Taranaki Garden Festival

4. Hollard Gardens

1686 Manaia Road, Kaponga, 4679

This horticultural oasis of colour in the heart of fertile dairy country boasts an incredibly diverse plant collection of national importance, featuring many rhododendrons, azaleas and an extensive range of native and exotic plants. It’s built on the legacy of renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard, who established the garden in the 1920s. Year-round, Hollard Gardens buzzes with the sound of insects and birds feeding on seasonal flowers, fruits and seeds.

Kids love the quirky playground in the family corner, with free barbecues on hand. A visit to Bernie’s home garden has lots of ideas for the keen home gardener and is well worth a look, along with the food forest and compelling visitor centre nestled amongst the trees.

What's happening:

27 Oct - 5 Nov

Guided Walking Tours, 2pm daily

27 Oct - 5 Nov

Art Exhibition, Local Artists Michelle Rowland and Susie Harrop 10am - 3pm daily

Holland Gardens is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region and is open all day, every day.