Garden Visit: Tour Groups

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Immerse Yourself in Seasonal Beauty: Longbush Cottage is a haven for garden enthusiasts, offering stunning displays year-round. Discover vibrant carpets of daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, roses, dahlias, and more, alongside captivating perennials, native flora, and hidden delights (September – May),

Tailored Tours for Your Group: Whether you prefer a self-guided exploration or a guided tour led by our passionate gardener, we can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Our tours typically last around an hour, with opportunity during and after to ask about questions the garden, allowing you to fully appreciate the garden’s beauty.

Enhance Your Visit with Refreshments: Add a delightful touch to your visit by choosing from our selection of morning or afternoon tea options. If you prefer a more substantial break, we also offer catered lunch options, all served in the picturesque garden setting or under covere in our beautiful glasshouses.

Convenient Location: Situated just 15 minutes off State Highway 2 near Carterton, and our convenient location allows for easy access for groups visiting Greytown or Martinborough, both within a 15-20 minute drive.

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  • New Zealand Gardens Trust 4-star garden
  • Garden size (1.1 hectares)
  • Accessibility (flat ground, gravel paths, minimal steps, accessible parking and paths)
  • Tour options (self-guided or guided, Q&A with gardener)
  • Refreshment options (morning/afternoon tea, catered lunch)
  • Additional amenities (take-home purchases, restrooms)
  • Location convenience (near State Highway 2, close to Greytown and Martinborough)
  • Accommodation options available locally

To download this information, click here: Longbush Cottage Tour Grop Information

We also collaborate with local businesses to give your tour groups an exceptional experience:

Sumptuous food: Anderson Street Kitchen provides a wonderful selection of lunch options, or if you fancy, a visit to the near-by Gladstone Inn is a must.

Accommodation: The Summit Lodge, just 5-mins drive to Gladstone. Up to 6 guests are accommodated in a wing of the lodge looking out from private patios over extensive gardens and rolling farmland. Each of the three en-suite bedrooms has a heatpump as well as private patio and they can each be configured as super-king or twin single rooms. Contact Renée, on 06 372 7028 or via email at

Private gardens: Turn your visit into a gardeners experience; we have access to several local private gardens.

Tourism: Destination Wairarapa, Tourism NZ, NZ Gardens Trust, and many other Wairarapa businesses.

Guide prices
  • Garden vist, $15 (ask about our group discounts)
  • Morning tea, from $10
  • Lunches, from $25
  • Additional options by arrangement


  • All prices are provided as a guide and are per person including GST.
  • Guided tours, menu plans, access to private gardens, and out of hours tours may incur additional fees.
  • Pre-booking for morning teas and lunch is essential.
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