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26 October – 4 November 2018 A spring celebration of glorious gardens and events gardenfestnz.co.nz 1
Come join us at the Festival Hub Prize draw terms and conditions: One entry per person. The prizes not redeemable for cash.Winner will be notified via email. Date/Time Fri 26 Oct–Sun 4 Nov 9am–4pm (during the festival) After 4pm this area is open late for food and beverages. Venue Courtyard, White Hart Hotel Corner Devon St West & Queen Streets, New Plymouth Admission Free Visit the Festival Hub, sign up to our e-newsletter and go in the draw to • King and Queen Hotel – a night in the Anniversary Suite valued at $300 • Ms White – pizza and a tasting paddle for two value $80 • Snug Lounge – $100 voucher • Monica’s $100 voucher • Social Kitchen – $100 voucher • Meat and Liquor – learn to make your own martini and dinner for two valued to $120 • Public Catering Company – boxed hampers valued at $90 • Et vous – et vous exclusive Paris print silk scarves valued at $125 Win!
Plan your festival itinerary with our festival gurus! Located within the courtyard of the historic White Hart Hotel. With our dedicated festival gurus on hand to answer all of your questions. They can tailor make your itinerary for you to ensure you not only get to view the glorious gardens created by our dedicated Taranaki gardeners, but also experience more of what our wonderful region has to offer. All visitors are welcome at the festival hub for: • Taranaki local knowledge of must-see things to do and view • Garden entry tickets • Festival event tickets • Festival information, guidance and suggestions • A cup of coffee, glass of wine or a bite to eat The White Hart Hotel is a Victorian building that sits on the corner of the main street - Devon St West. It’s part of the city’s growing cultural precinct and includes the neighbouring Clock Tower, the Govett- Brewster Gallery/Len Lye Centre, the stunning Coastal Walkway and plenty of retail shops, cafés and restaurants nearby.
This is the 31st year of New Zealand’s longest-lasting garden festival – we’ve been sharing gorgeous gardens with you since 1987. We’re humbled by the months of hard work each gardener puts in to make their place look stunning for the 10-day festival, which brings people back year after year. There is always a wide variety of garden styles, from formal to cottage, tropical to native, country to urban, edible to scented. This year, we have added a vegetable garden section so people can see the work of people dedicated to self-sufficiency and healthy living.
Each year, our annual Landscape Design Project allows people to be dazzled by something different. For this festival, Taranaki landscape designer Tristan Cave offers Living Rooms, a creation of two distinct garden designs for people to wander through and linger in beside New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park. This free event is perfect for the whole family. Along with the glorious gardens, our events programme is aimed at enhancing your whole festival experience. Take your pick from wine-tasting, a gin distillery tour, Chapman-Taylor tour, garden party, long lunch, Bollywood floral show, our popular Gardena Speaker Series, and a sizzling event with celebrity chef Ben Shewry – or do the whole lot. Make sure you book, so you don’t miss out.
We couldn’t do this without our main festival partner Powerco and our other generous sponsors. And we thank you, our cherished visitors from close and afar. You enable this festival to thrive and grow. Welcome, from the bottom of our hearts. Kia ora and welcome to the 2018 Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival PRODUCED BY Suzanne Porter CEO TAFT Tetsu Garnett Festival Manager Nigel Barbour CEO Powerco The festival team Chief Executive Suzanne Porter Festival Manager Tetsu Garnett Festival Co-ordinator Leigh Gatward-Cook Business Manager Lisa Haskell Festival Publicist Virginia Winder Graphic Designer Philippa Berry-Smith Administration/Ticketing Fran Bateman Advertising Co-ordinator Helen Ivess Project Manager John Stokes Accounts Tracey Bell Garden Liaison Team Jenny Oakley, Tony Barnes, Jennifer Horner Patron Neil Holdom - Mayor, New Plymouth District Council The Trustees Charles Wilkinson (Chair), Lynn Bublitz, Hemi Sundgren, Marie Pearce, Glenn Brebner, Katie Wolfe, Chris Lynch Festival office PO Box 4251, New Plymouth Ph 0064 06 759 8412 Fax 0064 06 759 8458 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Gardenfestnz Taranaki_garden_festival taranakigardenfestival 3
Contents Festival Hub 2 Welcome 3 General information / Tickets 5 Online bookings 5 Garden categories 6 GARDENS New Plymouth 7 Oakura, Okato, Warea 20 Opunake, Manaia, Hawera 25 Eltham, Stratford, Inglewood 35 Onaero, Waitara, Bell Block 40 EVENTS Landscape Design Project 48 Mitre 10 - Sizzling with Ben Shewry 51 Juno Gin Distillery Tour 52 Juno Gin in the Garden 52 KenKora Garden Dance Party 53 Wine Tasting at KenKora 53 Bollywood Goes Floral 54 Long Lunch 55 Chapman-Taylor Tour 55 Gardena Garden Speaker Series: - Roebuck Farm Tour 56 - An Ancient Garden - Puketarata 56 - Spring Bouquet Workshop 57 - Food Forests 57 - Hanging Baskets 58 - Gardening with Native Plants 58 Guided Walks and Tours 59 Art not to miss 60 Community events 61 Sustainable backyards 62 TICKETING Tickets / Online bookings 5 Postal booking form 70 How to book 70 Ticket outlets 70 Events planner 71 Toxin free All GARDENA hoses are UV stablised and free of toxins such as phthalates, BPA and heavy metals.
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General information Tickets You can pre-purchase tickets at official ticket outlets (see page 70), or at any of our festival gardens. You can purchase as many tickets as you need and there is no booking fee! We encourage you to pre-purchase tickets so that our gardeners are free to walk and talk with you around their gardens. Each garden has nominated their charge of either $5, $10 or $15. Tickets are sold in $5 denominations. Free entry to gardens for children 12 and under. Look out for the following symbol in the garden descriptions. This symbol highlights how many tickets you need to visit that garden.
Driving times Auckland - New Plymouth 4 hrs 30 mins New Plymouth - Inglewood 15 mins New Plymouth - Stratford 30 mins New Plymouth - North Egmont 30 mins New Plymouth - Opunake 45 mins New Plymouth - Hawera 55 mins Stratford - Mt Taranaki 15 mins Stratford - Hawera 30 mins Stratford - Whangamomona 1 hr 30 mins Hawera - Whanganui 1 hr Hawera - Wellington 3 hrs 30 mins Festival enquiries PO Box 4251, New Plymouth, 4340 Ph 06 759 8412 or Fax 06 759 8458 email@example.com or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Maps Please refer to the pull out map of Taranaki, which has all our gardens and advertisers, the Landscape Design Project and ticket outlet locations marked on it. T1 A1 1 1 Gardens indicated by this symbol Sustainable gardens indicated by this symbol Advertisers indicated by this symbol Ticket outlets indicated by this symbol $5 admission $10 admission $15 admission Key to garden directory symbols Facebook Twitter Instagram Number of tickets needed per person Refreshments Toilets Plant/craft sales Wheelchair friendly Easy online bookings www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Bookings can be made through the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival website - www.gardenfestnz.co.nz (This is a secure site for your ticket bookings). Courier ($7) or postage ($3) charges will apply Phone bookings 0800 746 363 Phone bookings will only be accepted with credit card payments. These can be done through the Festival office, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Courier ($7) or postage ($3) charges will apply Postal bookings & ticket outlets Please see page 70 5
All festival gardens get assessed. Every garden goes through this process on a three yearly cycle. New Zealand Gardens Trust The New Zealand Gardens Trust, an initiative of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, provides an independent assessment of New Zealand gardens. You will note that some gardens in our festival have chosen to be assessed by the Trust as well as under- going the festival’s own assessment process. These gardens can be identified by the placement of the NZGT logo reflecting either a Garden of Significance, National or International Significance. Garden assessments Garden categories Vegetable gardens A rambling garden, a garden used for education and a working market garden. Pukemiro • Korito • Roebuck Farm New gardens Pukemiro • Korito • Te Henui Cemetery • Bublitz Garden • Tairoa Lodge The Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival is always on the lookout for new gardens.
