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  Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

Address1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Auckland. 40 minutes drive from Auckland City. Postal address is PO Box 63, Kaukapakapa 0843.
RegionAuckland - North
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Email
Phone64 09 420 5655,
Fax09 420 5654,
Contact PersonDavid Bayly
Websitewww.sculpturegardens.co.nz
HoursOpen 7 days 9am to 5pm. Last admissions 4pm. (closed christmas day and anzac morning)
Garden SizeAllow 1 ½ hours to enjoy the walk fully and take in all the sculptures.
Price Adults $10, children 5-13 $5, groups 10+ $8, over 60’s & students $9.
Brochure Available?Brochures of the nursery and garden can be handed out when you come.
ParkingYes off street parking is available for buses coaches and cars.
ToiletsYes.
Food AvailableGroups and bus tours welcome. Group morning/afternoon teas and lunches available if booked in advance.
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingThere are many seats along the path to allow for resting and contemplating the views and sculptures.
PicnicsYes but please stay on the pathway as the trail has been designed to be followed in sequence to optimise the views of each sculpture. Please take any rubbish with you. Due to the fire risk please no smoking
Wheelchair Access Not suitable for wheelchairs. The sculpture trail at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens is an easy 1km walk on gravel paths which are accessible for mountain buggies.
Dogs AllowedNo dogs, except guide dogs.
Children AllowedAdults, please supervise your children around the sculptures and ponds. The sculptors have spent many hours of blood, sweat and tears to create these sculptures so please respect this by not touching or climbing on the artworks. Any damages incurred will need to be paid for.
AccommodationNo but we are happy to recommend local accommodation.
WeddingsBy arrangement only.
Plant/Other SalesFrom natives to fruit trees, palms to groundcovers, we specialise in plants that grow well in the Auckland region, and selling them to the public at affordable prices. Almost all of the sculptures are available for purchase.
Guided ToursWe do offer tours thru the grounds. Please check for the cost of this.
Function center?No
Winery?No
Other FacilitiesOptions of 30 min to 90 min workshops on a variety of gardening topics run by Kaipara Coast Owner & Horticulturist David Bayly.
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens make a great outing for Preschools, Primary Schools and Colleges.

If you are too busy to do things yourself, or need advice on what to do, what to plant and the costs involved, then contact our Advice and Landscaping department. We offer a full range of Landscape design, Landscape architecture, Project management, planting and garden implementation services

2011 Exhibition
We have a great collection of over 60 sculptures organised for the 2011 exhibition from a wide range of leading & emerging NZ artists.

We are excited to announce that the 2011 Exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday 20th November from 2pm. If you would like to book a place then email us to order tickets. Tickets are $20 per person, and cover entry to the 2011 exhibition, plus will include drinks, Devonshire teas and live music.

The 2011 exhibition will run until October 2011.

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The Garden

Come and enjoy a relaxed art and garden experience.
Stroll along a gentle 1 km sculpture & garden trail set in a tranquil and inspirational rural oasis, located at award winning Kaipara Coast Plant Centre. Listen to the birds as you enjoy the gardens and over 60 selected sculptures by leading New Zealand artists.
The Sculpture Trail is a large outdoor art gallery where sculptures are discovered while strolling through the gardens, the bush track and past the ponds.
The exhibition is changed every 12 months.

The Gardener

David Bayly has owned and operated Kaipara Coast Plant Centre from this site since 1988 and it has been his vision for many years to create a Sculpture Garden in the secluded valley next to the Plant Centre. His aim was to create a place where visitors to the gardens can stroll along the sculpture trail and find inspiration for selecting sculptures and plants to enhance their gardens and property while enjoying great views of the rural setting.
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The 2010 exhibition was opened by Prime Minister John Key on 6th November 2009, with 250 people attending.
The pond.
Angle gate and letter box.
Crown by Ian Cathcart.
Hydrangea walk
Long view
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