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

28. Openlands

1064 Auroa Rd, Manaia, 4678

Nearly 60 years ago, Openlands consisted of a homestead and two trees. Now it is a well-established country garden perfect for weddings and events with an historic church on site.

With Taranaki Maunga as a dramatic backdrop, this garden provides a magical setting for special moments and garden outings. Sweeping lawns, mature trees, perennial borders with camellias, rhododendrons and roses, a shade house, native dell, and natural stream all create a garden of surprises and tranquillity.

We also provide complimentary tea & coffee. This garden featured in NZ Gardener April 2019.

 Pop over parking for Motorhomes welcome.

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