Now open 6 days - Tuesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm

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New Zealand Garden of International Significance

A renowned garden which has international acclaim, Trott’s Garden was home to Alan and Catherine Trott and their family for thirty-seven years.

Located in Ashburton, New Zealand, the gardens were sold in September 2023. Now in private ownership, the new owners wish to continue on the great work that Alan and Catherine Trott’s legacy has left.

This will ensure this beautiful garden remains accessible to people all over the world who admire this local New Zealand paradise.

Trott’s Garden is open to the public 6 days per week from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm (unless privately booked). Entry fee is $10 per person (12 and under free).

All groups and individuals are welcome, although bookings are essential for groups. Morning and afternoon tea, lunches, as well as guided tours with our Head Gardener, are available upon request for groups. Please email with the details of your tour.

Toilet facilities are available. The garden is accessible for prams and wheelchairs in most areas.

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Brantwood at Trott’s Garden offers a stunning venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions - all year round.

Combining picturesque landscapes within the grounds of Trott’s Garden, we now offer Brantwood Chapel and Brantwood Belvedere (marquee). You can have your whole day in our paradise. Your ceremony could be in the gorgeous historic Chapel or maybe even pick a spot in the Garden, the choice is yours. Striking panoramas provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs, whilst your guests will enjoy wandering the grounds and soaking up the surroundings.

Your wedding reception can be held in either the Brantwood Belvedere (Marquee) which can accommodate large, lavish occasions, or for the more intimate affair (under 50 guests), we now offer the use of Brantwood Chapel. You are welcome to bring your own caterer for Belvedere receptions, however we do offer in-house catering for the smaller wedding receptions held in the Chapel.

As we will be fully licenced, we have a caravan drinks bar, “Bertie”, which can offer the full complement of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our “Bertie” caravan can also provide an assortment of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tubs, which can be enjoyed by your guests on the Brantwood Green area, whilst enjoying our range of large outdoor games.

The Belvedere will seat up to 120 guests with our fabulous new oak tables and cross back chairs, and our new lighting features are sure to impress.

We have Elopement packages on a Thursday, exclusively for 10 guests, this package includes 2-hour use of the venue, celebrant, photographer, archway, and seating for 8 guests, chefs’ choice of canapes for 10 people and a glass of champagne per guest.

A Friday intimate afternoon high tea wedding for under 30 guests, allows you to have exclusive use of the venue, enjoying a high tea with bubbles, this can be held either in the Brantwood Chapel or on the Brantwood Green under sun umbrellas.

We can also offer picnic party setups for groups of 10 to 14 people, for Baby Showers or Hen’s parties. You can have the choice of a grazing table or canapes or opt for a brunch package. Our Caravan drinks bar, “Bertie”, will provide the beverages.

Brantwood Chapel

The Brantwood Chapel was moved to Trott’s Gardens in 1998, where it sits today nestled amongst the stunning gardens as if it has always been there.

The Trotts decided that this historic chapel could be a lovely addition to the garden, especially for anyone who was looking for a unique venue to be married.

The chapel seats 80-100 guests for ceremonies, and has been used for many weddings and also for celebrations of life.

You can choose whether you continue your day or evening in the Brantwood Belvedere, or for smaller receptions (up to 50 guests), in the Brantwood Chapel

Brantwood Belvedere

Located within the garden, the Brantwood Belvedere offers a perfect setting for your wedding.

What’s included:

  • Fully powered marquee with wooden floor.
  • Option of a garden or chapel ceremony.
  • Oak tables and chairs to seat up to 120.
  • A small commercial kitchen is available for hire by your own caterer for events over 50 guests (for a fee)
  • We have a caravan drinks bar, “Bertie”, which can offer the full complement of both alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Large off-street parking area.
  • Large outdoor games available.
  • A huge selection of photography areas.
  • Registry table and chairs.

Bertie Caravan Bar

The “Bertie” caravan is a fully licensed bar which can be used for your wedding or event.

What’s available for purchase:

  • Premium selection of beer and wine
  • Premium range of alcoholic RTD’s
  • Zero % beer and wine
  • Artisan soft drinks and sparkling water
  • A range of organic juices
  • Ben & Jerrys ice cream tubs

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For current pricing, bookings or to arrange an appointment, please email or call Janene on 021 028 32123

Garden Tours

Trott’s Garden, like all gardens, is spectacular over spring and summer, with beautiful Rhododendrons in bloom, and equally throughout the year the knot garden and our many garden rooms deliver a unique experience.

Entry fee and self tour is only $10 per person (12 and under free).

Group guided tours (minimum of 10 guests) of Trott’s Garden can be arranged and booked by emailing or phoning Janene on 021 028 32123.

Group catering (minimum of 10 guests) can also be arranged. We can do morning and afternoon teas, high teas or seasonal lunches.

Small dogs only are welcome but must be on a lead.

Open 6 days: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm, unless privately booked.

Functions & Events

Brantwood at Trott’s Garden is the perfect venue for your wedding, funeral or corporate function. Our unique venue offers everything you need to create your perfect event. Talk to us, we can cater to all your requirements. Your guests are always welcome to meander around the gardens or relax on the lawn enjoying a variety of outdoor games.

Janene, our events organiser, is always on hand to help with any event enquiries.

For current pricing, bookings or to arrange an appointment, please email or call Janene on 021 028 32123

Contact Us

Open Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm (closed Monday’s)

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371 Racecourse Road

Ashburton, 7776

New Zealand

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021 028 32123

Trott’s Garden

Brantwood Weddings & Events - Ashburton