Puketarata Garden - 'A Garden of National Significance'

Puketarata Garden is a large country Garden of National Significance in South Taranaki.
Set across a hilltop -diverse planting with focus on natives

Puketarata Garden is a large country garden sensitively contoured across a hillside in South Taranaki making the most of the Mt Taranaki & inland views including the adjacent 400 year old Puketarata Pa.

Skilled blending of a diverse range of native & exoctic plants, is a particular focus through the various garden rooms creating a garden which sits well in the landscape.

Generous herbaceous plantings provide flowers, colour, and scent.Carefully managed diversity of planting give this garden its indivual character. There is a small orchard, many bulbs, heritage roses, magnolias, rhododendrons.... Gardens in Taranaki are supported by wonderful friable soil & regular rain - almost semi tropical growing conditions.

The gully below has been fenced off from stock & gradually replanted & a network of tracks are being developed.

The garden is open during the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular in the first week of November and other times by appointment

For further information check out the website www.puketaratagarden.co.nz


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