Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens and attended our events for the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival.
When the Jurys re-opened last year, the extensive new summer gardens had their first showing. This year, the new project is the Wild North Garden—a 1.6ha extension that has been 30 years in the making. Just as the original park is now a managed meadow, the North Garden is an actively managed wild garden created with beauty and sustainability in mind. The 4ha garden has trees dating back to 1870, with extensive stonework from the 1950s. As the fourth generation, Mark and Abbie have continued to extend and refine the garden, retaining historic elements while incorporating ideas from the new millennium. Open for the 10 days of festival only. No plant sales. Parking on site for small or mid-sized coaches only by prior arrangement. Free guided tours are available Tues 2 Nov, Thurs 4 Nov, at 11am. EVENT: Mitre 10 Garden Speaker Series
This 4ha garden bound by the Waiongana River has many varied spaces, includes a Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Redwoods, Native River Walk, log walls and a developing produce area to name but a few. The mostly flat terrain has enabled a large variety of easy walking avenues and vista viewpoints. Read More >
An immaculate award-winning open-style garden that boasts a huge lawn with plantings on either side. The amazing variety of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, fruits and vegetables, skilfully planted in this garden provide a wonderful example of what can be achieved in short spaces of time with vision and expertise. Read More >