that is intentional - parking is limited. However, there is a useful website and it would be advisable to check opening times before visiting. The garden surrounds the home of the well-known Christchurch architect, Sir Miles Warren....More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Found by chance when driving from Govenors Bay to Akaroa, sited on the left on a bend and easily missed, small car park, 15NZ$ entry, beautifully laid out in various rooms with large sculptures and small buildings dotted around the grounds, huge variety of plants...More

Thank j w
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I went on a guided tour of the gardens with a group of ladies - it included morning tea, with scones to die for! The guide, Mark, had a great sense of humour and was incredibly well informed about the history and all the flora...More

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

What an amazing garden! Beautifully set out and tended to a high standard. Such a lovely afternoon spent with my gardening Mum who loved discovering different areas and plants in it. Lovely views over Lyttleton Harbour. We'll have to go back to see different plants...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Ok, it's smaller than Sissinghurst or Great Dextor but it has the class and interest of those "named" gardens. If you are into that sort of place you will enjoy the diversity of the plants, the design and the sculptures. The setting with the views...More

Thank NZMike57
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

After years of talking about a visit to Ohinetahi, we finally made it! We had the entire property to ourselves as we wandered around on a quiet weekday, encountering only one (of the two) gardeners, who was happy to answer all our questions. There are...More

Thank CactusRose
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Ohinetahi, at the head of Lyttelton Harbour is a magnificent garden of international repute and standing, created by celebrated Christchurch architect, Sir Miles Warren. It is full of the most beautifully planned planting, sculpture and art. There are perfectly proportioned vistas, bush walks, fabulous and...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The skills of 2 architects and an artist, combined with passion has resulted in a must see garden. There is a selection of 18 specialist gardens to walk through. This is a very formal garden planted densely with rhododendrons, camellias and a variety of New...More

1  Thank Pierre664
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a significant treasure in the Garden City. Owner, Sir Miles Warren has amassed an amazing collection of modern sculpture as well as art works of national significance. Add the harbourside location and the extensive plantings make this garden a joy to visit.

Thank zhuhai2007
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you were inspired by Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then this one is definitely for you! An enjoyable scenic drive from Christchurch via Victoria Park brings you to delightful Governors Bay (good spot for lunch!) then on to Ohinetahi Garden where you can delight in the...More

2  Thank Steve H
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