Nicki and Clive welcome you to
Paloma Gardens and hope you enjoy your visit!
Explore our exotic gardens, landscaped with plants from all over the world, from the jungles of Asia to the deserts of Africa and the Americas. Paloma has been awarded "Garden of National Significance" by the New Zealand Gardens Trust since the Trust's inception in 2004.
Our garden is best presented as several distinct zones, including the Palm Garden, the Desert House, the Garden of Death, the Bamboo Forests, the Jardin Exotique, the Wedding Lawn and several arboreta.
You are welcome to picnic in the gardens which are open all year, bar inclement weather. There's always something new or special, such as a new project or the season's most beautiful plant.
Paloma is home to several sculptures, most notably by Steuart Welch, Simone Jacquat and Clive Higgie.
We welcome bookings for wedding ceremonies, celebrations and gatherings at Paloma.
Why not enjoy a relaxing stay in our romantic bed and breakfast, the Red House? Or else camp nearby; stay in the Yellow House overlooking the arboretum; or let us take you to the secluded Valley of Tranquillity.
Where to find us: Pohutukawa Lane, Fordell, Whanganui, New Zealand
You can find Pohutukawa Lane just 3.5 km down Denlair Road, which is near Fordell on the "3 Valley" Heritage Trail. This trail starts by the elevator tower on Durie Hill, in Whanganui.
Garden entry fee: $10 per person.
Guided tours available for an extra fee. Booking is essential, only for guided tours.
Price is current at time of quotation and is subject to change.
Open hours: Paloma's open all daylight hours, every day of the year.
Contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Nicki and Clive Higgie, R.D. 7, Whanganui, New Zealand or phone 06 342 7857 (International: +64 6 342 7857).
Travelling distances from Paloma: 20 km to Whanganui; 70 km to Palmerston North; 190 km to Wellington.