NURSERY AND PLANT CENTRE A large nursery is operated in conjunction with the display gardens and with continuing importation the collection is increasing every year. The connoisseur or novice has the unique opportunity to select the plant of their choice from the large flowering collection in the gardens, many not to be found elsewhere in New Zealand. The Plant Centre is open for plant sales from June through to November.
GARDEN CAFE Cross Hills Cafe operates daily throughout the peak spring season, October and November and will seat 60 people for morning, afternoon teas and light lunches. Also available cold drinks, sweets and icecreams etc.
PICNIC You are very welcome to picnic in the areas set aside. We have tables in the grassed picnic areas opposite the Cafe and in the carpark paddock.
TOILETS The toilets are located opposite the Office. Wheelchair access available.
DOGS Sorry no dogs allowed, excluding guide dogs
ACCESS Most buildings are accessible by wheelchairs or electric scooters. Virtually all the garden is accessible by wheelchair (wheelchair available to use) or electric scooters but due to the distance to view the garden we suggest having two pushers. Alternatively book a tour on the Magic Mini – see below for further details.
PARKING Easy access for coach parking close to Cafe and Plant Centre. Ample car parking by front gate and also in large paddock beside main garden.
BOOKINGS Booking is essential for large groups, all bookings are acknowledged. To book a visit Contact Us.
MAGIC MINI TOURS – WEEKDAYS ONLY – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL We offer a service, at $5.00 per person (minuimum $20.00), to transport around the garden, those visitors who are unable to walk the distance. This vehicle seats 9 people and the trip takes 35 minutes. The Magic Mini is available by appointment only Contact Us.
SEATING AROUND GARDEN We have comfortable bench seats located at strategic points around the garden to rest for a minute or two, listen to the birds or take in the aroma’s of a fresh spring garden.