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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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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Ohinetahi is unmissable whether you are a gardener or not. It reveals an enchanted world of structure and colour above the beautiful harbour. In November the peonies and roses are stunning, even in the rain, while the sculpture walk is a delight. Well deserving of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ElizabethK2730
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Driving away from Akaroa we stumbled on these gardens. What a view over Littleton Harbour and the gardens were inspring. Only 2 gardens tend this amazing property, is is fantastic

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Casinoshoppe
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank John H
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank j w
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Margaret G
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NZMike57
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CactusRose
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank milliesmum2016
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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