Located on Waiheke Island, this two acre garden is an oasis of plant diversity to experience including a private collection of sculptures by New Zealand sculptors Paul Dibble, Phil Price & Ray Hayden.
Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Garden is a privately owned garden that is open to the public for private (exclusive use) guided tours (with the
option of a high tea included) between the 1st October & 31st March by prior appointment only. Bookings are essential.
A New Zealand Country Garden on Waiheke Island, offering an extensive range of plant diversity to enjoy as you meander through the tropical
garden, woodland garden of camellias, magnolias & clivia, vireya (tropical rhododendron) garden, fernery, rose gardens, Japanese
inspired garden, herb garden with vegetable plantings and orchard, and monach butterfly enclosures. Two sides of the property are bordered
by McKenzie Reserve, a twelve acre regenerating native reserve adding to its very private and secluded ambience.
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.'
Private Garden & Sculpture Tour
Duration: 1.5 hours
$180 (minimum charge) for 1- 6 guests & $30 for each additional guest. No discounts offered.
There are no maximum numbers for this tour.
Private Garden & Sculpture tour with High Tea
Duration: 2.5 hours
$250 (minimum charge) for 1- 5 guests & $50 for each additional guest. No discounts offered.
These tours are limited to 10 guests, that is, the number of adults and children cannot exceed ten (10).
You will be guided through the garden by our head gardener(s). You will have private/exclusive use of the entire garden, that is, your
tour will not be joined by any other guests/bookings.
High Tea Option
Approximately one hour into your tour you will be served a luxury high tea, which includes a delicious selection of freshly baked scones, savouries and sweets, tea and espresso coffee made by our barista. Our high tea menu is vegetarian (includes dairy) unless we alter it for your specific dietary allergies. We cater to vegetarian, gluten free and allergies, however we do not cater to plant based only diets, i.e. vegan.