Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens and attended our events for the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival.

11. Pukemara

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Alan has created a town garden of two parts— a flat courtyard and a hillside garden. The courtyard garden around the house features sub-tropical vireyas rhododendrons combined with fuchsias, roses and perennials. The hillside garden at the rear has surprises around every corner of the zigzag path, especially colourful rhododendrons, fiery azaleas, mature trees, viburnums and hydrangeas. Pukemara is also a haven for hostas. You’ll find a large selection of these lush leafy plants on show and for sale along with other plant varieties. Pukemara featured in the New Zealand Gardener magazine 2019.

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7. Frog Lodge

Frog Lodge will not be opening this year.
David and Noeline Sampson have made the right decision for their family not to open for the festival. David suffered major injuries after a fall last month, which caused serious damage to both legs. He is still on the long road to recovery. I’m sure you will all agree with us, this is the right move but a very sad one.

We wish him a full recovery. Read More >

9. Te Kainga Marire

Te Kainga Marire is the only private native garden sanctuary in New Zealand to be rated as a Garden of International Significance. Read More >

10. Sequoia Steps

A tranquil inner city hideaway orientated to comfortable outdoor living. Read More >