What's on at Woodlands

Summer
Spring
Autumn
Winter

January

ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLE FAIR
29th & 30th JANUARY 2022
Doors Open 10am
$3 entry fee

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

20th, 21st, 22nd April 2021
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,
(please note activities can change due to volunteer availability)

10am to 2pm each day | Entry $2pp

FLOWERING:
Oak leaf Hydrangea’s, Roses
 

May

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 2021 - NEW DATE ***29 & 30 JANUARY 2022***
(September event postponed due to covid)
Doors Open 10am
$3 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 - CANCELLED
Sorry, we can't do this event in level 2.
See you in April - 19th, 20th, 21st April 2022


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
Visit the homestead during November & December and celebrate Christmas with us. Enjoy rooms decorated by our Christmas Elves.

Open Date for 2021 to be confirmed
$3 Entry
$5 per Family of 4 (this can be 2 adults & 2 kids or 1 adult 3 kids)
(please note the Homestead may be closed weekend afternoons due to weddings.)

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

CHRISTMAS IN THE HOMESTEAD continues
Visit the homestead this November & December and celebrate Christmas with us. Enjoy rooms decorated by our Christmas Elves. We are very excited this year to invite both Whitikahu and Gordonton Schools senior students to be involved in designing and decorating selected rooms.

Open Daily from Monday 23rd November
$3 Entry
$5 per Family of 4 (this can be 2 adults & 2 kids or 1 adult 3 kids)

Contact [email protected] for more details

IN THE GARDEN:

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

IN FRUIT:
Quince will be in fruit