A rambling garden, a garden used for education and a self-sufficient lifestyle block.View List of Gardens
Nestled on the edges of the urbanscape of New Plymouth, Black Gates is a unique property that boasts features of a country lifestyle retreat, with the convenience of city living.View Garden >
Suburban permaculture garden educating visitors on self-sufficiency and growing food.View Garden >
Explore and enjoy this tranquil garden steeped in local history. Te Henui has a five-star attraction rating with TripAdvisor.View Garden >
Tūpare is an Arts and Crafts-inspired property established in 1932 by the Matthews family.View Garden >
Located in the heart of New Plymouth, Pukekura is a Garden of National SignificanceView Garden >
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.View Garden >
King Edward Park is rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a nationally significant garden. The ancestry of the park est. 1902 is seen in its charmingly formal design.View Garden >
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.View Garden >
A sustainable lifestyle block, a garden on a sloping section, a grand country garden, and a landscape project.
The Taranaki Garden Festival is always on the lookout for new gardens.
If you want more information on how you can be part of the 2021 festival contact us on 06 759 8412.View List of Gardens
Surrounding the house are large park-like gardens terraced on the sloping hillside with well-established flora.View Garden >
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.
First time in the festival, secluded garden Kahikatea features sprawling lawns and is a peaceful sanctuary for birdlife and garden owners Katy and Willie Roach.View Garden >
At the end of this cul-de-sac lies a hidden garden.View Garden >
It has taken Brittany 5 years to transform her grass patch into an abundant garden. Check out her upcycled cold frame, potting up station, a greenhouse made from windows, and worm farm.View Garden >
Sow and Glow features a guest accommodation in the front and an urban market garden/food forest in the rear.View Garden >
Mieke has developed this challenging five-tiered steep sloping garden with minimal sun into a permaculture-designed property.View Garden >
Bayly Terraces is a work in progress! Purchased in 2018, it now has three main garden areas on different terraces: a small-scale veggie garden, a ‘zen’ garden for relaxing and birdwatching, and the original ‘forest’ made up of a mixture of native and exotic trees and bushes.View Garden >
It’s tough to balance all your edible wants with the aesthetics of a native garden, especially with a small section!View Garden >
This was a bare paddock sheltered by mature bush in 2020 and is now in the early stages of a food forest with avocados, figs, plums, apples, a feijoa and guava food hedge and more.View Garden >
This property has a passive solar concrete floor and the PV/solar panels on the roof which run most of the electrical requirements & recharges the EV.View Garden >
This 1.2ha wonderland has extensive productive & ornamental gardens offering a variety of features.View Garden >
Stu and Wendy live clean, green and as healthy as possible on their small rural lifestyle block. Still very new on this land, they are starting to set up a sustainable focused life.View Garden >
Six years ago, Matthew and Melanie bought this property which contained only a handful of mature trees and an expansive mown lawn, but they could see the potential!View Garden >
Jane and Steve are working towards a self-sufficient lifestyle on their 1.6ha lifestyle block, with solar panels, and a glasshouse made from recycled materials.View Garden >
Overlooking the Waitara river, this 2.5ha property is totally self-sufficient with a production of vegetables, eggs, honey and fresh fruit. Jenny also cares for a small number of stock, sheep, ducks, chicken, quail & bees.View Garden >
Paddock to plate behind the school gate is the ethos behind the development of our school orchard, garden, chooks and stock raising spaces.View Garden >
The Ōmata school orchard began in 2017 & was implemented by the children, staff & community. This previously barren area is now a dynamic & sustainable food forest with fruit trees, berries, vines, veggie beds, support plants and more.View Garden >
Sarah & her family aim for low-impact living through their sustainable habits. They rotate their cattle, ewes, chickens and ducks through paddocks and soon-to-be food forest, in a regenerative way.View Garden >
This 1ha section highlights the Willards’ creativity. Here you’ll find fruit trees, a meditation garden with beautiful views, sculptures, a medicine wheel & three goldfish ponds.View Garden >
Rebecca & Dave have cultivated an oasis of plants, trees, birds and flowers showcasing creativity & sustainability. They enjoy making fruit wine, growing aromatic plants to distill hydrosols, oils & experimental gins.View Garden >
Sustainability, Te Reo Māori, collectively, tino rangatiratanga and peaceful resistance are one at Parihaka.View Garden >
A traditional fishing and gardening village of Parihaka that fed the kaupapa of peaceful resistance. This whenua was once a busy fishing village with extensive kūmara gardens.View Garden >
This is a small, quaint & diverse garden. As a medical herbalist, Nell has an array of herbs growing, as well as edible weeds & a growing food forest.View Garden >
An alpine treasure is tucked away 500 metres above sea level. This 3.5ha, off-the-grid property is a haven that is enjoyed & shared with others.View Garden >
Based on top of a hill, the Jacobson’s have had sustainability in the forefront of their decisions. They have built an orchard and veggie garden in the sloping terrain.View Garden >
On the main street of Eltham, you will find this bountiful backyard with fruit trees, vegetable gardens, rainwater collection tanks, homemade fertilisers, worm farm, chickens and bees.View Garden >
Come learn what sustainability can be achieved on a small urban property.View Garden >
Goldbush Micro Farm provides farm to table food and knowledge to the local community. This small-scale market garden is based on a low-till, bio-intensive gardening style of growing.View Garden >
The front garden has a native bush background, with roses, succulents, bromeliads and hydrangeas.View Garden >
This year we have four different types of garden on display: Public Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, New Gardens, and Special Interests.
Note that each garden may be in multiple categories.
The Taranaki Garden Festival is always on the lookout for new gardens. If you want more information on how you can be part of the 2022 festival contact us 06 759 8412.
Special interest garden's, a secluded urban garden, and two with new owners.
Frog Lodge • Kahikatea • Marcella Point • Somewhere Over the Rainbow • Tropical Treasures
Korito • Black Gates
Hollard Gardens • Pukeiti • Tūpare • Pukekura Park • Te Henui Cemetery • King Edward Park (Hāwera)
Tropical Treasures • The Nice Garden