Taranaki Regional Council
With great views of Mt Taranaki, Hollard Gardens is a 4.5 hectare property located in central Taranaki, close to Egmont National Park. First established in 1927 by plantsman Bernie Hollard, the gardens boast a plant collection of national importance including many rhododendrons and unusual plants.
Stroll the hidden paths through mature and intimate Old Garden and then by contrast appreciate the openness and diversity of the New Garden. The vibrant colour in the swamp garden is a must-see, as well as Bernie’s home Garden, where fruit and vegetable growing methods are trialled and demonstrated.
The Hollard Centre offers a warm and inviting environment to relax and discover the garden history, family photographs and the slide show of the original gardens. Enjoy the old-world charm of the centre, which offers stunning views of the garden. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available and we welcome picnickers to share this space with us.
Hollard Gardens, like Pukeiti and Tupare is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council. All three gardens are free to enter and open every day of the year. Bookings are essential for larger groups and tours during this busy time, please call 0800 736 222 for information and enquiries.