Puketarata Garden, Hawera

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A country garden developed since 1978, Puketarata Garden folds quietly around a hilltop site with mountain and inland Taranaki views. Adjacent to the outer ramparts of 400-year-old Puketarata Pa and Kainga Keteonatea have a major significance to the area. A love of natives skilfully blended with exotic varieties giving seasonal variety is a particular strength. Generous herbaceous plantings, lawn tennis court, perennial border, orchard, berry house, vegetable garden, and parterre are enhanced by the wider landscape. Diversity of different areas, planting, and design give this garden its individual and unique character. The gully below has a QEII Covenant, with natives, exotics, and walking tracks. Large coach tours can be picked up from the road by appointment. Judged as a garden of National Significance by NZGT. The garden is in the Taranaki PowerCo Garden Festival in the first week of November each year - there are some 50 gardens open throughout Taranaki. The garden is open by appointment during the year. The best time for the garden is spring--September-November. Plan your visit to Puketarata Garden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hawera tour itinerary app .
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  • amazing garden done with a lot of fore-thought, love and time. I especially love the fact that it is within the area of an ancient maori site that is still suprisingly giving up the odd artefact  more »
  • Not just lovely trees, and beautiful flowers in delightful "garden rooms", but also the most wonderful views of Mount Taranaki and the surrounding hills and valleys and a welcoming, helpful host. Go s...  more »
  • Evan though I'm a local, Ive never heard of Puketarata before. Beautiful garden, hidden away. Very well cared for. Lovely bush area down the hill to explore too.  more »

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