Wairarapa Gardens

Fernside Garden near Featherston

Wairarapa gardens are stunning and we're lucky to have so many open to the public.

From rhodos to daffodils, native hebes to modern topiary - the variety of plants that thrive in our climate is outstanding. You can book guided group tours of gardens large and small. Several of the grander ones have historic homesteads in their grounds. In autumn the region’s exotic trees are at their fiery best, especially in Greytown where New Zealand’s first Arbor Day was celebrated.

Many of these gardens double as wedding venues.

Find out about the annual Wairarapa Garden Tour.

Or take your pick from the list below.

Dursley Garden is a beautiful Wairarapa garden located just outside of Masterton, perfect for a garden tour!
Fernside Gardens is just outside of Featherston, Wairarapa. Great for a garden tour, Fernside is also Lord of the Rings filming location!
Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.
A fundraiser for Pukaha Mount Bruce, the Wairarapa Garden Tour is a self-drive weekend tour showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens the Wairarapa has to offer.
Daysh House Garden is a two hectare property near Carterton and features a lake, parkland, perennial beds, shrubberies and a native tree walkway.
The Landing is an elegant country homestead and garden just five minutes from Masterton - and full of fruit and flowers in summer.
Take a tour of Brancepeth, one of Wairarapa's grandest and most treasured historic sites. This colonial homestead and gardens near Masterton is still owned by the family who settled on the land in 1856.