The quiet township of Te Horo is a gardener's paradise. Te Horo Garden Centre at Hyde Park has some hard to find plant varieties, South Pacific Roses offer hundreds of rose varieties and you can't go past coffee and cake in Ruth Pretty's beautiful Garden Room!
Eden of the Coast
You can pick your own fruit and vegetables at Penray Gardens, which includes a huge range of chillies and other seasonal fruit and vegetables. The area is also well known for growing olives from which award-winning oils are pressed.
Te Horo has easy access to the coast's bridleways for horse riding in and around the beach. You can go on a beach horse trek from Te Horo Equestrian Centre and Farmstay.
Ruth Pretty's Garden Room Cafe & Cooking School
41 School Road, Te Horo
Pretty by name and nature, Ruth's place is a foodie's delight. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm, Ruth Pretty's kitchen shop and Garden Room Cafe is locally famous for their coffee and cake deal. Set in a rustic glass-covered outdoor area it is the perfect place to unwind. The locals make a beeline for the Ginger Gems!
You're not a true foodie until you've graduated from one of Ruth's Cooking school classes!