Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Gardens

Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Garden, Garden & Sculpture Tour & High Tea, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

Located on Waiheke Island, our two acre garden is an oasis of plant diversity to experience including a private collection of sculptures by internationally renowned New Zealand sculptor Paul Dibble.

Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Garden is a privately owned garden that is open to the public for a private (exclusive use) guided tour and high tea between the 1st October & 31st March by prior appointment only. Bookings are essential.

For all booking information (including cost and what is included in your tour) go to our bookings page. 

We call our garden a New Zealand Country Garden, offering an extensive range of plant diversity to enjoy as you meander through the tropical garden, woodland garden of camellias and magnolias, vireya (tropical rhododendron) garden, fernery, rose gardens, Japanese inspired garden and herb garden with vegetable plantings and orchard. Two sides of the property are bordered by McKenzie Reserve, a twelve acre regenerating native reserve adding to its very private and secluded ambience.

A private garden tour & high tea is open by appointment only. Bookings are essential.


November 2017 Sunday Star Times, Lynda Hallinan: From Issac Newton to Oprah, some people are just slow learners (by Lynda Hallinan)

Excerpt from Lynda Hallinan's article, Sunday Star Times (19 November 2017, p. E19):

'The Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Garden on Waiheke Island is the most beautiful garden I have ever visited in New Zealand, and I have visited a lot of gardens. It has everything: sculpture, sentiment, a serene fernery, fat strawberries, heritage roses, lush lawns and gardeners who hand-clip the carpeting pratia with scissors.'

October 2017 Shared Kitchen Award winning cookbook author Julie Biuso shares her visit to Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Gardens before the upcoming November 2017 Waiheke Island Garden Festival fundraising Garden Party.

March 2016 NZ Gardener, Garden of the Week: Sacred Blessing Sanctuary, Waiheke Island (by Carol Bucknell)

March 2016 NZ Herald, The Secret Garden (by Jane Jeffries)

November 2015 Waiheke Marketplace, Sacred Blessing Sanctuary gets the most votes from Waiheke Island Garden Safari (by George Gardner)


Thursday, 30 November 2017 New Zealand Flower and Garden Show Garden Tours

November 2017 The Waiheke Garden Festival hosted a fundraising Garden Party with gardening guru Lynda Hallinan and canapes by award winning Julie Biuso from Shared Kitchen in our beautiful garden.

February 2017 Waiheke Island Art Gallery hosted a fundraising Garden Party Zoomed in on Paul Dibble.

November 2016 The Waiheke Garden Safari hosted a private garden tour as part of their Xanthe White fundraising luncheon. As part of their annual fundraising event for the Jassy Dean Trust, caring for sick children on Waiheke.

November 2015 Waiheke Island Garden Safari, a fundraiser for the Jassy Dean Trust. Winner of the People's Choice Award.

November 2011 Waiheke Island Garden Safari, a fundraiser for the Jassy Dean Trust. Winner of the People's Choice Award.


Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Gardens, located on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand, a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland City, New Zealand.