Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

Garden & Art Trail

Brain Watkins Heritage Garden & House Museum

A rare example of a historic house on its original site within the remnants of an old garden, dating from 1881. Some of the garden’s original plants – namely camellia, kowhai, roses and a pear tree, for example – remain. Other plantings reflect the tastes of mid-twentieth century gardening with a new emphasis on native trees. These days the garden is approximately one quarter the size of its original plot, which once included an orchard.

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The NZ Garden & Art Festival Charitable Trust is a positive and forward-thinking group passionate about gardens, art and promoting the beautiful Bay of Plenty in a philanthropic way.

phone: 07 570 2525
address: PO Box 14100,  Tauranga 3143
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