Puketarata Garden – a Garden of International Significance

A large country garden sensitively contoured across a hillside in South Taranaki making the most of the mountain and inland views including the adjacent 400 year old Puketarata Pa. Skilled blending of a diverse range of native & exotic plants, is a particular focus through the various garden rooms creating a garden which sits well in the landscape.



Puketarata’s garden planting is a mix of natives, rhododendrons, roses with the usual and unusual garden shrubs and perennials.
An emphasis on greens and texture rather than all round colour.


As well as her love of gardens, Jennifer is also a keen photographer. This collection is just a taste of the many wonderful photographs Jennifer has taken in and around the garden over the years.

Visitor Information

Find out more about the facilities & operational information at Puketarata Garden. With over 2 acres of garden rooms that fit in the hillside contour, including native cabbage trees, rata, kauri & nikau.

Visitor Book

Take your time to have a read of what our latest visitors have to say about our garden.

And after you have spent some time at Puketarata Garden please take a little time to tell us what you thought.

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Interactive Garden Plan


Our interactive garden plan takes you on a virtual tour of what to expect when you visit Puketarata Garden. Make your way through over 2 acres of garden rooms which showcase our Garden. From specialised plantings to Sculptures and stunning views you can get a taste of the spectacular environment that encompasses Puketarata Garden.

This garden has been evolving since the 1970’s and the development of the network of paths and planting continues, a great reason to come back and visit.