Te Kukumara is a sub-tropical garden for fun, family and feathered friends. Add art, automobiles and an aviary, plus palms, pigeon doves and plantings en masse to imagine Bryce and Delwyn Barnett’s 10-acre (4-hectare) garden near Waitara.
The cars are classics, the birds on show are Indian ringnecks and the lake is home to Peking ducks. An ongoing vision for 29 years, this “garden for everyone” has courts for tennis, petanque and beach volleyball, and a children’s playground. Picnickers welcome.