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28. King Edward Park

Cnr Upper High St and Waihi Rd, Hawera,

King Edward Park, this year was awarded its fifth star by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. The Edwardian ancestry of the park can be seen in its charmingly formal design. Grassy avenues and close clipped hedges provide the structure of the park, which is home to exuberant floral borders and rose gardens, quaint historic structures and aged trees.

Ducks and occasional model yachts can be seen reflected in the century old boating pond and the park is home to a bronze statue of Wendy, the companion piece to the Peter Pan in London’s Kensington garden.

Seek out some of the features along pathways, offering different perspectives on ever changing gardens.

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Event: Views in the Garden

At King Edward Park this year there will be a floral spectacle featuring the work of several local floral artists along with other fascinating gardening exhibits. 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 >