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Established in the fertile rural landscape south of Mt Taranaki by renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard in the 1920s, this property boasts a plant collection of national importance. It features many rhododendrons and unusual plants, and offers delightful contrasts.
There are free guided tours at 2pm daily during the festival. Guided tours at other times may be booked on the website for a fee. Please let us know if you’re bringing a large group during this busy time.
Hollard Gardens are open all day, every day and entry is free. They’re owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.
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