OMAKA LODGE – Gardens
A substantial number of large mature trees surround Omaka Lodge, providing a structural backdrop to the gardens. Numerous varieties of Rhododendron, Camellia, Azalea and Maple abound, and there are plenty of other species, including a stunning blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’) and, centre stage in the courtyard, a gorgeous yellow Gleditsia (Gleditsia ‘Golden Sunburst’) sits near a beautiful Kalmia (Kalmia latifolia). Filling the numerous garden beds are thousands of plant species, including Bergenia, Hosta, Euphorbia, Rose, Astelia, Hydrangea, Astrantia, Heuchera and Alstroemeria. Several plants – including Deutzia, Nandina, Star Jasmine and red Berberis – are clipped into spirals, pillars, balls or clouds. The wide variety of plants ensures year-round colour and interest in the gardens – from Hellebores in winter to Bluebells and Daffodils in spring, Jasmine and Lillies in summer, and the fiery red Maple and golden-orange Liquidambar leaves in autumn.
The grounds of Omaka Lodge are available for exploration by all guests staying in The Omaka Luxury Suite, our guest bedrooms and the Campervans @ Omaka sites. We also love to welcome groups or individuals for garden visits by appointment – and if our exploring gardens has whetted your appetite, there are three other country gardens close by that are available to view via appointment – see our sister website Forgotten World Gardens for further details. Please contact us to book your visit to the gardens at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.
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