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The TreeChurch, Ohaupo, is a living, breathing structure designed and built by Barry Cox to be a place of interest and contemplation, set in three acres of distinctive gardens. Inspired by Barry’s love of Churches, this is a special project close to his heart and we therefore ask that visitors be respectful of his private Church and gardens.
Designed to show how an instant garden can be created using a Tree-Spade, the Tree Church gardens and Labyrinth walk is a welcomed  retreat from society. Trees used in the construction of the Church are:
Alnus Imperialis – Cut Leaf Alder (Roof Canopy), Leptospernum – Copper Sheen (Walls), Camelia Black Tie, Acer Globosum, Thuja Pyramidalis.  A selection of Oaks, Maples, Alders, Ginkgos, Beech, Poplars, Taxodium, and Nyssa grace the gardens.


About Us

IMG_8118_Small 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.

Garden Visits

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.



The following video gives you a glimpse of the beauty of the TreeChurch.


Booking Forms

The TreeChurch and gardens are a tranquil setting for weddings and events.

Wedding Booking Form

Event Booking Form

In The Media



For directions to the TreeChurch please click on directions in the white box on the map.


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