The Wharepuke Sculpture Park is open 7 days per week from 10am to 5pm
The current trail includes 45 works selected from artists from around NZ and from Northern Ireland, England and Italy. Proposals and submissions of works can be made at any time and works are changed on a rolling basis.
Internationally recognised sculptor Chris Booth judged Andrew and Robyn Learys The Loves of ANTHEIA the prize winning piece.
5-15 years $5
Under 5 years free
Season Pass (unlimited entry for 2015/16 trail) – Individual $30, Family $70
Our sculpture garden is also free to the guests staying in our cottages onsite
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 a new addition the already established art businesses at Wharepuke. The Wharepuke Print Studio, established by Mark Graver in 2005 is New Zealand’s only Non Toxic Printmaking workshop dedicated to Acrylic Resist Etching and Art at Wharepuke Gallery established in 2009 by Mark Graver and Tania Booth showcases established national and international artists with an emphasis on printmaking, international exchange and open submission exhibitions. Wharepuke also offers artist residencies, courses, workshops and art holidays and has self-contained tourist cottage accommodation and a café on site.