If you want more information on how you can be part of the 2019 festival, please contact us on 06 7598 412 Public gardens All our festival public gardens are nationally and internationally recognised as gardens of historical significance and maintain high standards of excellence. Our 2018 public gardens are: Hollard Gardens • Pukeiti • Tupare • Pukekura Park • King Edward Park • Te Henui Cemetery LOOK FOR THESE COLOURS AS YOU READ! N E W P U B L I C V E G E 6
New Plymouth Taranaki’s main city is an energetic and friendly place beside the wild Tasman Sea. This thriving city is an eclectic mix of historical landmarks and cutting-edge architecture. Sports and art lovers are equally well served in this 70,000-strong district supported by prosperous dairy and energy industries. New Plymouth caters to all ages and differing interests, from outdoor adventurers to book worms, avid shoppers to foodies. The city is dotted with great coffee spots and has a vast selection of cafés and restaurants, covering everything from light lunches to fine dining, ethnic eateries to boutique bakeries. Along with an international triathlon every year New Plymouth hosts the internationally acclaimed WOMAD festival in Brooklands Park, which adjoins our festival garden Pukekura Park. Must-do experiences include: • Visit our Festival Hub in the courtyard of the White Hart Hotel for tickets, help and information. You can also grab a coffee, food and engage in retail therapy. Opposite is the Len Lye Centre on Queen St. • Check out the mirror façade of the Len Lye Centre, explore the gift store and latest contemporary exhibition in the centre and adjoining Govett- Brewster Art Gallery. Corner Devon St West and Queen St.
• Lose yourself in a story at Poppies Boutique Book Store on King St. • Call in to Puke Ariki, an award-winning library, museumandi-SITE,tolearnthestoriesofTaranaki’s past, enjoy the latest temporary exhibition and find information about the region. Ariki St. • Traverse the city’s award-winning Coastal Walkway, which covers 12.7km from Port Taranaki toBellBlockandtakesinLenLye’sWindWandand Te Rewa Rewa Bridge. • Snaffle a tasty treat from Sharrock’s Bake Shop, 62 Govett Ave. We recommed their doughnuts!
• Take a stroll along the dramatic dog-friendly Back Beach, which sits near Paritutu and the Sugar Loaf Islands on Centennial Drive. • Satisfy your shopping fix (including plants!) at The Valley Mega Centre, Waiwhakaiho. • After a day of garden visits, book a table at the Nice Hotel, a comfortable restaurant in stylish surrounds. 71 Brougham St. Ph 06 758 6423. • Along the road from the Festival hub, visit Vintage Industries for coffee, cake and eclectic furniture. 97 King St. New Plymouth Puke Ariki 65 St Aubyn St IMAGES: ROB TUCKER 7
1. Holyoake Garden 114 Pendarves St, New Plymouth Murray and Roslyn Holyoake Edibles and art abound in this gorgeous garden surrounding a Ron-Sang designed home in the inner city. There is no wasted space in this garden, designed by the owners. One half of the property is devoted to a terraced productive garden. There’s a walk-in berry house, a structure with passionfruit, raised garden beds flush with vegetables and cages of bountiful berries. An olive tree lined driveway leads to the house, where the entrance is highlighted with colourful and textured sub- tropical plants. The planting around the house is large and bold in scale, with a lot of under planting, leading to a formal lawn in front of the house.
At the side of the house a garden featuring towering birds of paradise and Poor Kinght’s lilies, has a focal point of a giant “Lego Mario” sculpture, loved by children. The experience is completed by a café in the house where the Holyoakes offer light lunches of delicious homemade hot food, salads and sweet treats for the benefit of The New Hair Project (not for profit) helping people with hair loss. Open for the duration of the festival. The Holyoake Garden featured in the February 2018 issue of NZ House & Garden magazine. Maria Brockhill garden art will be for sale during the festival. Event Juno Gin in the Garden (see page 52) Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket Proceeds to The New Hair Project thenewproject.co.nz P 06 758 8505 E firstname.lastname@example.org Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 027 676 1500 E email@example.com IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU 2. Hirst Cottage 94 Pendarves St, New Plymouth Judi Gopperth This popular inner city ¼-acre garden superbly combines modern, minimalist and linear principles while enhancing the historical character of the home est. 1862. Fragrant colour themed white on green with a dash of red encapsulates heritage protected oaks, gingko and pohutukawa. Enjoy the unique story, ambience of courtyards, gazebo and new designer garden structures. Previously featured in NZ House & Garden and recently featured in Your Home & Garden. IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU 8
Open 12noon–4.30pm, admission 1 ticket Tea ceremonies held 10.30am and 5pm every day - bookings essential $5pp (includes garden) P 06 753 8804 / 027 492 6121 E firstname.lastname@example.org Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 7582 903 E email@example.com IMAGE: NAOMI WILSON IMAGE: LYNN BUBLITZ IMAGE: KEN DAVIES 4. Japanese Tea House Garden 59 Dorset Ave, New Plymouth Masashi Iwata, (Mishima, Japan) In a small back section, Mr Masashi Iwata has built an authentic tea-house in traditional Japanese style, surrounded by a compact garden designed and built by Japanese landscape gardeners. The garden is open throughout the festival, but bookings are required for the enhanced experience of participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
3. The Bublitz Garden 27 Durham Ave, New Plymouth Lynn and Robin Bublitz This plant collector’s paradise has been described as a miniature Pukeiti. The New Plymouth haven is filled with special plants from around the world, including rhododendrons. Lynn, who has a botany background, believes good gardens have a spiritual dimension, and that’s what you’ll find here. A garden of many levels, this has a lush lawn, surrounded by beds filled with interesting plantings, including some rare offerings. Like Pukeiti, a place dear to Lynn’s heart, this garden is backed by native bush that merges with the Te Henui Walkway. Please take extra care around the bank as some paths are steep. N E W 9
N E W Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 021 125 2035 E firstname.lastname@example.org W korito.co.nz Open 9am–5pm, admission 2 tickets P 06 753 4971 E email@example.com 5. Korito 28A Trafalgar St, New Plymouth Dee Turner Korito is a one-acre urban permaculture garden, developing since 2016. It showcases the many ways to grow food and is used to teach sustainability and self- sufficiency. There are mandalas, a food forest, 350 year old bush block and bush walk. A range of mulches and groundcovers are used for maintenance and encourage a high output of food. A mix of annual, biennial and perennial crops keep the gardens producing food for the entire year.
