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  The Herb Farm

AddressGrove Road, R.D.10 Palmerston North, Manawatu
RegionManawatu
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Email
Phone64 (06) 326 8633
Fax64 (06) 326 9650
Contact Person Sarah Cowan
Websitewww.herbfarm.co.nz
HoursThe herb farm and cafe is open to the public Monday - Sunday from 10 am - 4:30pm. The garden is at it's most decorative from October - March but each season has it's special magic.
Garden SizeWe have fourteen themed gardens over 2 acres.
PriceThere is a small charge to go into the gardens and as part of the self-guided tour you will receive a map to guide you around the gardens.
Brochure Available?Yes.
ParkingYes we have off street parking for buses/coaches and cars.
ToiletsYes.
Food AvailableNestled in a herbaceous microclimate, the herb farm café exudes charm and tranquility with a stunning lunch/brunch menu. This menu incorporates freshly picked herbs and local produce, to produce a selection of savories and delectable deserts all made on the premises. Ph: (06) 326 7479 Email: cafe@herbfarm.co.nz
Cafe/Restaurant available?Yes
SeatingWe have limited seating around the grounds.
PicnicsNo as we have our own cafe.
Wheelchair AccessYes we are wheelchair friendly.
Dogs AllowedNo dogs thank you.
Children AllowedThe gardens enjoyed by all ages with the fairy garden and 'Herbitton' popular with the children. We have a kids quiz for children to do as they walk around the gardens and enhance their herb farm experience.
AccommodationNo but we are happy to recommend local accommodation in the area.
WeddingsYes for your ceremony at the herb farm you can choose any location suitable in our beautiful 2 acres of themed gardens. The gardens are perfect for guests to mingle and have nibbles and drinks served before or after the ceremony. The cafe's indoor and enclosed outdoor dining area can cater for up to 70 people for your reception. An on-site marquee is available for larger numbers or as a wet weather alternative for your ceremony. The gardens provide beautiful backgrounds for your family and bridal photos or we can recommend local scenic sites for off-site photos.
Plant/Other SalesStep into our beautiful shop where the shelves are lined with our pure and natural products, most of which are made right here at the herb farm. Our team can help you choose the best products for your skin care or healthcare requirements. Our delicious chutneys and relishes are now available for purchase on-line. They are all made on-site with fresh natural ingredients and a passion for tasty and healthy food!
Guided ToursAs part of the self-guided tour you will receive a map to guide you around the gardens.
Function center?Yes
Winery?No
Other FacilitiesOur room is available for seminars, meetings, small conferences or other events. The room can seat approx 35-40 people lecture style and can be adapted to suit your requirements.

The herb farm beauty retreat offers divine facials and treatments using our 100% natural products and we also stock the Jane Iredale professional mineral make-up range and offer make-up services.

Meetings and functions in the seminar room can be catered for with our range of set menus for morning and afternoon teas and lunches.

Workshops and Tours at the herb farm are a wonderful place to come and experience a 'hands-on' workshop where you can create your own natural product to take home. A minimum number of 10 people is required when making a booking.
Workshops are ideal for club or work outings, family get-together's, hens parties, Christmas functions, conference partner programmes or schools.

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The Garden

The herb farm gardens have been developed in a co-creative partnership with nature. Respect for the living magic in nature's most powerful plants, our herbs, is important.

The farm is set in rural tranquility and the fourteen themed gardens have been developed on clay soil. raised beds, mulching and allowing the plants to develop their own strengthening strategies by surviving (without our input) droughts or insect infestations have resulted in a vibrancy which many visitors feel, see or experience on their garden walks. It is a working garden, where herbs are harvested to create tinctures and oils to use in our skin care and healthcare products manufactured on site.

The Gardener

Murray Fergus - Gardener. Murray has helped out in the garden for many years and he has recently taken over the overall maintenance and development of the gardens. He is very passionate about our wonderful gardens and has lots of fantastic ideas for the future. Murray is our resident handy-man and can turn his hand to most things when needed! Lynn Kirkland - Founder and Research & Development Manager. Lynn is our resident herb-guru and started the herb farm in 1993. Lynn now focuses on the Research and Development side of the business along with writing for various magazines and newspapers. She is responsible for developing all our beautiful products and has more exciting products in the pipe-line. Lynn is also Grandma to Zeke and Marli and takes them for regular walks in the garden. Sarah Cowan - Managing Director. Sarah (Lynn's daughter) manages the business on-site and deals with the day-to-day operating of the business and is also responsible for the marketing and development of the business. Sarah is very passionate about what the herb farm does and loves working with such a fantastic team of people who share this passion.
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The herb farm gardens have been developed in a co-creative partnership with nature. Respect for the living magic in nature's most powerful plants, our herbs, is important.
The farm is set in rural tranquility and the fourteen themed gardens have been developed on clay soil. raised beds, mulching and allowing the plants to develop their own strengthening strategies
The woods
The gardens enjoyed by all ages with the fairy garden and 'Herbitton' popular with the children.
Our café exudes charm and tranquility with a stunning lunch/brunch menu. This menu incorporates freshly picked herbs and local produce, to produce a selection of savories and delectable deserts all made on the premises. Ph: (06) 326 7479 Email: cafe@herbfarm.co.nz
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