Hereweka Garden Retreat

New Letterbox by local craftsman atRetreat Accommodation - 10th Dec 2018

New Letterbox by local craftsman atRetreat 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.

Winter Rates and Bumper crops - 29th Apr 2018

organic vegetable garden. Corn crop

After Easter we move from our summer rate of $325 per night to our winter rate of $280 per night. We offer an additional  10% discount on bookings over 4 nights. (You will neeed to email us directly to recieve this discount.)

 If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews you will see that our guest really enjoy their stay over the winter season.

Hereweka Retreat is a gorgeous, light restful space to be in.

The Retreat has a cozy wood burner.

Double glazed windows with wonderful views and light.

Fully insulated with sustainable and enviromentally sound wool bats.

The organic vegetable garden has been put to bed with a mulch of pea straw, seaweed and animal manure.

But what a bumper season we have had. The corn has never grown as well as this year. Wonderful to have enough to give away to family, friends and guests at the Retreat.

 Carrots, beetroot, lettuce, leeks, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel and many herbs continue to thrive.We are even picking some late tomatoes from the glasshouse.

Dany, our Chef continues to cook delicious meals using fresh organic vegetables. She will continue to do so over the winter months.

If you need a quiet few days away over the winter months Hereweka Garden Retreat is a perfect. 

Luxury Accommodation has fresh FIGS for your breakfast tray! - 6th Feb 2018

Luxury Accommodation has fresh FIGS for your breakfast tray!

Its hard to believe but our fig tree has ripe figs ready for picking.

Most summers we don't have figs ripe until well into March.

But with the warmest January on record everything is early in the organic vegetable garden.

If you look carefully at the photograph you will see several ripe figs in the trug.

While we have surplus we delight in adding figs to the fruit bowl which we supply with your organic breakfast tray.

Our guests have been enjoying their delicious fresh flavour.

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