The Garden Guide

Aramatai Gardens

A peaceful garden planted to encourage birds. There are 2 ponds with islands connected by a waterfall, a vegetable and herb garden and orchard.

Head Gardener's Comment

Aramatai Gardens are situated within a beautiful valley surrounded by amazing hills, being undulated provides it with interesting contours of plantings that consist of various exotic & weeping trees, natives, Rhododendrums, Camellias, Roses, Parennials, Irises, Lillies, plus two large natural ponds & rock formations and their associated plants & fauna.
It also features a vegetable garden, sunken garden, fruit & nut orchard, extensive lawns and walkways.
Our beautiful garden is peaceful, tranquil and restful with many rustic seats whereby they provide you opportunities to relax and view our lovely surroundings.
This is an oasis just off a main highway where stresses can be forgotten in amongst nature at its best.

Photograph © Jacquelyn Jamieson
Photograph © Jacquelyn Jamieson
Photograph © Jacquelyn Jamieson


Stu and Trisha Donaldson lived on this property for almost 32 years, the garden has been planted for nearly 20 years since 1992, it was designed & created from bare paddocks. Leo & Jill Mouat purchsed the property in December 2012, we also have a working farm.

Plants of note

Our plants mainly consist of exotic & weeping trees, beautiful Rhododendrums, Camelias, Roses, Clematis, Lillies, Irises, Natives, and Perrenials etc.

12 Mapara North Road, R.D. 3, Aramatai Gardens, Te Kuiti, New Zealand, 3983

All year. By appointment. email: Phone: 07 8788683

For each person we charge $5.00 NZ Other charges can be established with your enquiries.

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