Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens and attended our events for the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival.
Tūpare is an Arts and Crafts-inspired property established in 1932 by the Matthews family. Sculpted into a hillside above the Waiwhakaiho River, it features a Chapman-Taylor house set in the grounds with secluded garden rooms, elegant borders and majestic trees. Tūpare has free guided walks during the festival at 2pm daily. Unfortunately there are no house tours this year due to the Covid restrictions. Please let us know beforehand if you are bringing large groups during this busy time. Guided walks and house tours can be booked privately outside of the festival on the website for a fee. Taranaki Symphony Orchestra and Ensembles perform on the tennis court. Tea and home baking available to purchase. Sat 30 Oct–Sun 31 Oct, 9.30am–4pm. The Shaker Tin will be serving fresh coffee, smoothies and treats. Mon 1 Nov–Sun 7 Nov. An Art Exhibition with local Taranaki artist Ella Volino in The Cottage. Sat 6 Nov–Sun 7 Nov, 10am–4pm.
The Shaker Tin will be serving fresh coffee, smoothies and treats. Mon 1 Nov–Sun 7 Nov.
An Art Exhibition with local Taranaki artist Ella Volino in The Cottage.
Sat 6 Nov–Sun 7 Nov, 10am–4pm.
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 >
Te Kainga Marire is the only private native garden sanctuary in New Zealand to be rated as a Garden of International Significance. Read More >