Ohinetahi consists of a number of formal rooms, of differing style and character, arranged about two axes running east-west and north-south in the arts and crafts style. The formal lawn beside the house, has curved macrocarpa hedges at one end, balanced by a pool and pool house. At the opposite end there is a rose garden enclosed in box hedges, traditional herbaceous borders leading to a gazebo, a square, walled, red garden and a walk of pleached hornbeams on stilts leading to an oval lawn.
Beyond the poolhouse a potager garden is arranged about a large marble capital and a glasshouse. From the gazebo, steps lead down to a woodland garden shaded by trees planted in the 1870s by T.M. Potts (a previous owner). A swing bridge extends the cross axis to a bush walk. The garden is accented by architectural fragments and modern sculpture. An area south-east of the house, has recently been added. It was originally part of Potts’ garden and is being designed as a park.
Opening Hours and Tariffs
Open September to April weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Weekends please phone or email to check availability.
Adults & seniors $15
Can accommodate groups (bookings essential)