NZGT – New Zealand Gardens Trust
Puketarata Garden is a ‘Garden of International Significance’ as assessed by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
The NZGT was established as a Trust of the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture to assess and promote noteworthy NZ gardens and horticulture.
The NZGT rates gardens using a 3 – 6 star system providing a guarantee of quality of over 100 registered private and public gardens.
In Puketarata’s assessors report, the New Zealand Gardens Trust noted ‘that the garden experience has been greatly enhanced now that it includes some of the adjacent physical environment to which it relates to so strongly’