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  Palmco Gardens

Address32 Wiroa Road, Postal: PO Box 34 Kerikeri. Situated on the outskirts of Kerikeri, in the far north of New Zealand.
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone09 407 9293
Fax09 407 6293
Contact PersonJason Vokes General Manager
HoursPalmco Gardens are open 7 days, 10-4pm
Garden Size2 acres of display gardens and 50 acres of palm production.
PriceEntry is by a $5.00 voucher which is redeemable in the Palmco retail store. A concession is available for tour groups and garden clubs. Please call to enquire.
Brochure Available?Yes
ParkingOff street parking for buses coaches and cars
Food AvailableNo, but there is a lovely winery and restaurant next door
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingGenerous lawns, and some bench seating.
PicnicsYes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair AccessYes, most of the gardens can be accessed.
Dogs AllowedNo dogs please as it is a private garden.
Children AllowedYes
AccommodationNo but we are happy to recommend a range of nearby accommodation.
WeddingsYes - the garden is available for hire by the hour for photography only at this stage
Plant/Other SalesWith 50 acres of palms in production we can supply customers with any species and we have numbers to fulfil even the largest orders. From one small palm to sit in the living room to one hundred large palms to enhance a new subdivision - it’s never a problem.
Guided ToursYes
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesAloe Aloe Garden is an hours drive from Palmco at 8 Okahu Downs Drive, Kaitaia.

Marsden Estate Winery is next door with a delightful restaurant and award winning wines.


The Garden

First planted in the early 1990's this established subtropical garden features many wonderful specimen palms dating back to the original plantings. Extensively renovated during 2008 the garden features new developments since with palms, cycads, tropical tree ferns and arid species with rich under plantings of exotics and native species. We also added a substantial tropical house as the entrance to the garden featuring many interesting species.

The gardens were designed and constructed by Adam Shuter and the Palmco Landscape team who won Supreme Award for Ellerslie Flower Show 2007, and Supreme Construction Award. Many of the features of this winning design are now permanently exhibited in the display garden. The garden received the New Zealand Gardeners Trust award of Garden of National Significance in early 2009.

Palmco Garden features an indoor tropical garden, mature specimen palms, Paul Mason granite sculptures, fire pit, dry river bed, petanque court, small lake and much much more.

We have plans to extend the gardens over the next few years with an increase in the size of the gardens, further developing the range of plant species and spatial interest of the garden.

We invite you into our special garden where you will find an oasis of tranquility with much inspiration and ideas for your own gardens.

The Gardener

"Palmco's design talent and experience is evident when visiting the Palmco garden for the first time. The Ellerslie Flower Show Supreme award and the recent Garden of Significance award show that Palmco's peers recognise this also. Palmco is owned by the Lammerting family. Kristin Lammerting has a passion for gardening and garden designs and has written a number of award winning books on the subject in her home country of Germany. Kristin believes a garden should be a place for relaxation, inspiration and stimulation of all the senses as well as a reflection of the taste and style of its owners. Kristin loves to read the comments that are written in the visitors book and is thrilled when the garden is enjoyed by others as much as she is. Of course the ongoing development and maintenance of the garden is truly a team effort, with all members of staff providing ideas, energy and support to ensuring the garden is an exceptional destination to visit when in the Bay of Islands."
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Fire Pit
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