About This Project

Taranaki Regional Council

2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth
0800 736 222 | www.pukeiti.govt.nz
Pukeiti Gardens @TaranakiRG


Over seven decades, Pukeiti has built up one of the world’s biggest and most diverse collections of rhododendrons and other exotics, their rich colours bursting into life against a backdrop of lush native rainforest.  The 360ha property also boasts an absorbing range of free, family-orientated activity options, walking tracks for all fitness levels, and a state-of-the-art visitor centre and the popular Founders Cafe, open daily from 10am – 4pm throughout the festival.  Please let us know if you are bringing a large group during this busy time.

What’s happening:

Sat 31st Oct – Sun 1st Nov, 9am – 4pm – Over grown – An exhibition with local artist Ella Volino in the Rata Room.

Fri 6th Nov 6pm – 9pm – French dining in the Lodge with L’Epicure.  Celebrate spring in an iconic and historic location with a traditional French three course meal.  Bookings are limited and are booked directly at info@lepicure-catering.co.nz  Details can also be found on Facebook: facebook.com/PukeitiGardens/events

Sat 7th Nov, 11am – 12pm – Hayley Benseman puts on a Love your skin workshop.  Join Hayley on the Founders Lawn and learn a simple but effective technique of making your own natural skin care product for everyday use.

Pukeiti is open all day, every day.  Free admission.  It is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.






30th Oct - 8th Nov


Open all day, every day