After travelling the world and being a keen observer of Churches, Barry Cox decided to construct a unique Church of his own using living trees and utilising his Tree Spade. After starting construction in April 2011, the Tree Church Gardens are now available for public visits and private events. Come and enjoy first-hand the living Church, the Labyrinth walk and the extensive gardens for your viewing pleasure, photographic opportunities or private events.
The TreeChurch and gardens are Currently closed for winter.
We reopen 24 October 2017 – 31 March 2018.
Admission is $15 per person. Children under 12 not permitted unless by prior arrangement with the management.
Open to the public Sundays and Tuesdays 10.00am – 4.00pm no booking required.
Groups and Private Events by appointment only – please Contact Us for a booking.
No dogs and no smoking please. The TreeChurch is a place of quiet contemplation – we request that all visitors treat the area with the same respect they would any other Church.
Terms and Conditions / Booking Form
Q: How many does the TreeChurch seat?
A: 100 people.
Q: How much does the venue cost?
A: $2800 from 8 October 2016 to 29 April 2017.
$3500 from 9 October 2017 to 30 April 2018.
Q: How much seating is there under cover?
A: 60 people.
Q: Can we have a picnic?
A: Yes, but no food or drink in the Church or the immediate surrounds.
Q: Can we bring our dog?
A: Sorry no dogs allowed.
Q: What trees were used in the construction of the Church?
A: Alnus Imperialis – Cut Leaf Alder (Roof Canopy)
Leptospernum – Copper Sheen. (Walls)
Camelia Black Tie
In The Media
- The man who grew a church from trees – Stuff.co.nz
- A New Zealand Landscaper Created a Storybook Chapel Out of Living Trees – Slate.com
- This Guy Spent 4 Years Growing A Church From Trees – BoredPanda.com
- This Man ‘Grew’ a Church From Living Trees – Yahoo.com/makers
- Retreat from society’ dream backfires as tourists flock to fascinating church – TVNZ.co.nz/seven-sharp
For directions to the TreeChurch please click on directions in the white box on the map.