Gardena Speaker Series Event (see page 57) 6. Nikau Grove 65F Govett Ave, New Plymouth Ian and Elsie Lind Hundreds of nikau palms set the South Pacific theme. Native plantings and lush exotics create splashes of colour and interest throughout this developed 1.5-acre garden. Established pukatea trees with huge buttress roots form a native rainforest canopy along a natural creek. Sculptures, boardwalks, ponds, large waterfall and a weta motel also feature. Steep access, roadside parking only. Golf cart available on request. Classic cars on display.
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7. Pukekura Park & The Fernery Display Houses Pukekura Park Fillis St, New Plymouth Located in the heart of New Plymouth city, this 52-hectare NPDC park has an amazing range of both native and exotic plants, all displayed in a natural setting with many wonderful views and vistas of the lakes and Mt Taranaki. The Fernery and Display Houses are a must see. These are located within Pukekura Park and more information about Guided Walks and Tours can be found on page 59. Open daily, free admission P 06 7596 060 W newplymouthnz.com Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 758 6251 E firstname.lastname@example.org Open 9am–5pm and 7.30pm–9:30pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 758 0596 / 027 297 4157 E email@example.com 8. Pukemara 5 Tyne Place, New Plymouth Alan Morris Rhododendron enthusiast Alan shows what can be done with this genus on a town section. The courtyard garden features sub tropical vireya rhododendrons combined with fuchsias, roses and perennials. The hillside garden at the rear is framed by mature trees and has colourful rhododendrons in complementary plantings with viburnums, hydrangeas, azaleas and hostas. Large selection of hostas and plants for sale. 9. Sequoia Steps 21A Sequoia Grove, New Plymouth Shane and Mel Hurliman A tranquil inner city hideaway orientated to comfortable outdoor living. Shane has built structures that make the most of the available space, while Mel has added the softer touches with her love of maples, hostas and pastel flowers. This garden lights up at night… weather permitting.
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Open 9am–5pm daily, admission 3 tickets or $15pp P 06 758 8693 E firstname.lastname@example.org W tekaingamarire.co.nz 10. Te Kainga Marire New Zealand Native Garden Paradise 15 Spencer Pl, New Plymouth Valda Poletti and David Clarkson Te Kainga Marire is the only private native garden sanctuary in New Zealand to be rated as a Garden of International Significance. Te Kainga Marire’s (translated ‘peaceful encampment’) point of difference lies in the natural plant associations that evoke a feeling of the real New Zealand. This native plant paradise was developed in 1972 from clay wasteland. Keen outdoor adventurers, the owners wanted a bird friendly garden designed around the ecological groups they had observed in the wild. New Zealand native grasses, climbers, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees have been carefully nurtured around rustic fences, a pond, a colonial bush hut and cool fern filled whare. Shy tui now regularly fly into the garden to feed.
Enjoy a guided interactive sensory experience tour with the knowledgeable owners. This garden features in the BBC series Around the world in 80 Gardens first screened in 2008. Gardena Garden Speaker Event Mark Dean – Gardening with Natives Plants. Brought to you by Te Kainga Marire (see page 58). 28 Oct 2018, 2pm–3pm (usual garden fee applies) 12
N E W Open 9am–4.30pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 753 3452 E email@example.com Open daily, admission free P 06 7596 060 W newplymouthnz.com Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 753 2866 E firstname.lastname@example.org 12. Where the Wild Things Are 26 Mayfair Pl, New Plymouth Rob and Kaye Shewry Variety in one visit! View an easy-care front garden with exotic touches, then the sloping back garden with diverse plantings, including perennials, flowers and foliage with lime and burgundy accents, herbs and vegetables and a peaceful woodland pathway with ferns, native plants and clivia. Peruse arts and crafts including landscapes by Rob Shewry, watercolours by Valma Taylor, jewellery by Carol Brodie, birdfeeders by Rob and garden sculptures by Kael… all available for purchase at reasonable cost.
11. Te Henui Cemetery Cnr Lemon St and Watson St, New Plymouth New Plymouth’s oldest public cemetery has a park-like setting praised by those visiting lost loved ones. It even gets rave reviews on Tripadvisor: “Quite possible that this cemetery is the best inner city ‘garden’ for people looking for a quick fix of peace and tranquillity in their day.” Lovingly tended by NPDC horticulture staff and a group of active volunteer gardeners, this award-winning cemetery first opened in 1861. This heritage cemetery, steeped in local history, still has about 35 burials a year. Enjoy the serenity.
Guided tours (see page 59). 13. The Yews 523 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth Lee and Roland Brumley Lee and Roland have chosen to create a formal garden, inspired by traditional English style, to complement the relocated grand old villa from the turn of last century. Yew hedging is being established to give solid definition and the expansive lawns are framed by rhododendrons and rose beds in structured plantings. P U B L I C 13
14. Tupare 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth Taranaki Regional Council Tupare is an arts and crafts inspired property established in 1932 by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews. It features a Chapman-Taylor designed house set amongst heritage gardens. Reflecting Lady Matthew’s legacy are a herbery, domestic glasshouse and cottage lawn borders. Sir Russell favoured rhododendron hybrids, camellias, fuchsias, hydrangeas, magnolias and deciduous trees. Exquisite dove trees Davidia involucrata bloom during the festival.
The plantings and landscapes at Tupare today remain true to its design and incorporate the heritage of the era. Secluded garden rooms, elegant borders and majestic trees give this garden its soul. Glimpses of the house, the Waiwhakaiho River and Mt Taranaki can be viewed as you wander through the garden. Taranaki Symphony Orchestra performs during the first weekend of the festival. Tupare Guided House Tours run at allocated times and guided garden walks conducted by our experienced gardeners also are available by booking through our website.
An opportunity to visit the three individually designed Chapman-Taylor homes and embrace the story of the arts and crafts era of the 1930s is available again this year, bookings are essential (See Page 55). An exhibition of fabrics from the William Morris collection, used throughout the Tupare homestead, will be on display in the house, in association with Creative Curtains New Plymouth. The Riot of Spring, a photographic collection by Tara Jahn-Werner will be exhibited in the gardener’s cottage. Tupare, like Pukeiti and Hollard Gardens, is owned and managed by Taranaki Regional Council. All three regional gardens are open every day of the year and free to enter. A mobility vehicle, for those less mobile, operates during the festival.
