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Address: 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
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A horticultural oasis in the very heart of dairying country. A passionate...

A horticultural oasis in the very heart of dairying country. A passionate plantsman's garden and Taranaki showcase ... Discover the passion and determination that made Bernard Hollard invaluable to many gardens and nurseries, and learn about plant propagation. Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours. Overnight Campervan Parking Free BBQs Playground Garden access 24 hours

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Gorgeous outing

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... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Lynda B
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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. Gran needed a little help on the steps but the walk was not difficult or... More 

Thank Lynda B
Whangamata, New Zealand
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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
Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

If it had not been for the lady in the Stratford i-site we probably would not have visited these gardens, but I am so glad that we took time out to visit these beautiful gardens which are a real testament to a man's love of creating a beautiful garden. The gardens are free, as is the tea and coffee! you... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a large garden with trails leading to a variety of ecosystems. There a many colorful and mixed types of flowers as well as delightful children's play area. It is located on the road between Opunake and Eltham, near the road to Dawson Falls in Egmont National Park. Relaxing and enjoyable. No admission cost.

Thank yank
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Lovely peaceful walks round the gardens with information about how and why they were created. Free admission and help yourself to tea or coffee, much appreciated. Includes a play area for children.

Thank Supergranbee
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a beautiful garden to stroll through and have a picnic in. The little township of Kaponga (3km down the road) has a 4Square or a great café, Drift Inn (Sandwiches are amazing) where you can purchase picnic essentials. The gardens have several relatively easy trails you can follow around, along with expansive lawns. When we were there they... More 

Thank NZRochelle
Otakeho, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a must-see for garden or nature lovers, or just those who want a bit of peace and quiet as they meander through the many easy walking tracks. There's large expanses of lawn, a playground and a visitor centre where I think you can access a complimentary cup of tea (I didn't go inside, but that's what it looked... More 

Thank JoseReader
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a glorious and inspiring place to visit whether you are a gardener, someone who enjoys a lovely garden walk, or children wanting a creative and natural place to play. Created over 75 years by Bernie and Rose, a couple who ran a dairy farm, raised two sons, created the garden, hosted garden visits and also contributed to NZ's... More 

Thank TKNgaio
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

An excellent and idiosyncratic botanical garden with a huge variety of plants, trees, fruit and vegetables. Well worth a stroll.

Thank nicholas53west

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