Key Features

  • Over 2 acres of garden rooms nestled in the hillside contour
  • Natives include cabbage trees, dracophylum, rata, kauri, nikau, ponga, coprosma, hutu, pseudopanax, miro & totara hedges
  • Pergolas
  • Box pottager
  • Sculptures
  • Woodland areas
  • Berry house
  • Fruit trees
  • Herbaceous planting giving flowers, colour and scent
  • Borrowed views of inland Taranaki and Mt Taranaki/Egmont
  • Planted gully below house with tracks being developed
  • Part of the Taranaki Regional Council’s opossum poisoning scheme. Possum and rat bait stations are maintained throughtout the property which has greatly increased the bird population; Tui’s, Kereru and Bellbirds in particular

Visitor Information

  • Open by appointment
  • Open 9am – 5.30 pm during Power Co Taranaki Garden Spectacular in the first week of November
  • Entrance fee – Adults $10 – Children Free
  • Toilet
  • Seating
  • Picnics welcomed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Dogs on a lead
  • Parking for cars and small buses
  • Larger bus groups can be picked up from the road by appointment

Magazines and Articles

NZ Gardener
Gardens & Lifestyle – Daily News
Womans Garden
NZ House & Garden
Weekend Gardener
It’s meant to be at Puketarata Garden
Significantly beautiful and eye catching – Dominion Post