Waitahora Homestead and Park:

“Typical of a large Hawkes Bay 1950s country garden”.

Trustee John White oversees a programme of reforming, modernising, and replanting of quality trees, including Rhododendrons that are adaptable to changing climate conditions.

Large mature trees form the framework and backdrop to a sweeping lawn, with colourful shrub and flowers beds at their peak in Spring.

Adjacent to the garden is a large 3 ha Park with impressive collection of mature exotic trees.

An ardent supporter of Pukeiti Trust, Founder May McRae requested that some proceeds from the farm be directed to Pukeiti projects.



Notable Waitahora Homestead Plants:

Rhododendron Arboretum and cultivars
Rhododendron maddenaii and cultivars
Azaleas; Viburnum; Magnolia; Hydrangeas; Roses

Trees of note:
Albizia; Oaks; Flowering Cherry; Cupressun; Dogwood; Magnolia; Copper Beech


Waitahora Park :

Ash; Metasequoia; Redwood; Paulownia; Liquidambar; Cedar; Michelia Doltsopa; Loquat; Gingko; Prunus


For more Genus Rhododendron information