Bookings essential for large groups or tours during the festival, contact 0800 736 222. Open all day, every day. Free admission P 0800 736 222 W trc.govt.nz/gardens/tupare TaranakiRegionalGardens @TaranakiRG Star Rating Logos Endorsed Logos Enviro Award Logos Brand Standards for Star Rating, Endorsed & Enviro Award Logos © Copyright February 2012 Qualmark P U B L I C 14
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THEATRE BEYOND EXPECTATION 11 Baring Terrace New Plymouth 0800 484 925 www.4thwalltheatre.co.nz -acclaimed one-woman play 6 - 8th September SONGS FOR NOBODIES NO HOLDS BARD MICHAEL HURST A breath of fresh Shakespeare air and a comedic head-bashing all in one!" 29th August Koru on Devon Contempory Gallery & Art Studio 18b Devon St East, New Plymouth Celebrate Taranaki Garden Festivals Exhibition includes an amazing collaberation of Auckland photographer Helen Bankers with bespoke mural wallpapers www.backtothewall.co.nz Koru on Koru Gallery & Sculpture Garden 283 Koru Rd, Oakura Place of interest in fringe garden festival Sarah Nottage photographer - Nelson Pause, breathe, and find stillness in Sarah’s floral images Plus works by 20 talented artists Koru Galleries Image: Helen Bankers A6 A7 A8 16
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‘Some nights I’d have a dream that my five senses were taken out of my skull, rinsed in a country stream, then stretched out to dry so that when I woke up they’d be as crisp as viola strings. But if they were put back wrongly I’d wake up seeing with my ears and hearing with my eyes – well, it has happened!’ — Len Lye Len Lye’s kinetic sculpture Grass (1961-1965), currently showing in the exhibition Sensory Agents (4 Aug – 18 Nov) Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre 42 Queen Street New Plymouth | Aotearoa New Zealand Open seven days 10am – 5pm A12
Palmers New Plymouth welcomes visitors for the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival 2018. Include our stunning garden centre in your itinerary. Enjoy brunch or lunch at Café Botannix, where we make all our own food using seasonal garden produce. Cnr Katere and Devon Roads, Fitzroy, New Plymouth. Ph: 06 758 7455. Open 7 days from 8.00am. Welcome Welcome opening hours: monday - friday 9.30am - 5pm and saturday 10am - 2pm phone: 06 758 1771 311 devon street east, new plymouth www.biancalorenne.co.nz Quality gifts from New Zealand and around the world 21-23 Devon Street East, New Plymouth P/F: 06-7699319 • E: email@example.com A13 A14 A15 19
Oakura • Okato • Warea OAKURA This thriving seaside community and summer resort location is a short 14km drive west of New Plymouth. Embraced by the protective Kaitake Ranges, Oakura is home to a magnificent surf beach, a great pub, cafés, florist, gift shop and a thriving arts community. It’s also popular with the stars – actor Tom Cruise was a resident while filming the motion picture The Last Samurai. OKATO This small coastal town is positioned along the well- known Surf Highway 45, which boasts some of the best surf breaks in the country. Okato serves the farming community and coffee seekers. It’s also home to the iconic Stony River, one of the main rivers that flows from Mt Taranaki.
Must-do experiences include: • Visit The Crafty Fox in Oakura for New Zealand made art, crafts and jewellery. 1145 Surf Highway 45. Ph 06 752 7291. • See Francois at High Tide for one of the best coffees in Oakura. 1136B South Rd. Open 7am to 2pm. • Koru on Koru Gallery offers a collection of art from Taranaki and beyond, including owner Fay Looney’s glorious landscape photographs. 283 Koru Road, RD 4, Oakura. Ph 06 752 7807. • Café Lahar in Okato takes its name from the surrounding volcanic landscape. An oasis for foodies, this popular eatery also serves delicious coffee. Surf Highway 45. 06 752 4865. • JustsouthofOkatoisthepicturesqueCapeEgmont LighthouseattheendofCapeRd.Discoveritsstory attheHistoricCapeLighthouseandMuseumatthe end of Bayly Rd, Rahotu. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11am to 3pm.
• The Oakura Arts Trail is on Sat 27 and Sun 28 Oct as well as Sat 3 and Sun 4 Nov from 10am to 4pm. Artists will open their studios both weekends. www.oakuraarts.co.nz Oakura The Crafty Fox Surf Highway 45 Local Information Centre IMAGES: ROB TUCKER 20
15. Pukeiti 2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth Taranaki Regional Council Pukeiti houses a world-class rhododendron collection uniquely nestled in Taranaki rainforest. It was established in 1951 and is now proudly owned and managed by Taranaki Regional Council. Experience an explosion of colour as hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas flower against the lush backdrop of forested volcanic ranges, mountain streams and birdsong. There are many kilometres of paths and tracks for either a garden walk or a longer adventure into the rainforest. In particular the Rhododendron Stroll, which includes the beautifully scented Loderi, a treat for the senses in spring.
On arrival at the Rainforest Centre, the Rimu Room offers a snapshot of the rich history of this spectacular garden and the local area. Enjoy the hospitality of the Founders Café, open daily from 10am to 4pm throughout the festival. The newly completed Lodge is the latest in a comprehensive redevelopment project. During the festival a contemporary botanical exhibition In another light; Rhododendron Project (part 2) featuring work by Artist in Residence Tabatha Forbes, will be on show in the Lodge for the month of November. The Lodge will also house a flower display of best blooms from Pukeiti. Other recently completed garden projects at Pukeiti such as the Misty Knoll, Treehouse Trails and the Keiller Garden embrace the ever-evolving union of natural landscape and thoughtful design concepts, enticing you to explore the mystery of such an exotic environment. Bookings are essential for large groups and garden tours during this busy time, please call 0800 736 222 for information and enquiries. A mobility vehicle is available for those less able.
Pukeiti, like Hollard Gardens and Tupare, is owned and managed by Taranaki Regional Council. All three gardens are free to enter and open every day of the year. Open all day, every day. Free admission P 0800 736 222 W trc.govt.nz/gardens/pukeiti TaranakiRegionalGardens @TaranakiRG Star Rating Logos Endorsed Logos Enviro Award Logos Brand Standards for Star Rating, Endorsed & Enviro Award Logos © Copyright February 2012 Qualmark P U B L I C IMAGE: ROB TUCKER 21
Open 10am–4pm, admission 2 tickets P 06 7511 019 W www.roebuckfarm.com 16. Roebuck Farm 312 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth Jodi Roebuck and Tanya Mercer Roebuck Farm is an international beacon for modelling sustainability, traditional growing principles and innovation. Roebuck Farm is a bio-intensive market garden and restoration grazing farm focussing on growing and locally direct-marketing their own product and regenerating pasture diversity with stock management. Learn principles of self-sufficiency through highly interactive activities around agrarian and market garden production cycles, as featured on Country Calendar. Open to self-explore, tours 2pm (see pg 56). 17. Goodin Country Garden 158 Mirikau Rd, Warea Chris and Steak Goodin Set amidst old coastal lahars, very large volcanic rocks lend drama to this garden. Spacious lawns spread out from the family home and are surrounded by trees and abundant flowering plants, including flowering roses and rhododendrons.
