Thank you to our 2019 gardeners and visitors we are looking forward to seeing you during our 2020 garden festival!


19. Tūpare

487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth,

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 grounds with secluded garden rooms, elegant borders and majestic trees.

There are free guided walks at 2pm daily during the festival and free house tours half-hourly from 10am to 12.30pm. Guided walks at other times may be booked on the website for a fee. The mobility vehicle runs before and after each house tour. Please let us know if you’re bringing a large group during this busy time.

Tūpare is open all day, every day and entry is free. It’s owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.



Taranaki Symphony Orchestra and Ensembles

Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 November, 9.30am-4pm: Taranaki Symphony Orchestra and Ensembles perform on the tennis court. Tea and home baking available for purchase. Read More >

Birdlife exhibition

Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 November, 9.30am- 4pm: Birdlife, an exhibition by local artist Anna Scott, at the Cottage.

Also In the area:

6. Te Kainga Marire

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7. Sequoia Steps

A tranquil inner city hideaway orientated to comfortable outdoor living. Read More >

8. Bublitz Garden

This plant collector’s paradise has been described as a miniature Pukeiti. The New Plymouth haven is filled with special plants from around the world Read More >