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Guided Walks and Tours

See below a list of  guided walks and tours happening during the festival. 

Tikorangi The Jury Garden Guided Walk

Free guided tours available 11am.

Tikorangi The Jury Garden Guided Walk

Date/ Time :

Fri 30 Oct, Wed 4 Nov, Fri 6 Nov at 11am.

Venue :

589 Otaraoa Rd, Tikorangi RD43, Waitara

Admission :

Free Event

The Yews Tour with Lee Brumley

Saturday 2pm & 4pm tours will be offered by host Lee at an additional cost with a complimentary glass of wine.

Bookings essential - contact Lee.

The Yews Tour with Lee Brumley

Date/ Time :

Saturday 2pm & 4pm

Venue :

523 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth, 4310

Admission :

Additional cost with a complimentary glass of wine.

Tairoa Lodge House & Garden Tour

House & Garden Tours will be offered daily at 2pm by host Linda at an additional cost with a complimentary champagne cocktail. Bookings essential - contact Linda.

Tairoa Lodge House & Garden Tour

Date/ Time :

Daily at 2pm

Venue :

3 Puawai St, Hawera, 4610

Admission :

Additional cost with a complimentary champagne cocktail. Bookings essential - contact Linda.

Te Henui Cemetery Guided Walk

Come for a wander with our dedicated garden volunteersand explore this heritage cemetery. Enjoy the bird, beeand butterfly friendly haven with its wide range andabundance of flowers.

Te Henui Cemetery Guided Walk

Date/Time:

Tues 3 Nov, 2pm – 3pm
Sat 7 Nov, 2pm – 3pm

Venue:

173 Lemon St, New Plymouth
Meet by the main sign by the first
roundabout inside the cemetery

Admission:

Free Event

Pukekura Park Guided Walk

Join NPDC’s Pukekura Park staff on a guided walk through one of New Zealand’s most significant public gardens. Learn about the history, fascinating plants and discover hidden corners whilst on this tour.

Please wear suitable walking shoes. A medium level of fitness is required. The event will proceed wet or fine.

Pukekura Park Guided Walk

Date/Time :

Wed 4 Nov, 9am
Fri 6 Nov, 9am

Venue :

Meet at the Band Room Lawn, Pukekura Park, Rogan St, New Plymouth

Admission :

Free event

Fernery and Display House – Pukekura Park

This tour and demonstration will give you a first-hand look at what goes into creating the stunning displays in the Fernery and Display Houses. You’ll see colourful coleus, exotic foliage plants and elegant orchids.

Fernery and Display House – Pukekura Park

Date/Time :

Tues 3 Nov, 11am
Thurs 5 Nov, 11am

Venue :

Meet at the Fernery and Display House entrance, Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth

Admission :

Free event
The Fernery and Display Houses will be open from 8:30am to 5pm during the festival.

Pukeiti Guided Walk

Pukeiti Guided Walk

Date/Time:

Daily 2pm during the festival

Venue :

Pukeiti, 2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth

Admission :

Free event

Tūpare Guided Walk

Tūpare Guided Walk

Date/Time:

Daily 2pm during the festival

Venue :

Tūpare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth

Admission :

Free event

Tūpare Guided House Tour

The Friends of Tūpare will conduct daily tours of the beautifully restored Chapman-Taylor designed home built by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews. Before and after the tours a mobility vehicle will be operating to help less able visitors up and down the steep driveway.

Tūpare Guided House Tour

Date/Time :

Daily 10am – 12:30pm during the festival. Every 30 minutes

Venue :

Meet at the front door of the house, Tūpare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth

Admission :

Free event

Hollard Gardens Guided Walk

Hollard Gardens Guided Walk

Date/time :

Daily 2pm during the festival

Venue :

Hollard Gardens, 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga

Admission :

Free event

Friends of Pukekura Park Buggy Tours

Accessible tours on a seven-seater golf buggy.

Friends of Pukekura Park  Buggy Tours

Date/Time:

Daily during festival, from 10.30am

Cost :

Adults $5

Duration :

45 min tour of Pukekura Park highlights

Venue :

Meet at Pukekura Park café, Tea House On The Lake, weather permitting

Contact :

021 213 3242 or 06 758 6417