Chris and Steak’s daughter, Nicci Goodin, is a prominent New Plymouth florist and much of the planting is with her creativity in mind. Opera in the garden Supported by Dame Malvina and the Dame Malvina Major Foundation there is to be an hour or so of entertainment. Artists supported by TSB Community Trust. Date / Time: Sun 4 Nov, 1pm Admission: $25 pp includes garden entry fee Proceeds to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and Taranaki Life Education Trust. Bookings: contact jgoodin@ farmside.co.nz (limited numbers, bookings essential) Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket Except Sun 4 Nov: closing 12pm reopening 12:30pm until 5pm for Opera in the garden.
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Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 027 633 0351 E email@example.com 575 Upper Pitone Rd, New Plymouth 4374 + 64 6-752 4469 www.patuhalodge.com firstname.lastname@example.org A. P. W. E. Take a break from the hustle & bustle 18. The van der Poel Garden 92 Ruakere Rd, Warea, Okato Maria and Hugo van der Poel Just 30 minutes drive from New Plymouth, this large spacious country garden originated with an emphasis on vegetables, fruit trees, beehives and livestock. Expansive lawns surrounded by established mature trees and formal plantings lead to a native bush walk. Internationally renowned sculptures will be on display, including works by Terry Stringer and Rick Swain. Picnickers welcome. Tea and coffee available. Sculpture by Terry Stringer IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU A16 A17 23
Opunake • Manaia • Hawera OPUNAKE Halfway along Surf Highway 45, you’ll discover great cafés, antique stores, vibrant murals and a bronze statue celebrating the running efforts of hometown hero and Olympic champion Peter Snell. Opunake also features world-renowned surf breaks, fishing spots, great mountain views and heritage walks. MANAIA Home to Yarrows, one of the largest bakeries in the country (established in 1912), Manaia has been nicknamed the “bread capital”. Its real name comes from the former Māori chief of the district, Hukunui Manaia.
A model loaf of bread welcomes people into the town, where they can stop by the bakery, admire an historic band stand or pay homage to a statue of George, a Jack Russell, who died protecting five Manaia children from an attack by two pit bulls in 2009. HAWERA The main hub of South Taranaki is a bustling town known for its eateries and iconic water tower. The latterwasbuiltin1914toassistfirefightinginthetown, which was hit by devastating blazes in 1884, 1888, and 1912. Aptly, the Māori name of Hawera means “the burnt place” or “breath of fire”. It is also known as the home of writer Ronald Hugh Morrieson and an important service town for the dairy industry. Whareroa, the world’s largest dairy factory complex is just out of town.
Must-do experiences include: • The Sugar Juice Café on Opunake’s main road offers wholesome food, excellent coffee and a lovely courtyard. • The Taranaki National Art Awards exhibition, showcasing the best in the region, is on at Sandfords Event Centre in Opunake from October 27 to November 3, from 10am to 4pm. www.taranakiartawards.co.nz • Award-winning Tawhiti Museum presents history with touches of humour and innovative displays. www.tawhitimuseum.co.nz • The famed Yarrows Bakery on Manaia’s main road has a factory shop where garden visitors can buy freshly baked goods.
Hawera 55 High St Opunake Egmont Library Tasman St Local Information Centre IMAGE: ROB TUCKER 25
IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU WWW.STITCHBURY.COM Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 761 8928 E email@example.com 19. KenKora 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake Kerry Kelly-Drought and Michael Drought With fun and great passion, Michael and Kerry have created alfresco settings in their stylish garden, which encircles the 107-year-old villa KenKora. Buxus hedges and roses surround the property, with mass plantings providing year-round green-leaf glory. Soak up the atmosphere under the towering pohutukawa or explore the living areas inside the graceful home, where home- baking and a cuppa are available.
A place of peace and activity, Kerry will be offering daily yoga sessions at 11am. KenKora is also hosting two Esk Valley wine tasting sessions on October 27, topped off by a dance party the same day – bookings are a must. There’s also a pop-up shop featuring one-of-a-kind clothing made with love by Louise Stichbury, a “wearable art” fashion designer from Wellington. Stichbury Designer Clothing www.stichbury.com Events KenKora Dance Party Sat 27 Oct, 5:30pm Wine Tasting at KenKora Sat 27 Oct , 12pm and 2pm See page 53 for details.
20. Glen Artan 638A Watino Rd, Opunake Catherine and Shane Arden This relaxed country garden is a place to meander and enjoy vistas and thriving plants. There are also stories in this garden – there’s a bridge opened by a former Prime Minister, dry-stone walls made by Catherine and a battle over extending the boundaries. You’ll find a stone- walled stream, water wheel and bridges, offset by shrubs, cherry trees, rhododendrons, maples, magnolias and hostas. With strong bones laid by Catherine, Glen Artan is perfect for a peaceful stroll while taking in magnificent views of Mt Taranaki.
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Open 10am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 274 8054 E email@example.com 22. Sanderson Garden 1961 South Rd, Manaia John and Elaine Sanderson A homely warm welcome awaits visitors at this two- acre coastal farm garden, which relies on good shelter given its windy location. Expansive lawns and well established garden beds set amongst the sheltering trees give a flow to the garden, which features recycled farm treasures. Plenty of parking and complimentary tea/coffee. 21. Openlands 1064 Auroa Rd, Manaia Marie Mills Nearly 70 years ago, Openlands consisted of a homestead and two trees. Now it’s a well-established country garden perfect for weddings – there’s even a historic church on site. With Mt Taranaki as a dramatic backdrop, this garden provides a magical setting for special moments and garden outings. Sweeping lawns, mature trees, perennial borders with camellias, rhododendrons and roses combine with aviaries, a shade house, native dell and natural stream to create a garden of surprises and tranquillity. We also provide Devonshire teas, crafts and plants available daily. Join us for a market day on Sunday 28 October. IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU Open 9.30am–4.30pm, admission 1 ticket P 027 406 1667 W openlands.co.nz 27
Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket Proceeds to Hospice Taranaki P 06 278 5422 E firstname.lastname@example.org 23. Oakley Garden 79 Lower Normanby Rd, Manaia Guy and Jenny Oakley Join festival stalwart Jenny Oakley who has entered her garden into the festival for the full 31 years. Just 2km from an exposed coastline, shelter is an important aspect for the Oakley Garden. Features include brick walls and pillars, cottage style plantings, early flowering roses, vegetable potager and the remarkable hanging baskets for which she is renowned. Plants for sale and complimentary tea/coffee.
Gardena Garden Speaker Event Hanging Baskets, a creative workshop with Jenny Oakley (see page 58). Sat 27 Oct and Thur 1 Oct, 11:30am. 24. Gravetye 60 Manawapou Rd, Hawera Jenny and John Pease In the twelfth year of it’s development, this formal garden contains many interesting features – a lime walk, laburnum arch, a reflection pool, a grass sculpture and an enclosed vegetable garden. These radiate out from the house. Hedges define each area that contain topiary, sculptures and plantings of iris, roses and lavender. A perennial border is the most recent addition. The garden was designed and planted by the owners. Rush Munro ice cream tubs available.
