Taranaki Garden Festival

13. King Edward Park

Corner Upper High Street and Waihi Road, Hāwera

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, rhododendron and rose collections. Adding to the history are aged trees, a century old model boating pond and a bronze statue of Wendy, which 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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