Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden, New Plymouth
(4.5/5 based on 130 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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  • Finished the Taranaki Garden Festival here before driving home to the Wairarapa. The gardens were a highlight of our four day trip. Beautifully laid out with magnificent Rhoddies. Also some significan...  more »
  • To get there the road is steep ,narrow ,but no problem ,if you adjust your driving to the condition It is not far from New Plymouth.We were there when all the Rhododendron were out ,but it has a lot o...  more »
  • We arrived in the late afternoon and still enjoyed the walk around this developing garden. It is on a slope so you need to be prepared to walk back up