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Open 10am–4pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 278 8603 E firstname.lastname@example.org W tairoa-lodge.co.nz Open 9.30am–4pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 278 8270 E email@example.com Open 9.30am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 278 5685 E firstname.lastname@example.org 26. Tairoa Lodge 3 Puawai St, Hawera Linda Morrison History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera. Graceful Tairoa Lodge (built 1875) is surrounded by sweeping lawns, towering kauri and pohutukawa. Tairoa Cottage will become a café for the festival, serving coffee, wine and its famous ploughman’s lunch. Artists Mike and Celeste from Celeste Platters will have their work on display.
Long Lunch, Sat 3 Nov (see page 55). 25. Mary’s Place 190 Glover Rd, Hawera Mary Dickson Take one step into Mary’s Place and you’ll be dazzled by colour, form and fascinating plants. This highly detailed and immaculate town garden reflects the lifelong gardening experience of Mary, who has been part of the festival since its inception in 1987. Archways are draped with climbing roses and clematis, layered plantings provide depth and small water features add movement and sound. The clever use of found objects and container plants thick with flowers and foliage add to this inspiring, flowing garden of many hues. 27. Sullivan Garden 283 Matangarara Rd, Hawera Peter and Neryda Sullivan It began as an asparagus paddock and, over 20 years, was transformed into a curvaceous garden. This Hawera beauty is plump with roses and rhododendrons (about 150) and ablaze with azaleas. Curved paths and clipped hedges provide definition and form, while sweeping lawns frame views of Mt Taranaki. Cottage plantings, pots brimming with flowers and foliage, along with garden art, help create pictures throughout. The Sullivan Garden featured in the July 2016 issue of NZ House & Garden magazine.
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28. Puketarata 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera Ken and Jennifer Horner Developed since 1978, this country garden folds quietly around its hilltop site with mountain and inland Taranaki views. It is adjacent to the outer ramparts of the 400-year-old Puketarata Pa and kainga Keteonatea, both of major significance to our area. During the festival, Ken, an avid amateur historian, will lead three tours through these so people can learn and appreciate their rich history. A particular strength in this well-designed and diverse garden, is the way a love of natives is skilfully blended with exotic varieties to give seasonal variety. Generous herbaceous plantings, lawn tennis court, perennial border, orchard, berry house, vegetable garden and parterre, are enhanced by the wider landscape and garden sculptures.
The gully below has a QEII covenant, with natives, exotics and walking tracks. Access for small buses. Large coach tours, transport from the gate by arrangement. Complimentary tea, coffee, water. Areas available for family picnics. Gardena Speaker Series Event An Ancient Garden - History of Puketarata with Ken Horner. Sat 27 Oct, Weds 31 Oct, and Sat 3 Nov, 11am (see page 56). Open 9am–5.30pm, admission 2 tickets P 06 278 3081 E email@example.com PuketarataGarden 30
29. King Edward Park Cnr Upper High St and Waihi Rd, Hawera South Taranaki District Council The Edwardian ancestry of King Edward Park can be seen in its charmingly formal design, home to floral borders and rose gardens, grassy avenues and aged trees. Ducks and occasional model yachts reflect in the century-old boating pond and the unique Wendy statue searches endlessly for the lost boys in an avenue of mature rhododendrons. Seek out some of the hidden features along pathways offering different perspectives of ever-changing gardens, or enjoy a picnic in a sylvan setting.
30. Dunlop Garden 174 Ohawe Rd, Hawera Ross and Jan Dunlop A well-established, relaxed rural garden that sits naturally in the coastal landscape with a native area, vegetable garden, sea and mountain views. Wide sweeping lawns complement the scale of the character home built in 1937. The local community owned Lysaght Watt Gallery will have art work for sale in the wool shed from guest artists. Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket Proceeds go to the Lysaght Watt Gallery P 06 278 5839 E firstname.lastname@example.org Open daily, admission free P 06 278 0555 W southtaranaki.co.nz Haere Mai - Welcome DIVERSE ART, PRODUCE & CRAFTS Ohawe Hall, Ohawe Beach 3k from Main Road, SH45 Gold coin entry 26 Oct - 4 Nov OPEN: 10am - 4pm daily OHAWE CREATIVE COMMUNITY Lynne & Peter Newell p/f: 06 278 8148 Lynne m: 021 142 5030 Peter m: 027 443 6927 e: email@example.com 52 Fantham Street, Hawera P U B L I C A18 A19 31
womad.co.nz BUY TICKETS NOW! 15-17 March 2019 Ravenhill Nursery Natives Shrubs Perennials See ONLINE STORE for 10% DISCOUNT Enter discount code RAVTAR1 for your 10% discount. 06 342 4823 027 878 3116 www.ravenhillnursery.co.nz Tairoa Cottage Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingfishercottage.co.nz 3 Puawai Street, Hawera. P. 06 278 8603 E.email@example.com www.tairoa-lodge.co.nz Festival Garden Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch Gourmet cafe food Ozone espresso coffee, wine & beer Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy historic cottage Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingfishercottage.co.nz Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. email@example.com www.kingfishercottage.co.nz Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingfishercottage.co.nz Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. email@example.com www.kingfishercottage.co.nz Kingfisher Cafe open 10am-4pm during the festival only 4 Book ahead for Ploughman’s Lunch 4 Fresh asparagus or salmon quiche with garden salad 4 A selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats – changes daily 4 Ozone espresso coffee, beer & wine 4 Dine alfresco overlooking the garden or inside the cosy cottage 4 Cottage open for viewing. 483 Skeet Road, Matapu. P. 06 278 8603 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingfishercottage.co.nz or inside the cosy cottage A20 A22 A23 A21 32
SOUTH TARANAKI 2018 arts fest 26 October - 4 November Launched by the Taranaki National Art Awards in Opunake, ARTS FEST South Taranaki presents gallery exhibitions, yarn bombs, art workshops, music concerts, comedy, artist collectives and a film festival - something for everyone to enjoy. For full details, visit the website: HAWERA OHAWE PATEA WAVERLEY ELTHAM OPUNAKE GALLERIES EVENTS POP-UPS WORKSHOPS www.artsfestst.co.nz Discover the creative gems of the south on your journey around Taranaki. A24 33
F I L M F E S T I VA L NZ & ARTHOUSE 26 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER - 1PM & 7PM 72 TASMAN ST OPUNAKE TICKETS - $10 - $8 KIDS & SENIORS BOOK ONLINE AT EVENTFINDA CALL US 027 383 7926 EVERYBODYSTHEATRE@GMAIL.COM WWW.EVERYBODYSTHEATRE.CO.NZ EVERYBODY’S THEATRE PRESENTS DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND & ART HOUSE MOVIES FEATURING THE ARTS & GARDENS OF THE WORLD AT EVERYBODY’S THEATRE. See our website or Eventfinda to select your movies & cheese platters. Like us on FB www.taranakiartawards.co.nz 2017 Category Winners Awards Ceremony 7pm Friday 26 October 2018 Exhibition 10am-4pm 27 October - 3 November 2018 Sandfords Event Centre, Tasman St, Opunake, Taranaki $15 entry to Awards Ceremony - music. drinks and nibbles $2 entry to Exhibition. Also featuring Floral Art displays Over 300 artworks on display in seven sections - most for sale Taranaki Quilt Festival 2018 taranakiquiltfestival2018 Contacts Paula Cole 06 754 8551 or Jocelyn Gabites 021 204 3870 Showcasing the work of Taranaki quilters 2 - 4 November 2018 Stratford War Memorial Hall 55 Miranda Street Stratford Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 10am-3pm $5 Entry Merchants Mall Open all 10 days of the Festival PH: 06 765 8066 www.abstractsigns.co.nz A25 A26 A28 A27 34
Eltham • Stratford • Inglewood ELTHAM Eltham is a town of many firsts. The first pound of butter was made there, it had New Zealand’s first tarred macadam street, and was the country’s first place to manufacture rennet, important for cheese making. It even has a water reservoir painted like a round of cheese. It’s also known for its antique and curiosity shops. STRATFORD Nestled against the eastern shoulder of Mt Taranaki, Stratford is a tribute to the great bard William Shakespeare and is named after his birthplace in Warwickshire. The town features 67 streets named aftercharactersfromanassortmentofShakespeare’s plays. Stratford, population 9000, is also home to the only Glockenspiel clock tower in New Zealand and is the starting point of the Forgotten World Highway to Taumarunui.
