Leave the world behind

Zen Garden
View by appointment only              location

A spectacular fusion of art and nature, Zen Garden at Whitford is a place to be inspired, uplifted and renewed. Contemporary sculptures merge with artful landscaping to create a series of beautiful places and serene spaces. Floating river rocks invite you to walk on water. Oriental buildings give the eye exotic shapes to admire. Paths wander into the forest, where you’ll find giant kauri and puriri trees that have been growing for many hundreds of years - put your hands on a 700-year-old tree and make a wish.

Spend a morning or afternoon at Zen Garden at Whitford and give your group a break from the rigours of business talk. We can arrange breakfast or lunch – even a picnic basket, if you’d like to spread a rug beneath a tree.

With huge views across the countryside towards the Hauraki Gulf, our garden is the perfect setting for a magical escape.

Guidelines for enjoying the garden:

  • Viewing of Zen Garden is by appointment only.
  • Concessions may be available for large groups.
  • The garden is extensive (20 acres), so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The garden is not open to dogs and children under 12.
  • Refreshments can be arranged for group tours.
  • Zen Garden is available as a venue for weddings and private functions.
  • Concessions may be available for large groups.
  • The entire Zen Garden is smoke-free. Thank you for keeping our air clean and fresh.