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

27. Openlands

1064 Auroa Rd, Manaia,

Nearly 60 years ago, Openlands consisted of a homestead and two trees. Now it’s a well-established country garden perfect for weddings and events with a historic church on site.

Mt Taranaki is the dramatic backdrop for the garden and provides a magical setting for special moments and garden outings. Openlands features sweeping lawns, mature trees, perennial borders with camellias, rhododendrons and roses, a shade house, native dell and natural stream to create a garden of surprises and tranquility.

We provide Devonshire teas and complimentary tea and coffee. Pop over parking for Motorhomes welcome. Crafts for sale during festival.

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Event: Ombré

A singing performance in the historic church, Sat 2 Nov, 2pm Read More >

Event: The Country Fair

The Country Fair is a festival event for the whole family. Enjoy a relaxing day of food, music and shopping with hand-crafted quality goods from local stall holders. 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 >

26. Hollard Gardens

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. Read More >