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