14 Ngawhini Road, Hawera
Ken and Jennifer Horner
Developed since 1978, this country garden folds quietly around its hilltop site with mountain and inland Taranaki views.
It is adjacent to the outer ramparts of the 400-year-old Puketarata Pa and kainga Keteonatea, both of major significance to our area. During the festival, Ken, an avid amateur historian, will lead three tours through these so people can learn and appreciate their rich history.
A particular strength in this well-designed and diverse garden, is the way a love of natives is skilfully blended with exotic varieties to give seasonal variety. Generous herbaceous plantings, lawn tennis court, perennial border, orchard, berry house, vegetable garden and parterre, are enhanced by the wider landscape and garden sculptures.
The gully below has a QEII Covenant, with natives, exotics and walking tracks. Access for small buses. Large coach tours, transport from the gate by arrangement.
Complimentary tea, coffee, water. Areas available for family picnics.