TussieMussieIntroducing “The Little Garden Party”!

Ladies, gather your friends and celebrate your special occassion.
Enjoy an afternoon of flowers and fun at Thackwood Cottage Garden.
A Garden of National Significance, awarded 5 Stars by New Zealand Gardens Trust.

Your host, Karen Gill, will take you on a tour of the garden.
Sparkling afternoon tea of scones with cream & jam, tea or coffee and a glass of bubbles.
Tie a “Tussie Mussie” posy to take home with you.

Available for small groups – (4 to 8 people) – $45 per person – October – December

Contact Karen to book your Little Garden Party


Extend your stay…

Autumn/Winter Special.

Book for two nights with breakfast and your third night’s accommodation is free.

This special is available between 1st May and 31st October.



Bride and Groom Package ~ $450


  • Half day use of cottage on your wedding day
  • One nights accommodation, with champagne and chocolates
  • A complimentary breakfast as Karen and Murray’s gift to you

    Please view our Garden and Marquee Reception hire rates, additional charges apply


Girls Weekend Package ~ $640 (Based on two guests using two bedrooms)


  • Two nights accommodation, with wine and chocolates
  • Styling session with complimentary bubbles at Nelson’s top fashion store, JAYS & KO.
  • Breakfast included both mornings