|Opening Hours:||10 am - 5 pm all year|
Situated just off the Napier to Taupo highway, the garden at Trelinnoe is iconic within the country for its size, its trees and its sheer human endeavour. The garden is almost frost free and grows an unusual diversity of plants including luculia, jacaranda, vireya rhododendrons and even cymbidium orchids. Sloping gently away from the entrance way, Trelinnoe covers 12 acres with spectacular view to the farmland beyond. There are large ponds and attractive waterside plantings. Although planting commenced just under 40 years ago many trees are approaching maturity and part of the garden has become a woodland where many rare and unusual species flourish - from the Himalayas to the semi tropicial climes of Mexico and Brazil. Part of the garden is devoted to indigenous flora. The seasons are well marked at Trelinnoe. Here in winter the tracery of deciduous trees against the sky have great beauty and species such as betula, amormyrtus and stuartia show off their attractive bark. In spring there is a wonderful show from the huge collection of magnolias and month by month camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas - both everygreen and deciduous, and the colourful American dogwoods contribute to the display. Summer is marked by renga renga, Himalayan lillies - Cardiocrinum giganteum, massed perennials and ground cover plants. A profuse display of hydrangeas leads into autumn, perhaps the most colourful time of the year. Carefully planned sweeping lawns and wide walks are a characteristic of this large plantsman's garden. Time is needed to visit Trelinnoe as there is much to see through all seasons of the year.
General InformationLarge (>5ha) size Private garden with capacity for Large (20+) group sizes. Recommended visit of 3 Hours. Best to visit in Autumn,Spring.
Tariff: Adults $7.50 , Children $0.00 , Seniors $7.50
Appointment: Appointment Required
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