Welcome to Garden Gate Rabbit Park’s website!
Allow me introduce you to my dear family, our sweet rabbits and our extraordinary work.  While raising and showing pedigreed rabbits we are sharing our delightful experiences through the photographs I take of our rabbits that we dress and pose to illustrate our books, calendars, notecards and various Garden Gate® products. Meet some famous rabbits and their families on our “Rabbit Park” pages, read stories, see our videos and press releases on the “news” pages, and enjoy shopping at our store where you can buy our extraordinary books and gifts!
Each morning we visit our rabbitry where we are greeted by our eager bright-eyed furry friends. Read More…


It  is  “Leap  Year!”

Of course at Garden Gate Rabbit Park every bunny celebrates all the seasons, holidays, birthdays, visitor days and event days happily leaping!



Only a few weeks until

We are getting ready for springtime
and the exciting events that begin in April
Our Garden Gate Rabbit Park
opens in April  too!

wild rabbit



 Remember to send our beautiful Garden Gate Note Cards……
because you care enough to send the very best!


A beautiful way to send flowers that last a lifetime!

Enjoy spring flowers,  sunshine and smiles every day
with Garden Gate Note Cards!

“What a wonderful way to be remembered!”

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” Immeasurable benefits result from the reading and handling
of excellent bound books whether common or rare!”
L. Hayward

Bunny adventures!

I love everything about good books!
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Our Newest Book in the “On the Banks of Durbin Creek”  series!

     This is truly an extraordinary book  with an exciting perspective
as you see our wilderness along the banks of Durbin Creek through the eyes of our adventurous rabbits Chip and Sherwood! From sunrise to sunset there is adventure as you meet the wild animals, travel the wooded paths and are thrilled at the close up encounters! The beautiful detailed full page panoramic photos show the “rabbit’s eye view” of the forest foliage, the gardens, berry patches, the thickets and follow the rabbit visits to the sandy shoreline along Durbin Creek. What a visual feast for the eyes that every reader enjoys whatever their age.  Loretta Hayward’s amazing collection of photographs depict the challenges of capturing pictures of wildlife especially rabbits. Every page is a splendid  teaching tool with helpful footnotes identifying  new animals that are introduced throughout the story.
Readers will also enjoy searching some of the special pages for camouflaged creatures! Those activities will heightening their awareness of  life surrounding them and the animals that are watching the  rabbits on the trail.  Our four page illustrated glossary is another valuable asset  for vocabulary development and reinforcing new reading skill development. Adults are enthralled as well as youth!  Elementary as well as high school teachers also use our fascinating books in their classes and instruction.


“Good books are friends we can share!!”

colorful readers with book!



Books  by Loretta Hayward can be autographed!





 “Sow a seed of friendship today!”


“Anyone can count the seed in an apple
Only God can count the apples in one seed.”
                                                                Robert Schuller


Are the gardens

Are the roots

Are the flowers

Are the fruits.


“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang except for those that sang best.”
~ Henry van Dyke



 Jack & Kimberly with Channel 7
shared the news about Garden Gate Cards and the rabbit park with their viewers!


After we met Jack Roper and his wife at  “Pioneer Day” in Gray Court we were invited to “Your Carolina!”   Jack told his producer about us and the work that we do with our rabbits here at Garden Gate Rabbit Park! We have had the wonderful opportunity to be on the TV Show “Your Carolina”  with some of our rabbits on several occasions! It was a joy for Gloria and I to make new friends and also introduce some of our interesting show bunnies as well as some of our rare rabbit breeds!

NOW… reporting from FOX 21…

Joe n Summer Gagnon_9247Summer and Joe Gagnon  met with Loretta and Ronald Hayward! They enjoyed getting acquainted with several of  Garden Gate’s adorable  rabbits from Garden Gate Rabbit Park!
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“Whenever you need a smile~come back to see us!”

Photo by Loretta Hayward

“Look who I met in the garden!”