Rangihoua Estate Hosts The Annual Olive Festival On Waiheke
Rangihoua Hosts The Olive Festival On Waiheke

 

Gardens

The sub-tropical gardens at Rangihoua Estate are surrounded by native forest and olive groves creating a sheltered environment. There is always something in flower whether it be a vireya rhododendron, tropical hibiscus or a canna lily. Figs, lemons, oranges and herbs also grow well here. The native forest is composed of kanuka, manuka and mature puriri. At the top of the lawn there is a short walk to a nikau grove – lovely and cool on a hot Summer’s day. At the bottom of the garden there is a pond which is home to gold fish and golden bell frogs. All around there’s an abundance of Waiheke Island bird life including tuis, kereru, pukekos, paradise ducks and more.

 

 

Olive Festival
Scenes from the garden during a recent Olive Festival