INGLEWOOD Inglewood is a quaint town 16km southeast of New Plymouth. As well as laying claim to eight buildings classified by the New Zealand Historical Places Trust, it is also home to the oldest remaining railway station on its original site in New Zealand. Must-do experiences include: • A visit to the breath-taking Dawson Falls on Mt Taranaki. The falls are a 10-minute walk from the carpark at the top of Manaia Rd, Kaponga. • The Forgotten World Highway (SH 43) drive is a unique example of untamed native bush and stunning natural scenery. Stop for tasty fare at the Whangamomona Hotel, 6018 Ohura Rd, SH43. Ph 06 762 5823 • The award-winning Possum Factory offers naturally tanned fur products designed to provide true warmth. 1103 Opunake Rd, Mahoe. Ph 06 764 6133. www.envirofur.co.nz • The Percy Thomson Gallery is Stratford’s public art gallery. Open 10.30am - 4pm weekdays and 10.30am - 3pm weekends on Prospero Pl, Miranda St. www.percythomsongallery.org.nz. Ph 06 765 0917 • If you love a nibble with your evening beverage, call into the Eltham Cheese Bar for a range of reasonably priced products. 30 Bridge St. • The Bank in Eltham is a treasure trove of vintage furniture, retro wares, costume jewellery and clothing, plus contemporary photography. 15 Bridge St. Ph 06 764 7452.
• Colonel Malone’s Restaurant and Bar in Stratford offers great value pub meals. Ph 06 765 8351. Inglewood Library & Service Centre 46 Rata St Local Information Centre Stratford Prospero Pl, Cnr Central Broadway & Miranda St IMAGES: ROB TUCKER 35
31. Te Popo 636 Stanley Rd, Stratford Amanda and Les Heynie Te Popo’s owners are very happy to be caring for Taranaki’s pre-eminent woodland garden. Rainforest and deep river gorges encircle acres of exotic and coniferous trees. Te Popo is richly under planted with many rare and beautiful shrubs, bulbs and flowers to complement the shady and sun-filled borders and dell. Ponds, waterfall, fern gully plus a 30m suspension bridge also feature. Enjoy this special place filled with birdsong. Accommodation is available, please contact Amanda at the details below.
32. Cairnhill Garden 1054 Forgotten World HWY, Stratford June and Colin Lees This vibrant, colourful garden is framed by a canopy of deciduous trees. Rhododendrons and viburnums flower in profusion. Collections of hosta and heuchera interplay in the filtered light areas giving a sense of peace and timelessness. Roses and trellised clematis add excitement. A range of different edging plants gives definition to borders, many of which are filled with amazing iris varieties, peonies and special plantings. Simon Lees woodcrafts available to purchase. Open 10am–6pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 7628 775 E email@example.com Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 762 2847 E firstname.lastname@example.org 36
33. Hollard Gardens 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga Taranaki Regional Gardens With great views of Mt Taranaki, Hollard Gardens is a 4.5-hectare property located in central Taranaki, close to Egmont National Park. First established in 1927 by plantsman Bernie Hollard, the gardens boast a plant collection of national importance including many rhododendrons and unusual plants. Stroll the hidden paths through the mature and intimate Old Garden, and then by contrast appreciate the openness and diversity of the New Garden. In spring, the rainbow of colour in the swamp garden is a must-see as well as Bernie’s Home Garden, where fruit and vegetable growing methods are trialled and demonstrated. The Hollard Centre offers a warm and inviting environment to relax and discover the garden history, enjoy family photographs and view a slide show of the original gardens. The retro décor and the old-world charm of the centre is where light refreshments are available and we welcome picnickers to share this space with us.
Bookings are essential for larger groups and tours during this busy time, please call 0800 736 222 for information and enquiries. Hollard Gardens, like Pukeiti and Tupare, is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council. All three gardens are free to enter and open every day of the year. Open all day, everyday. Free admission P 0800 736 222 W trc.govt.nz/gardens/hollard TaranakiRegionalGardens @TaranakiRG P U B L I C Star Rating Logos Endorsed Logos Enviro Award Logos Brand Standards for Star Rating, Endorsed & Enviro Award Logos © Copyright February 2012 Qualmark 37 37
34. Stanleigh Garden 752 Dudley Rd Upper, Inglewood Donna and Wayne Busby Situatedwithviewstoboththecoastandthemountainon fine days, this peaceful country garden uses its elevated position to grow splendid hybrid rhododendrons, many of which will be flowering during the festival. Hostas are used extensively as under planting. Features include a large pond, rustic fences, garden seating and children’s play area. Picnickers welcome. Crafts and art for sale. Complimentary tea and coffee. Open 9.30am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 756 6167 E email@example.com stanleighgarden @stanleighgarden A29 38
www.taft.co.nz OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 11 PLUS an exhibition by award-winning embroiderers Jo Dixie and Maree BurnnandNDd Percy’s Place, our gallery retail store features works by talented local artists. TARANAKI PATCHWORKERS & QUILTERS EXHIBITION OPEN 7 DAYS WEEKDAYS 10.30AM -4 PM WEEKENDS 10.30AM - 3PM A30 A31 A32 39
Onaero • Waitara • Bell Block WAITARA Waitara,15kmnortheastofNewPlymouth,hasadeep history and a powerful present. The most impressive feature of the town is the Waitara River, which flows through its heart. The banks of the river were the scene of a significant battle during the Taranaki Land Wars of the 1860s and involved more than 2000 men. These days, Waitara, population 6000, is known as the energyhuboftheregionwiththegiantMethanexplant sitting on its outskirts. It produces export methanol. BELL BLOCK Bell Block sits on the fringe of New Plymouth, just north of the city. Named after its purchaser, Francis Dillon Bell, who bought the 15,000-acre site off local Māori in 1848, the 4000-strong beachfront residential town is also an industrial hub of the Taranaki region. Must-do experiences include: • Take a walk along the Waitara West Walkway, which hugs the banks of the Waitara River and still features scars from the Taranaki Land Wars. • Waitara Bin Inn is a destination shop for people seeking a large range of organic health products and bulk food. 61 McLean St, Waitara. • Clematis lovers will delight in Yaku Nursery, near Waitara. 278 Tikorangi Rd. Ph 06 754 4500. • Mud Bay Café is a friendly country café located in the seaside village of Urenui. 18 Ngakoti St, Urenui. Ph 06 752 3881.
