Events and Exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.

  • Alberton Market Days 10/11/2019 - 12/04/2020

    Alberton Market Day

    Alberton Market Days return for a fourth season!  The fun, family-friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market features speciality produce, and handmade items with music, garden workshops, artisan food stalls and a pop-up tearoom on the verandah at Alberton.  

    Bring the whole family and join us for a leisurely day in Alberton's idyllic garden setting. 

  • The Enchanted Walk 01/12/2019 - 01/03/2020

    Pixie house

    This summer, grab your pixie ears, pop on your fairy wings and come along to experience the magic of The Enchanted Walk at Alberton!

    Fairies, gnomes and elves have taken up residence in the garden with over 30 secret doors and hidden homes tucked under plants and in tree trunks to be discovered. Enter the colouring competition and bring a painted pebble to add or swap in the Magical Stone Garden.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful setting of the grounds.

    This free community art project by Dizzie Pixie Designs and Rohan Sauvage has been made possible with the support of the Albert-Eden Local Board.

  • Journeys Framed 06/02/2020

    Journeys Framed

    For Waitangi Day all staffed historic sites run by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will be open with free entry.

    In the atmospheric setting of Alberton's Victorian ballroom, catch a performance of Journeys Framed,  a unique, short theatre piece of movement and sound, exploring the experience of Pakeha migration to Aotearoa, creatively brought to life by distinguished performers from SeniorsDANCE company. Three performance times - why not enjoy a spot of tea and a savoury or sweet treat on the verandah in the pop-up tea room before or afterwards (self service), or bring a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the garden.

  • Collectors Cabinet - Beloved Bears 04/12/2019 - 29/03/2020

    Teddy collector, Karen Staniland

    Fuzzy, fluffy, cute and cuddly! Currently filling the Collector's Cabinet in the ballroom at Alberton is a host of vintage & collectible teddy bears and stuffed animals.

    Belonging to collector Karen Staniland, the toys on display date from the 1930s to today and represent a range of international makers from Europe, Asia, USA and New Zealand. Featuring much loved bears such as Pooh and Paddington and recognisable scenes, the small display is a charming attraction that will add to your visit to the house.

  • Summer High Teas 27/03/2020 - 29/03/2020

    High tea at Alberton

    Gather a group of friends and don your finery for your annual chance to celebrate and savour the traditional ritual of high tea at Alberton.

    Over one weekend only, enjoy dainty sandwiches, scones, savouries and cakes with a showcase of luxury teas from Harney & Sons, served from vintage bone china and antique silverware on tables adorned with antique linens and floral displays. Soak up the beauty of the grand ballroom or the tranquil garden from the verandah.