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Puketarata Garden

14 Ngawhini Road | RD 14, Hawera 4674, New Zealand
+64 6-278 3081
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Glorious!

Not just lovely trees, and beautiful flowers in delightful "garden rooms", but also the most... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
jennysquib
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Beautiful gem!

Evan though I'm a local, Ive never heard of Puketarata before. Beautiful garden, hidden away. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
P9463QOkathleenm
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A Garden of National Significance - A large country garden sensitively contoured across a hillside in South Taranaki making the most of views to Mt Taranaki and inland views including the adjacent 400year old Puketarata Pa. Skilled blending of a diverse range of native and exotic plants is a particular focus through the various garden rooms creating a garden which sits well in the landscape. Visits by appointment please 06 278 3081 as I may be away. The Garden is open for the 10 days of the PowerCo Taranaki Garden Spectacular which is the first week of November.
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8 Nov 2016
“Glorious!”
2 Nov 2016
“Beautiful gem!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Ngawhini Road | RD 14, Hawera 4674, New Zealand
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+64 6-278 3081
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not just lovely trees, and beautiful flowers in delightful "garden rooms", but also the most wonderful views of Mount Taranaki and the surrounding hills and valleys and a welcoming, helpful host. Go see it!

Thank jennysquib
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Evan though I'm a local, Ive never heard of Puketarata before. Beautiful garden, hidden away. Very well cared for. Lovely bush area down the hill to explore too.

Thank P9463QOkathleenm
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This country garden well-deserves its five star rating from Gardens Trust. It is sited on a hillside with extensive views but the way the garden has been made to blend with the contours of the land to maximise the effectiveness of the planting gives it...More

1  Thank John_MtEden
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to this garden several times and like to take visitors. The hosts are very welcoming and enjoy sharing their garden.they know their plants and share the information freely.

Thank libeauwalker
Reviewed 23 November 2015

View of Mt Egmont covered in snow as backdrop to a garden so obviously loved by the owners. The foreground was a view of rolling Taranaki farmland. A feeling of calm and peace pervaded everywhere - even the tennis court was surrounded by this same...More

Thank 2ActiveKiwis60s
JenHorner, Owner at Puketarata Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your visit - sorry its taken me so long to find the review!Kind regards

Reviewed 7 November 2015

This garden was actually made up of several different gardens/areas with awesome views across farmland. Lush green combined with beautiful colours and established trees complimented the well thought-out plantings and combinations. Definitely the best garden we saw in the Festival this year in South Taranaki....More

Thank Angela M
JenHorner, Owner at Puketarata Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks AngelaM delighted you enjoyed my garden! Its pretty wild out here at the moment with gale force winds! Cheers

Reviewed 2 November 2015

What a wonderful garden we found. Well worth a visit and would have loved to spent longer there. Very peaceful. Great walk down into the gorge.

Thank turfmoor
JenHorner, Owner at Puketarata Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

So glad you discovered our gully! and enjoyed the garden, didn't realise I could respond to reviews! Do come again. kind regards

Reviewed 15 January 2015

This garden was wonderful - planted with family and friends in mind it's thoughful design made wandering a delight. Each section of the graden revealed itself to be beautiful and made sitting quietly an absolute pleasure. A must see for anyone who loves beauty and...More

Thank 433claire
Reviewed 5 November 2014

This country garden is sensitively set within its stunning environment, including the adjacent 400 year old Puketarata Pa. It has wonderful views of Mount Taranaki and is a lovely spot for a picnic. Jen has skilfully blended native plants with exotic varieties. There are generous...More

1  Thank chipmunk22
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Just visited this lovely country garden during the garden fest. It is a sheltered site - tucked into the side of a hill with a great mix of exotics and native trees. There's lots flowering at the moment - Mi Amor and other rhodos were...More

Thank Mutablis
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