Miaflora Cafe & Garden Centre

Entrance to Miaflora

Miaflora Cafe & Gardens @ Kavanagh House is a beautiful old building where you can call in for a cuppa/meal, walk around the gardens and also visit the garden centre. Plants are also available for purchase at the garden centre.

Beautiful Kavanagh House
Beautiful Kavanagh House

Miaflora Cafe

The downstairs rooms have been converted to a cafe so you can sit either inside in the rooms or outside among the plants. There are plenty of tables both inside and outside. So take some time and sit down for a cuppa. Before I ordered by coffee I wandered through the different rooms as each one was lovely and they’re all different.

Interior Room - Kavanagh House
Interior Room – Kavanagh House

As the weather was being good for me today, I sat outside and enjoyed the peace and quiet surroundings. When ordering my Latte I noticed that they had mousse/cheesecake which looked delicious. So I thought I would try it. I was not disappointed – it was absolutely divine.

Miaflora Cafe
Miaflora Cafe

Miaflora Gardens

After such a calorie-ladened morning tea, it was time for walk around their outstanding garden. Their wire sculptures are very impressive.

Wire Sculpture of Piano and Player
Wire Sculpture of Piano and Player
The rest of the band at Miaflora
The rest of the band at Miaflora

I spent about 30 minutes just wandering around the garden. There are seats and benches to sit and rest so you can admire the views. As it was relatively quiet when I arrived, I had the gardens to myself.

Miaflora Gardens
Miaflora Gardens

They take the time and care to look after these gardens – they are just beautiful. The gardens are interesting as they not only include plants, shrubs, trees and their wire sculptures are very cool.

Miaflora Gardens
Miaflora Gardens

Behind the house is the Garden Centre. Plants are available for sale and look for the wire sculpture of a deer at the entrance. Even if you’re not interested in purchasing any plants, it’s still worth walking around to see what they have.

Garden Centre
Miaflora Garden Centre

While I didn’t eat a full meal here, friends have recommended Miaflora so maybe next time we’ll visit for dinner.There is plenty of off-street parking so if you’re meeting up with friends, everyone will be able to park close-by.

Miaflora (Kavanagh House) is located on State Highway 1 in Winchester – between Ashburton and Temuka. Winchester is also located at the turn-off for Geraldine wich is another great place to visit. Click here to visit their facebook page.


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