Paloma Gardens Whanganui
Exotic gardens, landscaped with plants from all over
Come explore the exotic Paloma Gardens, landscaped with plants from all over the world, from the jungles of Asia to the deserts of Africa and the Americas. Paloma Gardens has been awarded “Garden of National Significance” by the New Zealand Gardens Trust for the past seven years.
Paloma Gardens commenced in 1990 and is maturing rapidly due to the mild, almost frost-free climate in Whanganui.
The garden is best presented as several distinct zones, including the Palm Garden, the Desert House, the Garden of Death, the Bamboo Forests, the Jardin Exotique, the Wedding Lawn and the two Arboreta.
A large pond in the centre of the garden is crossed by an arched bridge and doubles as the family swimming pool. An older area surrounds the house where there are maturing specimens of palms, cycads and tree ferns. Large plants of Aloe bainesii and A. polyphylla can be found here.
You are welcome to picnic in the gardens which are open all year, bar inclement weather. There’s always something new or special, such as a new project or the season’s most beautiful plant. Paloma is home to several sculptures, most notably by Steuart Welch and Clive Higgie.
Paloma Gardens welcome bookings for weddings, celebrations and gatherings at Paloma. Why not enjoy a relaxing stay in our romantic bed and breakfast, the Red House? Or else camp nearby; stay in the Woolstead (for groups of six or more); or let us take you to the secluded Valley of Tranquillity.
You can find Paloma Gardens at Pohutukawa Lane, Fordell, Whanganui, New Zealand. Pohutukawa Lane is just 3.5 km down Denlair Road, which is near Fordell on the “3 Valley” Heritage Trail. This trail starts by the elevator tower on Durie Hill, in Whanganui.
Garden entry fee: $10.Guided tours available for an extra fee, booking is essential. Price is current at time of quotation and is subject to change.
Paloma gardens whanganui
Paloma has been awarded “Garden of National Significance” by the NZ Gardens Trust for the past seven years.
You are welcome to picnic in the gardens which are open all year.
Time for Celebration!
We welcome bookings for weddings, celebrations and gatherings at Paloma. Why not enjoy a relaxing stay in our romantic bed and breakfast,or else camp nearby
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