garden design & planting

Outdoor dining, sun bathing, creative privacy where year round contrast elements were taken into account when designing the gardens around Huntaway Lodge and Retreat. On a steep and challenging site, the plantings blend into the surrounding landscape .

The gardens contain a mixture of native and exotic plantings interspersed with local basalt boulders. The Gardenias and star jasmine provide amazing scent whilst the native flaxes are a haven for tui’s and other birdlife. We have started to cultivate a small fruit / citrus area whilst endeavouring to grow our own herbs and assorted vegetables.

Both gardens were designed by Northland’s most celebrated landscape gardener, Jonathan Fulton of Fulton Landscaping.

path from Te Ngaere room

local basalt boulders

below the retreat

“This being the last stop of our 3 week trip, we thought we had seen it all. Wrong! Even more stunning than we could even imagine. Thanks for the equally wonderful hospitality.”

Judy & Scott Chalmera, USA
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