Tree Church and Gardens

Tree Church and Gardens, Ohaupo: Hours, Address, Tree Church and Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Tree Church and Gardens
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The TreeChurch is a living chapel made of trees set in beautiful gardens. The Gardens also feature a labyrinth, perennial flower beds, ponds, doves and many stunning trees.
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2-3 hours
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holidaygirlWaikato
waikato64 contributions
MAGICAL PLACE
Feb 2021
We visited the Tree church and gardens on Valentines day which was a lovely sunny day! The tree church is so amazing and so unique! I absolutely loved being there! The walls were covered both inside and out with red roses! It is so beautiful! I would advise going early in the morning so you can have some time in the tree church to yourselves! Its a great place to get some really stunning photos! The gardens are very pretty but the church , in my opinion, is just beautiful!
Written 14 February 2021
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Nancy McGregpr
2 contributions
Mcgregor
Oct 2020 • Family
1 star ⭐️ for the church, Lovely Church but certainly not worth $20 entry fee. Would not recommend it. The rest of the garden was below average and the veggie garden was non existent
Written 5 November 2020
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Yan L
2 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful
Oct 2020 • Family
Beautiful and peaceful place! We had a family day out n had our picnic there, the garden is beautiful and quite with birds singing, the Treechurch is a great place for wedding and portrait. Highly recommended for everyone. It would be a good idea for a half day out of noise and busy life. Bev is lovely!
Written 17 October 2020
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SusanAxbridge
Axbridge73 contributions
Unique place to visit but be quick!
Mar 2020
The Tree Church is part of a large garden full of interesting trees and shrubs with attractive landscaping. The Tree Church is at it says, a Church built from trees planted in the conventional shape of a church and then bent over a frame to allow them to continue growing as an arch over the roof. Very attractive for weddings, especially with the avenue of silver birches with white trunks leading up to it. Barry, the inspiration is a great host. Sadly he is selling it so you would have to be quick and book a visit before 4th April.
Written 6 March 2020
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Hi Susan, Bev and Chris Gatenby here, the new owners of the TreeChurch and Gardens from August 2020, after Chris working with the creator Barry Cox for the last 4 years. Thanks for your lovely review of this beautiful and special place. We are delighted to have become the guardians of the TreeChurch which will continue to be open on Sundays, 10am to 4pm, during Spring, Summer and Autumn. See our website treechurch.co.nz
Written 22 October 2020
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Janette G
Frizington, UK92 contributions
Beautiful and inspiring
Feb 2020
The owner gave our group a tour. We began in the tree church which comprises of living trees. It is a wedding venue and couples come from all over the world to get married there. He told us about his journey establishing the garden. It was an interesting and informative talk. He then took us around the garden which has a lovely feel and has many interesting and beautiful trees. There is also a small vegetable garden and perennial flower garden and a labyrinth. There is a wonderful selection of trees set in this beautifully designed garden. Well worth a visit.
Written 23 February 2020
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julietquilts
Athenree, New Zealand197 contributions
Lovely gardens on a beautful day
Oct 2019
I was part of a private group that visited the gardens and Tree Church today on a beautiful sunny October day. The gardens were looking lovely with new growth on all the trees, azalea mollis in full flower looking magnificent water lilies coming into flower, and the perennial garden was starting to look good too, with irises just starting to flower. A very peaceful spot and I can imagine a wonderful place for weddings with many suitable spots for wedding photos. We sat in the Tree Church and heard from the owner how he had developed the gardens, using large trees that he planted as the basis.

It is only open on Sundays during the summer months from end of October to end of March, like many gardens in New Zealand, and children under 12 are not encouraged. Definitely a place of tranquility. A couple of resident cats to enjoy too.
Written 30 October 2019
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Katherine Macann
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions
Always wanted to visit!!
Mar 2019
Nestled in the lush Waikato countryside this creative garden is a visual feast.
We picnicked in the groomed grounds.
The living chapel exudes reverence and peace.
Written 31 March 2019
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Sandra S
Auckland, New Zealand77 contributions
Beautiful Church and Gardens
Feb 2019
This is a really lovely garden. Well worth a visit. Only open Octoboer to March - Sundays at 10.00am and 4.00pm or by appointment. Mine was a private group visit. A very informative explanation of the church. The gardens are beautiful.
Written 23 February 2019
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Stephen C
Austin, TX80 contributions
Very creative and pleasant
Jan 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this very creative and beautiful outdoor work of art. The owner was pleasant and welcoming. We had a lovely conversation. I highly recommend.
Written 28 January 2019
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Helen C
Katikati, New Zealand139 contributions
Garden Visit
Feb 2018
The Treechurch is an amazing church formed from trees and is sited outside in an interesting and very attractive garden just outside Te Awamutu. It is only open over the summer months. Weddings, funerals and other events are celebrated here
Written 3 March 2018
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