Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St Margaret’s Country Garden

Last week one of my dear friends, Debbie, drove down  from the city to have lunch with me at the Cafe in St. Margaret’s Country Garden in Karaka, about 30 minutes south of Auckland. This beautiful garden is set on 6.5 acres of land behind St Margaret’s Anglican Church. The cafe, which is run independently, is at the front part of the garden ground. They used to be open in summer only but that has changed in the past 6 or 7 years after they put a big open fire place in the cafe and roll-up windscreens around the building so they can operate all year round.

The menu is quite limited but the food is good enough and the surroundings are gorgeous. No wonder it is a popular venue for weddings. The cafe itself reserves Saturdays and some odd Fridays for weddings.

After the meal you can walk around the front part of the garden but to see the whole garden will take you 40 minutes to an hour.


Even parking area is nice – it is green everywhere this year as we have so much rain in summer.

Perfect backdrop for wedding photos – with pergola.......

And (man-made) lake.....

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