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

22. The van der Poel Garden

92 Ruakere Rd, Warea, 4381

Just 30 minutes’ drive from New Plymouth, this large spacious country garden originated with an emphasis on vegetables, fruit trees, beehives and livestock.

Expansive lawns surrounded by established mature trees and formal plantings lead to a native bush walk. Internationally renowned sculptures will be on display, including works by Terry Stringer and Rick Swain. Picnickers welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

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