At Alert Level 2, the festival can go ahead with the current restrictions.

44. Hollard Gardens

1686 Manaia Rd
Established in the fertile rural landscape south of Taranaki Maunga by renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard in the 1920s, this property boasts a plant collection of national importance. It features many rhododendrons, unusual plants and offers delightful contrasts. Hollard Gardens has free guided walking tours during the festival at 2pm daily. Guided walks can be booked privately outside of the festival on the website for a fee. Please let us know beforehand if you are bringing large groups during this busy time. A metal sculpture exhibition with Taranaki locals Nathan Hull Sculpture and Destine Hull, The Hollard Centre. Fri 29 Oct–Sun 31 Oct, 10am–4pm. Join Sue Rine for a free guided walk around Hollard Gardens and learn which common plants and weeds can complement your everyday dishes, some may surprise you. Meet at The Hollard Centre ready to leave at 11am. Sun 7 Nov, 11am–12pm.

What's happening:

A metal sculpture exhibition with Taranaki locals Nathan Hull Sculpture and Destine Hull, The Hollard Centre.  
Fri 29 Oct–Sun 31 Oct, 10am–4pm. 

Join Sue Rine for a free guided walk around Hollard Gardens and learn which common plants and weeds can complement your everyday dishes, some may surprise you. Meet at The Hollard Centre ready to leave at 11am.  
Sun 7 Nov, 11am–12pm. 

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