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The TreeChuch, Ohaupo, is a living, breathing structure designed and built by Barry Cox to be a place of interest and contemplation, set in 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.
The following video gives you a glimpse of the beauty of TreeChurch.

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:

The Tree Church is set in three acres of 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. (Treelocations) 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 open from 15/10/2016 – 18/4/2017

Admission is $15 per person.

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 visits on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Open Sundays and Tuesdays 10am – 4pm. No booking required. For groups & events on other days please phone for bookings. For all Private Events please Contact Us to secure a booking.

Conditions Of Entry

  1. No dogs.
  2. No smoking.
  3. Children to be supervised at all times.
  4. The church is not a playground and is to be treated as you would any other church.

Terms and Conditions / Booking Form

TreeChurch Booking form


Q: How many does the church seat?
A: 100 people.

Q: How much does the venue cost?
A: $2800 from 8/10/2016 to 29/04/2017.
$3500 from 9/10/2017  to 30/04/2018.

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
Acer Globosum
Thuja Pyramidalis

In The Media


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