Appletons Tree Nursery Ltd, 1748 Main Road South, Wakefield, Nelson, Phone 03 541 8309, Fax 03 541 8007
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Eastwoodhill Arboretum National Arboretum of New Zealand

Eastwoodhill has New Zealand’s largest collection of tree species with approximately 4000 species and covers 135 hectares.

A variety of walking tracks cover the arboretum, catering for all levels of fitness and mobility. Guided walks and four-wheel drive tours are offered as well as accommodation.  Within the arboretum is the Homestead garden and a formal garden, cared for by a group of dedicated volunteers.

The arboretum is one of the top visitor destinations in the Gisborne area and attracts over 8000 visitors annually - www.eastwoodhill.org.nz

Guthrie Smith Trust Arboretum

Spread over 90 hectares in rolling hill country north of Napier on Highway 2 overlooking Lake Tutira, Guthrie Smith Trust Arboretum is situated on what remains of the huge sheep station made famous by naturalist, author and farmer Herbert Guthrie-Smith. Over 20,000 trees have been planted in recent years in 90 hectares. It can be visited on open days or by appointment - www.guthriesmith.org.nz

Gwavas Garden & Homestead

Gwavas Garden is  a beautiful woodland garden in central Hawke’s Bay, based on the Cornish family home of Tregrehan. The homestead is set in nine hectares of both native and exotic trees and shrubs. This is a very established garden with large trees first planted in 1860. Today it is a treasure trove of rare and unusal specimens, especially beautiful in spring when the many azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias are in flower - www.gwavasgarden.co.nz

Hackfalls Arboretum

Located in Tiniroto on the inland highway between Wairoa and Gisborne, Hackfalls is home to over 3,000 species and varieties of oak, alders, cherries, magnolias, maples and many more rare species of trees. The property is a working sheep and cattle station, which means you enjoy the arboretum with its many walking tracks and lakes in a very picturesque east coast farm setting - www.hackfalls.org.nz

Trelinnoe Park

Set in the rolling countryside of Northern Hawke’s Bay off the Napier to Taupo road, the 12 hectare woodland park is landscaped and planted in many interesting trees and plants with vantage points to view of the surrounding countryside.

There are many garden plantings of perennials and groundcovers and mass plantings of bulbs in spring - www.trelinnoepark.co.nz