Te Kainga Marire is an inner city native garden. Te Kainga Marire is Maori for the peaceful encampment. The garden was awarded the rating of New Zealand Gardens Trust Garden of National Significance in 2005. 1972 - acre clay wasteland purchased in Te Henui Valley.
A Garden of International Significance. NZGT 2008. Garden featured in the BBC Documentary Around the World in 80 Gardens with Monty Don - which screened on BBC Two in 2008.
1972 - acre clay wasteland purchased in Te Henui Valley
1973 - 74 Perimeter planting, including orchard
1976 House building commences
1977 House completed and landscaping commences
1990 Garden first opens to the public
A collection of NZ Native plants including Alpines and ferns.
An inspiring garden using natives. Loved the use of recycled timber in hard scape. Lots of bird life. A good vege garden area too.
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