Taranaki Regional Council
Tupare is an Arts and Crafts inspired property, first established in 1932 by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews, which features a magical Chapman-Taylor designed house set amongst beautifully landscaped heritage gardens.
The plantings and landscapes at Tupare today remain true to its unique design and incorporate the heritage features of the era. Secluded garden rooms, elegant borders and majestic trees give the garden its soul. Tupare is one of Taranaki’s most treasured places. Glimpses of the house, the Waiwhakaiho River and Mt Taranaki can be viewed as you wander through the garden. The gardeners cottage is open to visitors where an annual exhibition is on display. Taranaki Symphony Orchestra play in the garden during the first weekend of the festival. Tupare House Tours and Guided Garden walks are available during the festival.
Tupare, like Pukeiti and Hollard Gardens is owned and managed property by Taranaki Regional Council. All three regional gardens are open every day of the year and free to enter. A mobility vehicle, for those less mobile, operates during the festival. Bookings are essential for larger groups or tours over this busy time, please contact 0800 736 222.