Frequently Asked Questions
Can we visit the garden outside of exhibition times?
Yes, but by appointment only.
Please contact us, and we will organise a time and someone to meet you and your group. You may then wander about as you see fit, or have a 'guided tour'. If you have special requests (eg bringing a well behaved/controlled dog, babies in push chairs, picnic) please ask prior to coming. Outside of exhibition times there is not a toilet. Depending upon your wishes, best to allow a minimum of 30-40 minutes, but you may wish to sit, relax, reflect, talk or wander for longer.
How do I get to Tai Tapu?
Tai Tapu is a small town located 6 km east of the town of Lincoln and 18 km south west of Christchurch on State Highway 75. It's about 20 minutes south of Christchurch city.
See our Contact page for a map.
Can we drive down the drive?
Yes, there is room for parking at the entrance to the garden. See the map for more information.
Can I take photos?
Yes, but only for personal use please.
Where is the nearest place to have lunch?
The Raspberry Cafe is less than five minutes from the garden and offers a wide variety of choices.