Roland’s Wood is a four hectare piece of “English beech woodland”, with a Northland twist, on Inlet Road, Kerikeri. It was created and generously bequeathed to the people – and dogs – of Kerikeri by benefactor, Roland Sansom.
Roland’s Wood is open free to the public, year round, with something different to see each changing season. Visitors are welcome to wander through the woodland, and to bring their dogs who are allowed to be off the lead.
“Roland Sansom’s incredible generosity and foresight will give future generations of strollers, dog walkers, bird watchers, gardeners and dendrologists much to be grateful for. Without realizing it Roland Sansom was a dedicated dendrologist; his Wood will be his lasting memorial.”
Gordon Collier, renowned landscaper and author
Award of Associate of Honour of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture (AHRIH): 2001
The Friends of Roland’s Wood thank all who have contributed images to this website.