Woodlands is a garden of great historic and landscape interest. In 1870 it began as the centre of a vast 98,000 acre farming enterprise from whence the first butter was exported- under the Anchor brand.
The garden features camellias imported from England in the 1800s and many of its other trees have reached gigantic proportions.
Woodlands is an atmospheric garden with a rich heritage. It is rated a Garden of Regional Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
Much of the 15 acres of the estate, as it stands today, were planted over 135 years ago and are surrounded by extensive reclaimed agricultural land.
On site also lovely Woodlands Cafe
Historic Garden's free entry. Open daily 10am -4pm.