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  Homewood Garden

Address55 Pukakura Rd RD 2 Katikati
RegionBay Of Plenty
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone075493373. Mobile is 0275606580
Contact PersonMilenka Holwerda.
HoursBy appointment only August till Mid May
Garden SizeAllow 1 to 2 hours
Price$8.00 discount for large groups
Brochure Available?No
ParkingYes off street parking for buses and cars, which is sign posted.
Food AvailableYes, by prior arrangement.Home baked morning and afternoon teas,also light lunches .
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingSeating available in several areas of the garden.
PicnicsYes, hot water available
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedNo dogs please.
Children AllowedYes by arrangement
WeddingsYes by arrangement.
Plant/Other SalesYes we have plants that we have potted up from our own collection. Avocados for sale most of the year
Guided ToursYes we are happy to guide you through the garden.
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesA self contained Bed and Breakfast Cottage is available.The cottage was built in 1922 and has two double and one single rooms.There is one bathroom. The B&B cottage has its own private cottage garden. A wonderful place for a quiet time away.


The Garden

The Homewood property was bought and named in 1875. The homestead was built a year later and various owners have had an input into the development of this wonderful property. Many trees have been planted over the years,including the 40 year old Avocado trees that surround the property. The Homewood gardens include a formal entrance with a view of the harbour. A paved rose garden and rose arbour that leads down to the crabapple walk. There is a large productive potager and an orchard enclosed with hornbeam hedging. There is a lake project and a formal pond area under way at present.

The Gardener

John and I have lived at Homewood for 8 years .We started developing the garden 5 years ago as well as doing a major renovation to the house and cottage. I do the garden maintenance planting and propagating, while John helps out with hedge trimming, earth moving and larger planting projects.
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View back towards the Homestead
Poppies in the orchard follow on from the Daffodils
Paved rose garden
Pool and entertainment area
Potager and view of the cottage
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