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  Burr-wood Country Gardens

Address449 Lund Rd R.D.2, Katikati, Lund Rd is approximately 4 kms south of Katikati,opposite the Pacifica Resort Golf course. Burrwood is 4.49 kms up Lund rd on left. .Another Burrwood sign is on the left of our gateway.
RegionBay Of Plenty
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone07 5492060
Contact PersonMaureen and Alan Cook
HoursOpen by appointment only.Closed June ,July
Garden Size2.5 acres. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
Price$5 per person
Brochure Available?Yes on the garden and the accommodation.
ParkingOff street for large buses at the main entrance,we then ferry the elderly by car up the drive. Up to 30 seater's and cars can come up to the house and turn around.
Food AvailableLunches and morning/afternoon/Devonshire teas by arrangement, for groups over 8
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingWe have seating on our verandah and we also use our lounge in bad weather.
PicnicsNo as we serve food.
Wheelchair AccessNot suitable unless you have a very strong caregiver.
Dogs AllowedNo dogs please.
Children AllowedNot suitable for children.
AccommodationBurr-wood Country stay. We take one party only at a time.
Weddings Photos by arrangement only
Plant/Other SalesSmall nursery with plants from our garden.Unique jewellery made from N. Z. Native Timber is available for sale. We also have plants from our own collection for sale.
Guided ToursYes we always show our visitors around the garden and happily do so.
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesFrom our studio at home we make unique jewellery from N. Z. Native Timbers, which you are welcome to visit.

We are 5 min's from SH 2 and within easy reach of Bay of Plenty attractions, including our Mural Town. Bush walks about 5 min's away. Waihi Beach 20 min's.

Our accommodation also provides our guests with breakfast [cooked or continental] which includes homemade bread and jams; on our verandah or indoors. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks, and a delicious dinner is available by arrangement. Home produce is used where possible.

We have a Queen bed room and room with 2 single beds
$135-$140double $90-$100 single

Golf course/winery/hot pools within several minutes of the garden.


The Garden

Welcome! Burr-wood is set in a 21/2 acre well known garden and surrounded by native bush. [Kaimai Ranges] An elevated situation, we overlook a panorama of land, sea,harbour and islands from top of Waihi beach to Eastcape. Truly spectacular.
The garden consists of 4 levels with a short gentle slope between each.
The house level. 'The terraces' has cottage type gardens, a rhododendron and camellia walk and the vegetable garden.

The 2nd 'The Ladies Mile'. has long perennial beds roses [mostly David Austin] shrubs and trees- almost park like. The rest is the 'Proteacae Walk'.

3rd 'The Pond Complex' Has a series of ponds surrounded by garden as the main feature.

4th 'The Last Furlong' is devoted to Natives that don't grow naturally in our area, some rare. Walk along that and come back up through the Hosta Walk. The garden is tranquil and romantic. Each level is surrounded by native bush giving continuity and bird life.

The Gardener

Maureen and Alan ex farmers, bought the weed filled land in 1993. Alan built the house while Maureen developed the garden. Lines blurred with painting, wallpapering and heavy removal needed in the garden. Friends say' you name it its there in our garden'. They say 'Not quite true but there is a variety' Roses,perennials,protea,maples,rhodos,camellia, azaleas,natives,dahlias, to name a few. In the small nursery there are plants from the garden. A small nursery has plants available from the garden. Alan has been making the native timber jewellery for 43 years.He also makes sets of native timber onions. Their hobbies are fishing [Alan] and cake decorating[Maureen] when not in the garden or workshop.
Click on any image below to enlarge
Mayor Is.Part of our view
Magnolia, Campelli Charles Rafael
This maple gives us glorious autumn colour, however we are not sure of its name.
Dorothy Perkins rose as a standard
Salvia Africana Lutens
Cottage Garden in spring
The cymbidium orchid bank.
Ceonathus in front of the house.
Part of ladies Mile in early spring with Euphorbia Wulfenii in for ground cover
Protea Venus in Protea Walk
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