Te Kainga Marire

Garden open daily from 1st September to 30th April. (by appointment) $10 per person. Private Guided tours available. Refreshments can be booked for small groups.

$10.00 - $15.00

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This 2000sq metre private New Zealand native garden has drawn comment for its uncanny but quite coincidental resemblance to the gold-medal-winning New Zealand Garden at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show.

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Te Kainga Marire - Maori for the peaceful encampment - is a skilfully designed inner-city native garden that mimics New Zealand's natural environment.

Built in a New Plymouth valley, Te Kainga Marire is now considered to be one of few private Gardens of International Significance by the prestigious RNZIH New Zealand Gardens Trust.

This is a harmonious garden that weaves subtle textures and colours with quirky forms. Lush ferns, wetland plants, alpine treasures and native trees here make up a microcosm of the New Zealand landscape.


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Physical address

Te Kainga Marire, 15 Spencer Place, Merrilands, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 5pm 7 days
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00 - $15.00
Other charges:
2014 Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular $12 per adult

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