Taranaki Garden Festival

5. Leonie's Garden

170 Upper Stuart Road, RD13 Eltham

Leonie’s large country garden typifies everything Taranaki's reputation for gardens is built on. Her garden of abundance has flourishing rhododendrons, pieris, maples, a bog area lined with hostas, swathes of hellebores and perennials everywhere. Visitors will find a stylish summerhouse, an Oriental area with a red tori gate, native coprosma hedges, contained stone walling, and block plantings of white-trunked birches – and much more.

Leonie has created and maintained this garden over the last 30 years and seldom opens to the public. A private person, Leonie asks that you don’t take photos or videos. 

Garden tickets are no longer available to purchase online. You can purchase garden tickets during the festival from the garden gates, our Festival Hub or from any of our ticket outlets.