Taranaki Garden Festival

16. The Van der Poel Garden

92 Ruakere Road, Warea 4381

A charming 30-minute drive from New Plymouth, this traditional spacious country garden is set amongst expansive lawns. Established mature trees including a century old Puriri tree and formal plantings seamlessly lead to a native bush walk. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this garden as it will be closing to the public for the foreseeable future. 

Punctuated with sculptures by Italian artists Simone Cenedese, Alfredo Barbini and Christchurch sculptor, Gary Baynes, this natural setting provides an inspiring amphitheatre for art. Complimentary tea and coffee is available and art is for sale. 

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.