The garden is set amongst the remnants of an old orchard. Behind the house is the formal area with twin herbaceous borders flanking a lawn backed by hedges of Ilex cornuta
‘Burfordii’. To one side a cottage garden and whimsical garden shed lead to ‘kissing gates’ which are romantically placed under trailing weeping willows. Beyond these are a further four hectares of native walkways, expansive grassed areas, spring plantings of cherries, rhododendrons, camellias and acers.
There is also a traditional walled kitchen garden complete with a gardener’s cottage and Victorian inspired glasshouses.
A backdrop of typically Northland podocarp forest adds a different dimension to Mincher. Water is a feature throughout with platforms dotted along the northern boundary to allow viewing of the stream and bush beyond.
Lunches, morning and afternoon teas are available by prior arrangement for groups of ten or more people. The garden is suitable for disabled visitors.
Opening Hours and Tariffs
Mincher is a private garden with a capacity for large sized groups (20+)
Recommended visiting time – 2 hours
Appointments required (closed Christmas Day)
Morning tea and lunches are available for groups of 10 or more by pre-booking
- Adults $15.00 or $12.00 for groups of ten or more
- Seniors $15.00 or $12.00 for groups of ten or more
- Not suitable for children
- Mobility and Guide dogs only - regret other dogs not permitted