Taranaki Regional Council
Established in the fertile rural landscape south of Mt Taranaki by renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard in the 1920’s, this property boasts a plant collection of national importance. It features many rhododendrons and unusual plants, and offers delightful contrasts. There are free guided tours at 2pm daily during the festival. Garden tours at other times may be booked for a fee on the website. Please let us know if you’re bringing a large group during this busy time.
There are free events in the Hollard Centre: see New Plymouth artist Anna Scott’s exhibition and watch her complete open-air drawings on Saturday 2 November from 10am – 3pm. On Sunday 3 November from 10am – 12pm, be inspired by the Beautiful Edibles workshop. On Wednesday 6 November at 1pm, hear New Plymouth gardener, plant collector and botanist, Lynn Bublitz, share stories on gardens that have inspired him.
Hollard Gardens is open all day, every day and entry is free. It’s owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.