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


26. Hollard Gardens

1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga,

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.

Free events in the Hollard Centre

Saturday 2 November, 10am-3pm: New Plymouth artist Anna Scott completes open-air drawings and exhibits her artwork.

Sunday 3 November, 10am-12pm: Beautiful Edibles – free public workshop.

The Plant Collector

Wednesday 6 November, 1pm: New Plymouth gardener, plant collector and botanist Lynn Bublitz shares stories on gardens that have inspired him. Read More >

Also In the area:

24. Sanderson Garden

Sanderson Garden is a rural garden rated four stars by the NZ Gardens Trust. The lush sanctuary of nikau palms, colourful perennials, camellias, and native grasses give way to spectacular views of Mt Taranaki. Read More >

25. Oakley Garden

Join festival stalwart Jenny Oakley who has entered her garden into the festival for the full 32 years. Read More >

27. Openlands

Mt Taranaki is the dramatic backdrop for the garden and provides a magical setting for special moments and garden outings. Read More >