Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00 - $35.00
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lunch if required

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Groups welcome to visit, morning tea/afternoon tea or lunch can be added.

Cancellation Policy angle-down

100% cancellation fee.

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The garden has several original native trees including one of the southernmost kauris, many rare native bellbirds, & the original large fruit orchard. The azaleas and rhododendrons are original to the house, brought to New Zealand by Thomas Potts himself. There are a number of structures: a gazebo, a folly, a rotunda and also a pond under reconstruction.It was established 1912 by Millicent Hall, daughter of TH Potts, one of New Zealand's most renowned early botanists & conservationists, & her children. The Lodge is set in 30 acres of grounds at feet of Mt Hutt with a grand view, mature trees, new plantings and farmland. The chicken run features Araucanas, Rhode Islands, Plymouth Barr Rocks and lots of Shavers. A history talk is available.

Opening times

Business hours:
10 to 4 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


Sleemans Road, Methven, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
40 minutes to Christchurch airport
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
50 minutes to Central Christchruch for buses or trains
decisions Proximity to town:
nearest 25km

Language support

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  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German NO YES
Italian YES YES
Spanish YES YES

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