The Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, established in 1871, has been named a Garden of National Significance by the New Zealand Garden Trust, and for good reason. The amazing grounds are filled with beautiful rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, and an array of other flower and fern species, as well as an incredible 1,000-year-old Matai Tree. Walking through the gardens is a tranquil, calming experience, and a haven for horticulture enthusiasts.
Enjoy beautiful harbor views, a mix of wildlife and native birds, and the charm of the Russell Creek while you wander through the gardens.
But the gardens are not just for nature-lovers: there is also a wide range of activities for all interests, including a trampoline for children, an artist's studio, a potter's studio, and a wonderful café right on the grounds.
Located on the Otago Peninsula, the Glenfalloch Gardens are a quick 15-minute drive out of Dunedin. As with other attractions on the peninsula, there is no access on public transportation, but joining a group tour or hiring a car service is another option for getting there.
Daily guided tours are available upon request and reservation with for a maximum of 10 persons per tour.