Totara Waters Garden

Totara Waters; what a place and what a magnificent bonsai collection. I spent three days repotting some of these plants, most into the pots form China. These trees have been in old, hand made concrete pots and have not been repotted for at least three years. The new pots made a huge difference and the display looks great. If you get a chance I would highly recommend a visit to these gardens.

Unfortunatly the photos were a bit rushed and we missed the best trees in the collection but I hope to return soon and get some better shots.

TOTARA WATERS is a 2 acre subtropical garden set on the upper Waitemata Harbour. Development began in 1999 by Peter and Jocelyn Coyle, whereby extensive planting of rare and unusual plants have been included in the garden.

There are many species of :


Unusual pots, garden art and chimney pots are also a featured. They are constantly adding to their unique garden for your enjoyment.

They welcome : Garden Clubs, Social Clubs, Bus and Coach Tours.

Talk to Jocelyn about your wedding photos in the lovely garden. They have Parrots on display, large melting pots, chimney pots, and a variety of Garden Art. Totara Waters features a stunning Bonsai Collection, over 25 varieties of Palms, and a large display of Bromeliads and Succulents.

The Garden:

1st Friday and Saturday of each month 10am - 4pm Admission is $5 per person Tea, coffee and biscuits $2 Groups/Clubs anytime by arrangement Easy Access Toilet (wheelchair) No Dogs Hand Crafts

Totara Waters Website