Hereweka Garden Retreat News Feed http://www.hereweka.co.nz Hereweka Garden Retreat Almost Spring at Hereweka Garden Retreathttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/13/Almost-Spring-at-Hereweka-Garden-Retreat<p>We have had&nbsp;such a mild July on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin that it feels like spring is almost upon us.</p> <p>From our luxury accommodation on th Otago Peninsula, Dunedin you can already view several trees and shrubs in flower.</p> <p>The early rhohodendrons are in bloom as is our white flowering Magnolia&nbsp;campbellii Caerhays clone.&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Hereweka Retreat is the perfect accommodation to take a winter break.</p> <p>You can&nbsp;also take advantage of&nbsp;our low winter rates&nbsp;</p> <p>As well as our winter garden you can also enjoy the luxurious accommodation we provide at our Retreat including&nbsp;a cosy wood burner, wool insulation, and light streaming in from the many floor to ceiling windows and french doors&nbsp;of our architecturally designed building.</p>1532001600http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/13/Almost-Spring-at-Hereweka-Garden-Retreathttp://www.hereweka.co.nz198Almost Spring at Hereweka Garden Retreathttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/13/Almost-Spring-at-Hereweka-Garden-Retreat Winter Rates and Bumper cropshttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/12/Winter-Rates-and-Bumper-crops<p>After Easter we move from our summer rate of $325 per night to our winter rate of $280 per night. We&nbsp;offer an additional &nbsp;10% discount on bookings over 4 nights. (You will neeed to email us directly to recieve this discount.)</p> <p>&nbsp;If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews you will see that our guest really enjoy their stay over the winter season.</p> <p>Hereweka Retreat is a gorgeous, light restful space to be in.</p> <p>The Retreat has a cozy wood burner.</p> <p>Double glazed windows with wonderful views and light.</p> <p>Fully insulated with sustainable and enviromentally sound wool bats.</p> <p>The organic vegetable garden has been put to bed with a mulch of pea straw, seaweed and animal manure.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;Carrots, beetroot, lettuce, leeks, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel and many herbs continue to thrive.We are even picking some late tomatoes from the glasshouse.</p> <p>Dany, our Chef continues to cook delicious meals using fresh organic vegetables. She will continue to do so over the winter months.</p> <p>If you need a quiet few days away over the winter months Hereweka Garden Retreat is a perfect.&nbsp;</p>1524916800http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/12/Winter-Rates-and-Bumper-cropshttp://www.hereweka.co.nz197Winter Rates and Bumper cropshttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/12/Winter-Rates-and-Bumper-crops Luxury Accommodation has fresh FIGS for your breakfast tray!http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/11/Luxury-Accommodation-has-fresh-FIGS-for-your-breakfast-tray<p>Its hard to believe but our fig tree has ripe figs ready for picking.</p> <p>Most summers we don&#39;t have figs ripe until well into March.</p> <p>But with the warmest January on record everything is early in the organic vegetable garden.</p> <p>If you look carefully at the photograph you will see several ripe figs in the trug.</p> <p>While we have surplus we delight in adding figs to the fruit bowl which we supply with your organic breakfast tray.</p> <p>Our guests have been enjoying their delicious fresh flavour.</p>1517828400http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/11/Luxury-Accommodation-has-fresh-FIGS-for-your-breakfast-trayhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz196Luxury Accommodation has fresh FIGS for your breakfast tray!http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/11/Luxury-Accommodation-has-fresh-FIGS-for-your-breakfast-tray Organic Vegetable Garden Bountifulhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/10/Organic-Vegetable-Garden-Bountiful<p>With the warmest summer on record here at Hereweka Garden Retreat, on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, our organic vegetable garden has never been so productive .</p> <p>Our adult children looked after our luxury accommodation while we took two weeks holiday.</p> <p>We were almost overwhelmed by the abundance of produce in our vegetble garden when we arrived home .</p> <p>You can see&nbsp;in the photo the trug full of green beans freshly picked .&nbsp;</p> <p>We have been sending friends and family home loaded up with vegetables- beans, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, cucmbers and carrots.</p> <p>We have been able to supply&nbsp;guests with our surplus vegetables too.</p> <p>Next installement of news will be a photo of our ripe figs!</p> <p>Peter picked&nbsp;6 ripe&nbsp;figs this evening. Delicious!</p> <p>They are at least 5 weeks earlier than usual.</p> <p>We love adding fresh figs to the breakfast tray we supply for our guests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1517050800http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/10/Organic-Vegetable-Garden-Bountifulhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz195Organic Vegetable Garden Bountifulhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/10/Organic-Vegetable-Garden-Bountiful Chef at Herewekahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/9/Chef-at-Hereweka<p>We feel very fortunate to have Dany, our Gourmet chef, working for us at our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula.