What's on at Woodlands

Summer
Spring
Autumn
Winter

January

SUMMER AT THE ESTATE
Enjoy a stroll around the picturesque gardens and relax and enjoy tasty treats at [email protected] Cafe.

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Roses, Hydrangea, Neepta (Catnip), Lavender, Liriope (both Purple & White), Epimedium, Clivia, Hosta, Dicentra, Delphinium, Wisteria (front of Homestead), Sambucuas.

IN FRUIT:
Ornamental Pear
 

February

IT'S WEDDING SEASON
While the Homestead is open daily, it may be closed weekend afternoons for wedding preparations.

FLOWERING:
Roses, Hydrangea, Nepta (Catnip), Lavender, Lirriope (both Purple & White), Epimedium, Clivia’s, Hosta’s, Dicentra, Delphinium, Wisteria (front of Homestead), Achillea, Indigofera (looks like Wisteria)

IN FRUIT:
Clivia will be setting the red seed heads, these look stunning against their gloss green leaves.
Sambucus Niagra will in fruit, look for the dark purple berries held in clusters on the branches, birds love these berries
 

March

FLOWERING:
Roses, Hydrangea, Ligustrum. Our annual beds will get changed over ready for the winter around the 3rd week of March

IN FRUIT:
Crab Apple, Pear, Quince
 

April

PIONEER FUNDAYS - delayed till 29th September 2020
Loads of fun for all ages, Pat a goat, sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits and ride a pony.
Watch cream being separated from milk, make butter from cream, shuck corn from the cob all courtesy of the the Waikato Vintage Machinery Club
Dress up Victorian style and take a selfie in the Homestead
Play Vintage Games with Lord and Lady Black,

10am to 2pm each day | Entry by Gold Coin Donation

FLOWERING:
Oak leaf Hydrangea’s, Roses
 

May

WEDDING CEREMONY OPEN DAY 23rd May
10am to 2pm - cancelled due to covid-19
Experience the Estate in ceremony mode, with our lawns decked out with Archways, seating and decoration options. The Wisteria room will showcase a wet weather option for those unreliable weather days.

Chat to our favourite celebrant, decoration hire company and caterers about your wedding day at Woodlands.
Contact Estelle for more details: [email protected]

MOTHERS DAY 10th May - closed due to Covid-19 lockdown
Book your table at [email protected] Cafe [email protected]

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Autumn Leaf Colour
IN BUD:
Magnolia and Camellia
 

June

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Magnolia and Camellia
 

July

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Winter garden beds, Camellia and Magnolia
Hellebore’s also known as “The Winter Rose” are all in flower around the garden
IN BUD:
Rhododendron and Azalea
 

August

FLOWERING:
Rhododendron and Azalea starting to flower. Magnolia Stellat starting to flower
IN BUD:
Daffodils start to appear
 

September

ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLE FAIR
26th & 27th September
Doors Open 10am
$2 entry fee

CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON
Make sure you visit the Estate this month and enjoy the blossoms.

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Quince is nearing it’s end, Cherry blossom, Daffodil, Rhododendron, Azalea
Magnolia are all in flower. Cercis is flowering, as you walk towards the hydrangea loop look to the right and they frame the path with their dark trunks and small purple flowers.
Also the stunning American Sassafrog is in bloom, look for the yellow flowers this tree is sited by the Woodlands sign as you enter the car park area.
 

October

PIONEER FUNDAYS
6th, 7th, 8th October 2020
Pioneer Fundays is BACK!!! (at level 1)
$2 entry fee per person.
3 days of vintage pioneering fun with the return of:
Lord & Lady Black
Sam and his barnyard friends
Vintage Farm Machinery
and some other fun activities.

Look out for Prof's @Woodlands Cafe's 'Kids Food Zone', offering quick and tasty snacks for sale in the pavillion.

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Sassafras, Azalea, Wisteria (Monet Bridge), rhododendrons are in full bloom, the huge iris displays around the garden are starting to flower, bluebells in the Oaks are popping their heads up and showing their blue flowers
IN BUD:
Roses, our new annual bedding is plonked out around the 3rd week of October. If you look carefully as you walk around the gardens, you will see the Hosta’s pushing up from their winter dormancy.
The Melianthus in the perennial bed will be in bloom, look for it’s stunning silvery grey foliage and huge brick red tubular flower, very structural plant.
 

November

CHRISTMAS IN THE HOMESTEAD
Watch this space for more details

IN THE GARDEN
FLOWERING:
Tulip tree, Liriodendron, Lime Tree, Roses Escallonia. Azalea finishing
The perennial bed on your right as you head to the drive way bridge will be starting to get busy with flowers and bud. Clivia are now in full bloom

IN FRUIT:
Quince trees will be starting to show signs of their fruit swelling.
 

December

A WOODLANDS CHRISTMAS @ WOODLANDS
Visit the Homestead from the 18th November 2019 and enjoy the Woodlands themed decorations, complimentary Christmas shortbread and refreshment and capture a themed photo dressed in our Victorian style clothing.

Entry $2 | Open from 10am to 3pm every day, may be closed weekend afternoons due to weddings.

Contact [email protected] for more details

IN THE GARDEN:

FLOWERING:
Roses, Hydrangea, Kalmia, Escallanoia, Sambucus (Elderberry)

IN FRUIT:
Quince will be in fruit