Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail Official launch 15 July 2021


31. King Edward Park

Cnr Upper High St and Waihi Rd, Hawera,

King Edward Park is rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a nationally significant garden. The ancestry of the park est. 1902 is seen in its charmingly formal design. The lofty close clipped hedges give shelter to abundant azalea and rhododendron collections.

This garden has rose beds of both heritage and modern varieties, historic aged trees and a century old model boating pond. The bronze statue of Wendy, is the companion piece to the Peter Pan in London’s Kensington gardens.

The 150-year-old cannon has been a favourite toy for children, along with a pirate ship and fort. Seek out some of the hidden features along pathways, or bring a picnic to seated areas.

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25. Boxwood

After a 2-year break from the festival, Boxwood is back! This is a garden that will tick all the boxes. Read More >

26. 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 >

27. Gravetye

Gravetye is a formal garden that celebrates the simplicity of mass green planting. Wander along the lime walk, under planted with Choisya ternate. The immaculate lawns are bordered by carefully shaped hedges, topiary, sculptures, plantings of iris, roses and lavender. Read More >