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Villa Walton Gardens

Villa Walton is set in the quiet historic village of Walton in Matamata, part of the beautiful Waikato.

Garden Tours

Villa Walton has been an integral part of the village since 1904.  The family farming the property built it once the farm was established and providing a steady income.

The Villa now operates as a boutique luxury Bed & Breakfast and Wedding venue, and offers relaxed garden and Villa tours.

The Homestead

The original homestead was known in the area for the beautiful cottage gardens and specimen trees. There are some examples of a hundred plus year old Kauri, Copper Beech, Rimu, magnificent Kowhai, Magnolia trees which the Tui love to visit, and over 160 roses and thousands of both summer and winter bulbs.  The garden Blooms each season with an array of different Flowers, Trees, Bulbs and Shrubs. During its history, there have been many families live in the Villa with each generation adding their love and attention to the garden and property.

Garden Tours

Garden tours are only available with lunch or morning tea with a minimum of 12 people.  We apologise, but casual visits are not allowed as the accommodation guests take priority.  All garden tours must be booked beforehand.


Garden tours are $15 per head.  This money is specifically put towards more plants/flowers and so visitors contribute to the future growth and sustainability of the Villa Walton Gardens.  

Lunch is $30 per head and is a very wholesome fresh spread.  Typical lunches include fresh salads, smoked salmon, quiche or frittata, sandwiches and asparagus rolls, and much more.

Morning Tea is $15 and typically can include cake, muffins, savoury tarts and asparagus rolls with tea and coffee. 

The tours include:

  • Toilets on Site
  • Bus Parking
  • Hosted meet and greet upon arrival
  • Detailed garden map


Please don't hesitate to contact us to ask questions or for more information.