Wednesday 22nd February
0930 to 1130
Join David Bayly on a guided walk around the Sculpture Gardens as well as our native forest & farm trails at Kaipara Coast Plant Centre. As a one-off opportunity for this special event we will also be including access to a forest track that has previously not been open to the public, thus offering a unique gardens experience.
David will chat about the origins and establishment of the gardens, the history of the property plus conservation measures we have in place as well as answer any questions you may have.
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens and its associated nature trail is located within some of the most stunning countryside in Auckland.
There are approximately 40 works of art along the 1km sculpture pathway, which are changed each November. The 2.5km nature trail meanders through long established as well as newly planted areas of native flora and with a real focus on regeneration and sustaining the ecological diversity and integrity of the area. There are also some amazing rural and harbour views.
The gardens were established in 1994 by the local Bayly family who still own and run it and are now a 4 star NZ Gardens trust nominee.
There are also games areas and many ideal locations to sit and enjoy a picnic as well as our cute little coffee shop in which to relax once you have completed the walk.
Please ensure that you wear suitable walking footwear and bring a drink (plus a rain jacket if the weather looks unsettled).
The walk will take approx. 2 hours and will be around 5km in length.
*Please note: Trails are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.