</p> <p>We are getting rave reviews from our guests who love being able to eat in at our Retreat accommodation</p> <p>You do have the choice of two restaurants just a 5 minute drive&nbsp;from our accommodation if you want some variety. However once guests taste &nbsp;what Dany has to offer most guests choose to eat at Hereweka.</p> <p>If you go to the links on our website you can click through to dany&#39;s website you can&nbsp;look at her current menu.&nbsp;</p> <p>https://isabelle386.wixsite.com/chefathome</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1513767600http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/9/Chef-at-Herewekahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz194Chef at Herewekahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/9/Chef-at-Hereweka Perennial garden peak at Hereweka Retreat Accommodationhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/8/Perennial-garden-peak-at-Hereweka-Retreat-Accommodation<p>We look forward each year in our garden to when the perennial border is at its peak.</p> <p>This happens about now and these borders are&nbsp;at their best between mid November until&nbsp;Chritmas.</p> <p>Our luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin is beautifully situated for full sun and is sheltered by the surrounding trees.</p> <p>The perennial border flourishes in this aspect and our Retreat accommodtion has large windows that look diretly out on to the garden.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1510830000http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/8/Perennial-garden-peak-at-Hereweka-Retreat-Accommodationhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz190Perennial garden peak at Hereweka Retreat Accommodationhttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/8/Perennial-garden-peak-at-Hereweka-Retreat-Accommodation NZ Life and Leisure- Featurehttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/7/NZ-Life-and-Leisure-Feature<p>&ldquo;Even after 35 years here we still wake up, look out the window and are thrilled by what we see in the garden,&rdquo; says Anna.</p> <p>How wonderful to have Hereweka Garden Retreat featured in this article.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please follow the below link to read all about Our Garden and why we love our little slice of paradise</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://thisnzlife.co.nz/couple-create-gondwana-valley-hereweka-garden/">http://thisnzlife.co.nz/couple-create-gondwana-valley-hereweka-garden/</a></p>1508238000http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/7/NZ-Life-and-Leisure-Featurehttp://www.hereweka.co.nz160NZ Life and Leisure- Featurehttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/7/NZ-Life-and-Leisure-Feature Ideal Time to view the Southern Aurorahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/5/Ideal-Time-to-view-the-Southern-Aurora<p>It is the perfect time to be viewing the Aurora Australis from&nbsp; Hoopers Inlet right now!<br /> Our son follows www.aurora-services.net closely and let us know when its a good time to venture out into the night to take a look.<br /> The other night he rang us to say that conditions were perfect for viewing the Aurora.<br /> We were very excited as we had guests in our Retreat who were really keen to to see this spectacular display.&nbsp;<br /> We all went down to the end of the drive and there it was.Wow!!<br /> The photo belows not ours. It was taken by our son Jarrah.<br /> He lives on the town side of Hoopers Inlet so took the high road out to Hoopers Inlet and this is what he saw.<br /> From our luxury accommodation at Hereweka on the Otago Peninsula you can walk out onto the deck from the Reteat and get a specacular view of the Southern Sky.<br /> There is no light pollution and no street lights.<br /> Our guests love it.</p>1493553600http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/5/Ideal-Time-to-view-the-Southern-Aurorahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz145Ideal Time to view the Southern Aurorahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/5/Ideal-Time-to-view-the-Southern-Aurora Beautiful Autumn Weather on the Otago Peninsulahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/6/Beautiful-Autumn-Weather-on-the-Otago-Peninsula<p>We are experiencing the most lovely Autumn weather.<br /> I took this photo recently.<br /> It is one of the many perfectly still Autumn days we have been enjoying, taken from Hoopers Inlet and looking back towards our accommodation.<br /> Our luxury eco retreat is on the foothills of Harbour Cone and looks down on the Inlet.<br /> Our luxury accommodation is a perfect place to stay as the days get cooler.<br /> The Retreat warms up during the day if there is any sun as it has been built to capture all the light, sun and views.<br /> The double glazed windows and wool insulation ensure the heat is retained but if it does get cool there is a Eco-approved Warmington woodburner to light.<br /> Hereweka Garden Retreat, luxury accommodation on the Otago Peninsular is a perfect place to stay no matter what the weather.<br /> &nbsp;</p>1490871600http://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/6/Beautiful-Autumn-Weather-on-the-Otago-Peninsulahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz146Beautiful Autumn Weather on the Otago Peninsulahttp://www.hereweka.co.nz/news/6/Beautiful-Autumn-Weather-on-the-Otago-Peninsula