Gardens to Visit

Paloma Gardens

Pohutukawa Lane, Fordell, Whanganui

Exotic gardens, landscaped with plants from all over the world, Paloma has been awarded "Garden of National Significance" by the New Zealand Gardens Trust for the past seven years.

Open daily.

Admission charged.

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487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth

Tupare is an arts and crafts inspired property which features a magical Chapman-Taylor designed house set amongst beautifully landscaped heritage gardens.

Open 9am - 8pm

Admission free

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Hollard Gardens

1686 Upper Mania Rd, Kaponga

Hollard Gardens, established in 1927 by plantsman Bernie Hollard, boasts a plant collection  of national importance including many rhododendrons and unusual plants.

Open 9am to 8pm

Admission free

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2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth

Pukeiti houses a world-class rhododendron collection, uniquely nestled in Taranaki rainforest. There are many kilometres of paths or tracks for either a garden walk or an adventure into the rainforest

Open daily 9am to 5pm

Admission free

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Te Kainga Marire

15 Spencer Place, New Plymouth

This is the only private native garden sanctuary in NZ to be rated as a garden of International Significance. Featured in the BBC series Around the World in 80 Gardens.

Open 9am-5pm daily September - April.

Admission charged.

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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton 3216

Hamilton Gardens is a public garden park in the south of Hamilton owned and managed by Hamilton City Council in New Zealand. The 54-hectare park is based on the banks of the Waikato River and includes enclosed gardens, open lawns, a lake, a nursery, and the convention centre.

Open daily

Admission free