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

27. Van der Poel Garden

92 Ruakere Rd, Warea, 4381

Just a 30 minute drive from New Plymouth, this large spacious country garden originated with an emphasis on vegetables, fruit trees, beehives and livestock. 

Expansive lawns surrounded by established mature trees and formal plantings lead to a native bush walk. Internationally renowned sculptures will be on display including works by Terry Stringer, Chris Charteris and Tania Ashken. Picnicker’s welcome. Tea/Coffee available. Art for sale. 

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25. Pukeiti

Over seven decades Pukeiti has built up one of the world’s biggest and most distinct collections of rhododendrons and other exotics, their rich colours bursting into life against a backdrop of lush native rainforest. Read More >

26. Goodin Country Garden

Set amidst old coastal lahars, very large volcanic rocks lend drama to this garden. Read More >