Ohinetahi house and garden
Ohinetahi, a garden of international significance
Celebrated for over 1.25 hectares of garden, Ohinetahi is also home to two galleries, sculpture and woodland trails, and a significant 19th century homestead. It was gifted to the nation in 2012 and is now run by the Ohinetahi Charitable Trust. A place of magical beauty with a profound sense of peace and tranquility.
With gardens considered to be among the finest in New Zealand, Ohinetahi sits just 20 minutes over the Port Hills from Christchurch, in the delightful setting of Governor’s Bay.
Today, Ohinetahi is as well known for its displays of art, architectural works and sculptures as it is for its magnificent grounds. But the gardens have a special significance, dating back to 1865 when then-owner and keen botanist Thomas H Potts began planting them.
Open to visitors 1st September to 31st March 10-4
Winter appointments needed to visit.