The horticultural oasis of colour in the heart of the fertile dairy country boasts an incredibly diverse plant collection of national importance featuring many rhododendrons, azaleas and an extensive range of native and exotic plants.
It’s built on the legacy of renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard, who established the garden in the 1920s. Year round, Hollard Gardens buzzes with the sounds of insects and birds feeding on seasonal flowers, fruits and seeds. Kids love the quirky playground in the Family Corner, with free gas barbeques on hand. A visit to Bernie’s Home Garden has lots of ideas for the keen home Gardener and is well worth a look, along with the food forest and compelling visitor centre nestled amongst the trees.
27th Oct – 5th Nov: Guided Walking Tours 2pm daily.
27th Oct – 5th Nov: Art Exhibition – Local Artists Michelle Rowland & Susie Harrop, 10am – 3pm daily.
Hollard Gardens is open all day every day with free entry for all. It is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.