483 Skeet Rd, Matapu
A quaint historical cottage, fully restored and open to view, is the centrepiece of this secret garden, which combines native plants with rhododendrons and other exotics. Paths lead down to an attractive river setting. Gourmet café-style refreshments, espresso coffee, licensed. Book ahead for a Ploughman’s lunch. Artists Mike & Celeste from ‘Celebration Platters’ will have their work on display and be in residence on weekends.
Open 10am - 4pm, admission 1 ticket or $5pp
Ph/fax 06 278 8603, www.kingfishercottage.co.nz