Wai­heke Island Gar­den Safari

Exploring gardens

Explor­ing gar­dens on the Gar­den Safari

2014 Wai­heke Island Gar­den Safari dates Sat­ur­day 8 & Sun­day 9 November!!

Click here to view the Gar­den Safari Event Program.

We are immensely proud to present, for the enjoy­ment of all New Zealan­ders and inter­na­tional vis­i­tors, our Wai­heke Island gardens.

Wai­heke Island is a unique com­mu­nity and a beau­ti­ful nat­ural envi­ron­ment. This unique­ness and beauty is an oppor­tu­nity that allows the Wai­heke com­mu­nity to sup­port its sick chil­dren with funds raised as a result of our guests vis­it­ing some of Waiheke’s most beau­ti­ful gar­dens each year at our annual Gar­den Safari.

The Wai­heke Island Gar­den Safari began in 2001, attract­ing approx­i­mately 350 guests and rais­ing around $5,000. Thir­teen years of the Safari has seen good growth each year, and in that time we have hosted nearly 11,000 guests through approx­i­mately 112 gar­dens and raised in excess of $400,000.00 to sup­port sick Wai­heke chil­dren and their families.

Last year alone, over 1600 vis­i­tors enjoyed the Safari, which con­tributed in excess of $70,000 to the Trust’s work on the island.

This 14th year we are thrilled to be work­ing again with SeaLink as our prin­ci­pal Gar­den Safari sponsor…a won­der­ful part­ner­ship with won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for con­tin­ued Safari growth.

Raised bed gardens with view out to sea

Raised bed garden

Fol­low­ing on the pop­u­lar­ity of pre­vi­ous years we con­tinue the mas­sive Plant Sale at Rangi­houa Estate where you will find a range of plants at fab­u­lous prices. And for extra enter­tain­ment local musi­cians will be per­form­ing at selected gar­dens, a vari­ety of good­ies and gourmet treats will be avail­able for pur­chase and local wines and olive oils will be offered for both tast­ing and pur­chase – some­thing for everyone!”

We trust that you take your time to expe­ri­ence our island’s nat­ural beauty as you drive leisurely between the gar­dens – as we say on Wai­heke “ Slow Down, You’re Here!” You may per­haps even learn some gar­den­ing tips from the won­der­ful peo­ple who have so gen­er­ously donated their gar­dens for our cause.

We hope you enjoy our 2014 Wai­heke Island Gar­den Safari! And thanks to our prin­ci­pal spon­sor Sealink for all their support.

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