Enjoy the stunning Terrace Station homestead gardens as the flowers, plants and trees emerge from winter.
Terrace Station was the home of Sir John Hall, runholder, politician and democratic reformer and his wife Rose, Lady Hall, and is still lived in by their descendants.
Terrace Station homestead and garden date from the late 1850s. Driving in, one is struck by the ’Capability Brown’ plantings of trees across the landscape with Mount Hutt featuring as a backdrop. Gradually the view draws in until one is driving along a tunnel of towering Sequoiadendron giganteum (Wellingtonia) on one side and Cedrus Atlantica on the other. It is thought the Wellingtonia were planted to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897; the Cedars were planted in the 1940s. The route continues along a hedge-lined driveway to the historic homestead. Four large trees define the 19th century eastern side of the garden – Elm, Sycamore, Portugese Laurel, Hornbeam.
Follow signs from roundabout at Hororata – 5 km to site. Admission: adults $10.00, no charge for children. Bring a picnic to have within the homestead garden. Woodland plants for sale. Please check our Facebook page closer to the date for more details or for any possible cancellation. EFTPOS is not available.