We are immensely proud to present, for the enjoyment of all New Zealanders and international visitors, our Waiheke Island gardens. Waiheke Island is a unique community and a beautiful natural environment. This uniqueness and beauty is an opportunity that allows the Waiheke community to support its sick children with funds raised as a result of our guests visiting some of Waiheke’s most beautiful gardens each year at our annual Garden Safari.
The Waiheke Island Garden Safari began in 2001, attracting approximately 350 guests and raising around $5,000. Thirteen years of the Safari has seen good growth each year, and in that time we have hosted nearly 10,000 guests through approximately 100 gardens and raised in excess of $145,000.00 to support sick Waiheke children and their families. Last year alone, over 1600 visitors enjoyed the Safari, which contributed in excess of $60,000 to the Trust’s work on the island.
This 13th year we are thrilled to be working again with SeaLink as our principal Garden Safari sponsor…a wonderful partnership with wonderful opportunities for continued Safari growth.