Hereweka Garden Retreat

Bumper Crop of Organic Strawberries At Hereweka Garden Retreat - 8th Mar 2019

Bumper Crop of Organic Strawberries At Hereweka Garden Retreat

With all the wonderful summer weather we have been experiencing lately our strwberry bed has continued to produce a bumper crop.

We garden using sustainable organic methods here at Hereweka, our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula , Dunedin.

The strawberries are no exception. 

In the spring we mulched all the strawberries in fresh organic compost. We make this compost from material on our property.

We then put on a top layer of pine neddles.

The strawberries have responded well to this treatment and I have been able to pick several kilograms to make delicoius organic jam with.

Like everything on the breakfast tray at our luxury accommodation Retreat, all the jams on your tray are homemade using organic sugar.

Garden delights at Hereweka Accommodation - 22nd Feb 2019

Hydrangea walk at Hereweka

At our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula you can enjoy walking in our private botanic gardens.

Our guests have been telling us we should be promoting this more so here I am doing so.

Hydrangeas are at there peak at the end of February. I have added a photo of part of our Hydrangea walk. We have an extensive area of the garden underplanted with hydranges.

We encourage our guests to walk down to the lower part of the grden to enjoy them.

At this time of year our organic vegetable garden in full production.The glasshouse has cucumbers, tomatoes, chillies and basil ripening and outside we have plentiful supplies of beans, corn, greens, beetroot, carrots, fennel and red onions.

Its a wonderful time of year to come an stay at our Retreat accommodation and be surrounded by the beautiful natural setting of bush, garden and water.

New Letterbox by local craftsman at Retreat Accommodation - 10th Dec 2018

New Letterbox by local craftsman at Retreat Accommodation

We were delighted when our children presented us with a gift of a new letterbox by local craftsman Shem Sutherland.

We hope you enjoy it when you visit us at Hereweka Garden Retreat, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin.

We think the flowers are an appropriate illustration for the entrance to our property.

With all the wet warm weather we have been having the organic gardens at Hereweka are thriving as are the weeds!

A busy but enjoyable time for us as at last we have some lovely fresh early summer vegetables to harvest and the perennial border is coming to a peak. 

Organic Aurum Wines - 19th Nov 2018

Tony and Joan Lawerence  Owners of organic vineyard

When you stay at Hereweka, our luxury Garden Retreat on the Otago Peninsula, you are able to purchase award winning top quality organic wines from Aurum winery .

We are proud to offer this range of one of the best organic wines available in New Zealand. 

We were lucky enough to be hosted by Tony and Joan Lawerence over the weekend and stay at Arum vineyard,  their family run estate in Central Otago.

The vineyard and winery are managed using certified organic practice.

 We had a wonderful weekend staying in Aurum vineyards boutique accommodation which is set in peaceful rural garden setting.The accommodation is outstanding. For anyone traveling through Central Otago we highly recommend staying in this luxurious accommodation . www.arumwines.co.nz

Garden Delights - 23rd Oct 2018

Tulips at Hereweka Retreat Accommodation

At this time of year every day we walk around the garden and find something fresh that has just come out in flower.

As promised in my last news item I am going to post some regular updates of the latest delights in our garden.Today it is our wonderfu ldisplay of tulips and ranunculus. 

The garden at Hereweka gives us so much pleasure .When you stay at our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin you have free access to our garden and grounds so that you too can enjoy the beauty of our garden. 

Our  garden is grown using sustainable organic methods and reflects our personal committment to sustainability and organics.

Our accommodation also reflects this committment with the many eco features of the building.

Garden Delights - 15th Oct 2018

Rhododendron Loderi Sir Edmund in the garden at Hereweka accommodation

At this time of year every day we walk around the garden and find something fresh that has just come out in flower.

I am going to post some of the recent trees and shrubs that have come into flower.Today you can view one of our many Loderi Rhododendrons, Loderi Sir Edmund

The garden at Hereweka gives us so much pleasure .When you stay at our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin you have free access to our garden and grounds so that you too can enjoy the beauty of our garden. 

Our  garden is grown using sustainable organic methods and reflects our personal committment to sustainability and organics.

Our accommodation also reflects this committment with the many eco features of the building.

 

Garden Spectacle at Hereweka - 11th Oct 2018

Accommodation on Dunedins Otago Peninsula has spectacular cheery blossom display

Our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin is set in beautiful garden surrounded by native bush.

At this time of year there is a wonderful display of flowering trees and shrubs as well as all the spring flowers and bulbs in our garden.

At the moment the tulips are at their best and the Rhododendrons are at their peak.

Our luxury accommodation at Hereweka won the Dunedin City Councils award for the most beautiful accomodation in Dunedin. 

You will enjoy the spectcular views of our garden from the Retreat accommodation as our accommodation is built with large windows and sliding doors that make the most of the many wonderful vistas  at Hereweka

Almost Spring at Hereweka Garden Retreat - 20th Jul 2018

Winter Sweet, chimonanthus praecox, in winter garden at luxury accommodation, Otago Peninsula

We have had such a mild July on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin that it feels like spring is almost upon us.

From our luxury accommodation on th Otago Peninsula, Dunedin you can already view several trees and shrubs in flower.

The early rhohodendrons are in bloom as is our white flowering Magnolia campbellii Caerhays clone. 

The air is full of sweet smells, Witch hazel, Winter Sweet and Daphnes perfume the air while hellebores and snowdrops are making a wonderful display.

Hereweka Retreat is the perfect accommodation to take a winter break.

You can also take advantage of our low winter rates 

As well as our winter garden you can also enjoy the luxurious accommodation we provide at our Retreat including a cosy wood burner, wool insulation, and light streaming in from the many floor to ceiling windows and french doors of our architecturally designed building.

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