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Hollard Gardens

1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
+64 800 736 222
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Pukeiti - Tupare - and Hollard, the Other Taranaki garden

Maybe a little off the beaten track, but a very pleasant place to wander, and well set up for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RandC4861
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Auckland, New Zealand
Peace and Tranquility

Lovely gardens and free!! Lots of pathways to wander along, interesting plants, very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
63chicky
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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A horticultural oasis in the very heart of dairying country. A passionate plantsman's garden and Taranaki showcase. Come and learn about the history, the plants and how to grow them for yourself or just wander and appreciate the beauty. Now owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. For no charge you can park your campervan in the carpark overnight, help yourself to tea and coffee in the Hollard Centre or use the barbeques by the fantastic children's playground. Enjoy it - it's yours.
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
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+64 800 736 222
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Reviewed yesterday

Maybe a little off the beaten track, but a very pleasant place to wander, and well set up for families, too - well-equipped play area, barbecue facilities, etc. And, like the other better-known Taranaki gardens, no charge for entry

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens and free!! Lots of pathways to wander along, interesting plants, very relaxing. Worth the visit. Great for kids!!

Thank 63chicky
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Hollard Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks very much for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Perhaps because it is 45 min from New Plymouth we had this garden almost to ourselves. The variety of trees and plants was impressive and we spent a couple of happy hours wandering around. The visitors centre had interesting information about the history of the...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Well worth diverting via Kaponga to see these well laid out gardens. Free entry and good service rooms. Great place for kids to play.

Thank myscha
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Hollard Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks very much for your feedback. I'm sure your kids loved the playground.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for families to enjoy the gardens and play ground, just beautiful and enjoy the brilliant gardens

Thank Leanne H
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

What a wonderful legacy Rose and Bernie Hollard have left. Spring is a lovely time to visit to see the rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom. Birds were singing and bees buzzing. (and admission is free).

Thank kiwimc_11
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Hollard Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks very much for your positive review. Yes, isn't there so much to see at Hollard Gardens in the spring?

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is well worth the drive from Stratford to see these well established gardens. We enjoyed the story boards explaining how Bernie Hollard had the vision for creating these gardens from farmland. It is now hard to imagine how this was done! what an amazing...More

Thank CMB425032
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We took four generations of our family to visit Hollard Gardens. All were happily entertained for a couple of hours. The kids (4 and 9) happily pointed out interesting things they found ("this tree has a name!!!") and had a great time on the playground....More

Thank Lynda B
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic park with many varied plants. to walk through with playground. Free coffee in visitors centre a plus.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to try Holland gardens now owned by council. Nice setting and lovely meandering paths shows off the wide array of plants flowers and fauna. The centre was open unattended but offered free tea and coffee . Well done to the councils nice touch.

Thank Christine W
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