Your rural, intimate country venue, nestled among the green pastures of North Waikato country side.

Garden Visits

DESTINATION GARDEN IN NORTH WAIKATO

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Treat your senses

Enjoy a peaceful stroll through our garden of surprises.

We welcome you and your group to view our gardens, enjoy our home made quality foods and traditional preserves made from our own orchard fruits.

Treat your senses while we take you on a stroll through our beautiful garden of surprises. Scattered old trees and plantings, colourful flowers, green shady spaces and a fragrant orchard – it’s a joy.

Keep an eye out for our hidden gems which includes our old crab apple tree. It has supplied our family with an abundance of fruits for at least 80 years which we still use today for our traditional preserves – following our grand mother’s recipe.

Please always book so we can give you the best experience.

Garden visit options

STROLL. TASTE. RELAX. ENJOY.

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Garden Tour Options

Plum Meadows offers a variety of options when it comes to your garden visit.
Pick and choose from the following.

Garden tours for groups

A 1.5 hour tour through our gardens. We share history of our farm and interesting fact about our historical special plants and tell you about our orchard. Tours are $20 a person with a minimum of 10 people. You can also add morning tea or lunch. Ask us about the options.


Old style preserves tastings and/ or workshop

Making preserves is in our blood. For generations our family has been making preserves from our home grown fruits. With recipes being passed on from generation to generation, and some trees supplying for all of these years – our home made preserves are a true delight.


Home made lunch and morning tea

Our Plum Meadows cook serves the most delicious home made gourmet platters and picnic style foods. Morning tea and lunch can be arranged for your group. We cater for dietary needs. Please get in touch to help you find the best arrangement.


Lawn games

For those who’d like to extend their visit and add some action, we have a range of Lawn Games available to play.

 

About Our Gardens

HISTORY AND BEAUTY

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In Our Gardens

The older part of the gardens

Our farm goes back 100 years, four generations of our family have worked with passion in our gardens. And that shows. The wider garden area is symbolic of old occupation on the site with the odd fruit tree in odd positions. There are also remnants of shelter belts and other old shrubs and trees but collectively all these become the backbone and highlights of the stroll garden at Plum Meadows. Not to forget the original, recently renovated 1880’s barn.


The new gardens

The ‘new’ garden is comprised of several rooms as well as a kitchen garden and tree-lined walkways. Unique structural features throughout provide a twist to the traditional country garden with surprises around every corner.


The fruit orchard

Four generations have farmed on our 40 hectare farm. Today the main purpose of our land is the 13 hectare stone fruit orchard. As well as twelve different varieties of plums, there is also heritage varieties of Blackboy peaches (peche de vigne), greengage plums and peacharines. While most fruits are sold, we make sure we keep plenty to turn in to our home made traditional preserves.

 
 

Other places to visit

A full day programme in North WaikatO

Enjoy a full day in North Waikato by adding other great places in our North Waikato region.

Walks

  • Hakarimata Summit, Ngaruawahia

  • Harker Reserve, Onewhero

  • Pukemokemoke Bush Loop Track, Whitikahu

  • Mt William Walkway, Mangatawhiri

  • Lake Walks, Huntly: Lake Hakanoa, Lake Puketirini

    View all walk information here.

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park

Pounamu Taonga Greenstone Shop

140 Wayside Road, Te Kauwhata

Steam Train

Seabird Coast, Miranda

Whangamarino Wetlands

Historic Battle Sites: Rangiriri Te Wheoro’s Redoubt