Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden, New Plymouth
(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
View a world-class rhododendron garden set in a rainforest at Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden. More than 2,000 species of rhododendrons, including wild and hybrids, fill the park. Even if you visit in the winter, you'll be able see the colorful collection of vireyas along the covered exhibition walks. Among the flowers, look for a historical waterwheel, treehouses, and a cafe with panoramic views of the gardens and sea. Check ahead for special events, like the family-oriented Explorer Day held bi-monthly. Use our New Plymouth holiday planner to visit Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden on your trip to New Plymouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A very restful garden, beautiful surroundings, which is relatively wheelchair friendly. There was a little "train" which took us around the gardens, which was fantastic, as we would not have been able...  more »
  • Whilst there are some development works in progress, they do not decrease the pleasure in visiting these gardens. Admission is free and there is a terrific display of a variety of planting. Colourful ...  more »
  • Pukeiti has been taken over by the Regional Council. While this will probably be a good thing in the long run the very minimal facilities available during the Garden Festival was a significant disappo...  more »