In Phytofarm herbal learning garden, visitors are hosted by renowned herbalist and naturopath Valmai Becker. The breath-taking location and views in all seasons attract people interested in a healthy lifestyle when it comes to their garden, nutrition or medicine cabinet. 

Browse through a range of images of workshops, retreats, and New Zealand farm eco tours here at Phytofarm – and contact us if you are interested in a garden tour, seasonal workshops or products to take home or as a gift.

For visitors, the area features native bush walks, a local art gallery, cafe and a cycle track along the old rail track from Christchurch to Little River, which provides spectacular views of the Southern Alps and the wetlands of Lake Ellesmere and Forsyth.

Okuti Valley is picturesque and sheltered with a native bush reserve, bowling & croquet club and several natural health practitioners, including our own Little River herb garden. A variety of accommodation is available in Little River & Banks Peninsula.