Glenfalloch Garden Cafe & Restaurant



One of New Zealand’s most Historical Gardens – “Simply Magical”


Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, Gaelic for ‘hidden valley’ is an historical garden – tranquil, beautiful, much loved and treasured by visitors.
Glenfalloch is a garden of four seasons. Magnificent English Beech, Oak, Ash, Walnut, Elm and Horse Chestnut trees complement the indigenous New Zealand native ferns, Kowhai, Rimu, Pohutakawa and Cordylines planted to advantage by the original owner. The aging dry stone walls accentuate the garden structure in artfully arranged beds, maximizing seasonal colour combinations, form and texture.

  • Spring at Glenfalloch is spectacularly impressive. Tulips, Daffodils, Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Japanese Flowering Cherries dominate, with drifts of English Bluebells, Snowdrops, Primula Candelabra and wild Primroses around every corner.
  • Summer presents an enchanting collection of flowers and foliage. Hostas, Penstemons, Hollyhocks, Lavender, Gunnera, and a Heritage Rose Garden accompanied by the constant whisper of the Windflowers welcome busloads to this unique magical wonderland.
  • Autumn and winter is a leafy tapestry of colour, brilliant reds, orange, yellow and bronze boldly provided by numerous varieties of Maples, Birch, Rowan trees and an extensive collection of Fuchsias thrive in a unique micro-climate.
  • The original Homestead and fountain stand proud at the top of the sweeping lawn where the driveway swirls up and around the front ‘Alfred Buxton’ style.

Treasures in this garden are aplenty, many with a story to tell. The mighty 1,000 year old Matai tree standing quietly in the upper gardens mimics the ‘Faraway Tree’ complete with Tui, Bellbird, Fantail and warbler birdsong. Along pathways, ivy and moss are nurtured between bricks and stones, adding further charm to this Woodland Garden


Glenfalloch Garden Cafe & Restaurant


In October 2020 Glenfalloch Gardens re-launched our Glenfalloch Café & Restaurant with a newly established team.  Glenfalloch Gardens Cafe & Restaurant is located in the heart of one of Dunedin’s most beautiful gardens just a 10-minute scenic drive from the city.

Serving locally roasted coffee, delicious cabinet food, a scrumptious menu with daily lunch specials……..So pop in off the bike trail, or drive down to visit Glenfalloch Gardens Cafe and Restaurant today!

Contact us if you wish to make a large booking for a private celebration – we host weddings, conference dinners, milestone birthdays and other celebratory occasions

For reservations call us on 476 1006   OR   Email us  –



The Otago Peninsula, a mystical marriage of land and sea has made Glenfalloch an ideal Dunedin wedding venue.

Beautiful Glenfalloch has a heralded place in Dunedin’s heart as a premiere setting for personal celebrations.

The woodland garden itself showcases over 140 years of botanical heritage; each season bringing its own special array of colours and fragrances to delight the senses and provide pleasure to guests. Glenfalloch has a peerless heritage providing generations of Dunedinites with superb memories of enjoyable events.

Couples choose ceremony locations amongst the profusion of flower species which integrate with native ferns, exotic imports and indigenous New Zealand trees. The Glenfalloch Bridal Collection is designed to create a superb occasion for perfect weddings.


Glenfalloch Garden Open Daily


430 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden Open Daily from 9am till Dusk.
Entry to the Garden by Donation – Otago Peninsula Trust members can access the gardens for free

Glenfalloch Cafe Opening Hours

Wednesday – Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm

For your private celebrations, parties, weddings and function bookings please contact us



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Visitor Testimonials

Our visit to the Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens was terrific. Stunning grounds, absolutely beautiful flowers. We could have spent days there. The Otago Peninsula trust does great work! “

A wander round the historic garden with its chuckle of stream and quiet paths, often opening onto rich green textures and unexpected splashes of colour, is to experience nature’s aesthetic at its best. Throw in an abundance of birdlife – tuis, bellbirds, grey warblers and even shining cuckoos in the spring – and a day spent at Glenfalloch will fill you up, heart and soul.