At the centre of Broadoak is a 2-acre formal wedding garden. Developed from a commercial peony paddock 6 years ago, the entire area is enclosed by a 3-metre-high wall of hedging between twenty brick pillars adorned by gargoyles giving the feel of a walled garden.
Set out in three garden rooms, the first contains formal beds created in traditional English style with a variety of shrubs and perennials, bordered by low hedging, topiary and pathways that lead to central water fountains. Walk through a gatehouse to the second room featuring knot gardens with a sunken native plant area at one end and a super-size chess board and pieces at the other. You will notice the two beautiful peacock artworks by a local artist.
Described as the Narnia door by visitors, this ornate 100-year-old teak door leads to the third garden room which opens out onto the wedding lawn complete with a small open front chapel. Here in this private expanse, open air weddings take place during the summer season.
During the summer months Broadoak is a busy place hosting private events in its very own genuine English Pub the "Bike n Bovine". The 1-acre garden that bounds the Pub and its lawns feature a lily pond and formal hedges behind which is a large display of hydrangeas.
Broadoak is a functioning family lifestyle block complete with orchard, potting shed and large potager vegetable garden that produces food for the owner's family the whole year through - not forgetting the 300 hazel nut trees, beehive, and resident chickens!
Opening Hours and Tariffs
Broadoak is open by appointment.
Recommended duration of visit is 1.5 - 2 hours.
Contact Details and Location
Physical Address: 232 Jacksons Road, Ohoka
Phone: 03 312 0610
Facilities and Amenities