190 Kerikeri Road,
Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The Wharepuke Sculpture Park is open 7 days per week from 10am to 5pm
The sculpture park trail shows works selected from open submission and proposals by local, national and international artists. Proposals and submissions of works can be made at any time and works are changed on a rolling basis.
Works are installed on a 1 km trail through the award winning Wharepuke Subtropical Garden (Garden of Significance NZ Garden Trust) making it an ideal walk for both art and garden enthusiasts.
5-15 years $5
Under 5 years free
Seniors – $9.00
Students – $9.00
Group discounts 10 or more people $9.00 each
(unlimited entry for 12 months from day of purchase)
Family $70 (2 + 2)
($5 per extra under 15)
Or why not buy as a gift!!!
TRAIL GUIDE – Download before your visit or on-site
A trail guide is available to take with you on the walk.
It can also be downloaded here – Trail Guide
STAY IN THE SCULPTURE PARK
Our sculpture park and garden is also free for guests staying in our onsite tourist accommodation cottages
Mark Graver and Tania Booth are the curators of the Wharepuke Sculpture Park with Robin Booth is the knowledgeable man of the plant trail.
Wharepuke (House on the Hill) has been in the Booth family since 1938. The property, on the Stone Store Hill just up from the historic Kerikeri Basin is now divided between 4 brothers. The Wharepuke Subtropical Garden was established by Robin Booth in 1993 as a nursery and has since grown to an established “Garden of Significance” NZGT boasting many rare plants unique to New Zealand.
The Art Park Sculpture Trail is the newest addition to the already established art businesses at Wharepuke. The Wharepuke Print Studio, founded by Mark Graver in 2005 is New Zealand’s only Non Toxic Printmaking workshop dedicated to Acrylic Resist Etching and Art at Wharepuke Gallery opened in 2009 exhibits established national and international artists with an emphasis on printmaking, international exchange and open submission exhibitions.
Mark Graver is an award winning artist printmaker with work in many international collections including the V&A Museum London.