• Walk over the Bertrand Rd suspension bridge that crosses the Waitara River, linking Huirangi, near Lepperton and Tikorangi. The original bridge was built in 1897 and rebuilt in 1927 after flood damage. • EdenCaféandRestaurantinBellBlockoffersgreat coffeeandbothIndianandNewZealanddishes.17 Bell Block Court. Ph 06 755 0102. • Christmas shop early at Taranaki’s iconic The Christmas Village. 63 Egmont Rd, Bell Block, (two minutes from Palmers Garden Centre). Ph 06 755 1934. www.thechristmasvillage.co.nz Waitara 15a Queen St Local Information Centre IMAGES: ROB TUCKER 40
35. Waiongana Gardens 74 Kairau Rd West, Waitara John Wilmshurst and Diana Montgomery Originally inspired by European design this 4-hectare garden bound by the Waiongana River has been evolving over the last 10 years. The mostly flat terrain has enabled many easy walking avenues and vista viewpoints. This garden is well known for the herbaceous peonies that usually flower during the festival. Scrumptious savouries, cakes, tea and coffee from The Cake Diary will be on sale in the Pavilion. This garden was featured in the June 2017 NZ House & Garden magazine. Turn off Mountain Rd SH3A to access Kairau Rd West.
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36. Kairau Lodge and Vineyard 48 Kairau Rd West, off SH3A, Brixton Jocelyn and Colin Clarke Kairau Lodge and Vineyard is generously spread over 2.5 acres. Enter the driveway and admire the majestic 40-year-old kauri trees interspersed with pohutakawa. Enjoy spacious lawns, formal rose, knot and zen gardens. The mature trees give shelter to the paved walkways. There is wine tastings of our own Mountain Road Sauvignon Blanc and Mountain Road Pinot Noir available daily. Phoenix Morris Dancers will entertain you 1pm Sun 4 November.
37. Pukemiro 1121 Main North Rd, RD43, Onaero, Waitara Rosanna Paterson and Evan Ryder This 4.5-hectare farm and retreat is teeming with a huge variety of vegetables and fruit trees. This largely self- sustainable property, named after the ancient pa site on its boundary, utilises crop rotation, seed preservation, companion planting and mulching. You can see lambs, baby calves, an earth room to store the garden’s generous bounty, and hear about Rosanna’s preserves and pickles – nothing goes to waste at Pukemiro. If you’re lucky, she may perform an impromptu acapella. Visitors are asked to take care near the cliff. Open 9.30am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 755 1597 E email@example.com Open 9.30am–5pm, admission by koha/donation P 06 752 3017 E firstname.lastname@example.org IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU V E G E N E W IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU 42
38. Te Kukumara 10 Mountain Rd, New Plymouth Bryce and Delwyn Barnett A palm-lined driveway welcomes people to Te Kukumara, a landscaped garden with many different spaces to explore. Mass plantings give a relaxed feel to this property, which features deciduous trees, native plants, a large lake, spacious lawns, resort-style courtyard, raised vegetable gardens, bird aviary, and a large flock of white pigeon doves. Of interest is an eclectic collection of sculptures, a children’s playground, croquet/archery lawn and a magnificent collection of cars. Visitors can view everything from an Austin A40, to a military Hummer; large American classics to British sports cars. The latest addition is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird – an American muscle car. A golf cart is available for people who have difficulty walking distances. Please contact the owner. Gardena Speaker Series Event Spring Bouquet Workshop with Pip Jones (see page 57) Sun 4 Nov, 1pm Open 9.30am–5pm, admission 2 tickets P 06 755 2930 / 027 483 5246 E email@example.com 43
39. Winlea Acre 2 Joll St, Waitara Maurice and Ann Crackett A young and immaculate award-winning garden with an amazing variety of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, fruits and vegetables. The garden is entirely flat, and is a wonderful example of what can be done in a short space of time with vision and expertise. Added attractions include the house conservatory. Easy coach and car parking. Complimentary tea and coffee. Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 021 0248 5840 / 027 250 9181 IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU IMAGE: JANE DOVE JUNEAU HILLSBOROUGH HOLDEN MUSEUM Be sure to visit New Zealand’s unique, private collection of Holden Cars and memorabilia. All presented in a stunning purposely built building for the display and preservation of these Holden cars ranging from early models to the latest.
Entry price $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child under 16yrs, under 5yrs free, family concessions available. HILLSBOROUGH MINI PUTT Come along and try your skills at our 18 hole Mini Putt designed on the layout of the famous Mt Panorama track at Bathurst. Enjoy the great views and the beautifully set out landscape while you play. Barrista coffee and snack food available on site. Price $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child for a game. Family concessions available. A33 44
40. Magnolia Grove 6 Mahoetahi Rd, Waitara Vance and Kathryn Hooper A hidden gem within a magical setting, just off SH3. Over 13 years Vance and Kathryn have developed this tranquil and picturesque garden creating a diverse combination of natural and formal plantings. Features include a magnolia collection, a magnolia maze, bee garden and a Mediterranean theme of succulents and cacti. Paths flow with the natural contours as you explore the garden. A must see with rare and unusual plants for sale. Open 9am–5pm, admission 1 ticket P 06 754 7657 W magnoliagrove.co.nz 45
GARDEN CENTRE Big on Service, Big on Experience & Big on being Local Come in & experience... Taranaki’s Top Garden Centre Fantastic Plant Selection - Undercover Shopping Working Edible Garden - Unique Giftware We know Gardens! We know Coffee! P: 06 755 1829 | OPEN 7 DAYS | 8.30am - 4.00pm | www.bigjimscafe.co.nz P: 06 755 2487 OPEN 7 DAYS www.bigjims.co.nz 8.30am - 5.00pm E: firstname.lastname@example.org 1217 Devon Rd, NP All day breakfast - Set menu available Great selection of cabinet food Large outdoor dining area CAFE A34 46
Taranaki Real Gardens for Real People 26th October to 4th November 2018 TaranakiFringeGardenFestival www.taranakigardens.co.nz Download a free programme from our website or email email@example.com Explore a variety of over 40 beautiful gardens Purchase plants you’ve seen in the gardens Get practical advice from garden hosts Enjoy arts, crafts and vintage machinery Only $2 entry per garden Brought to you by $95.00 PP INCLUDES TABLE WINES SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER GUESTS FROM 11:30AM LUNCH SERVED 12:00PM WEST END COURTYARD LONG SHARED LUNCH PRODUCED BY THE EATERIES OF THE WEST END PRECINCT GUEST SPEAKER: JODI ROEBUCK FROM ROEBUCK FARMS BOOKINGS EMAIL: LARA@HOSPOTRADERS.CO.NZ ROOT TO PETAL LONG SUSTAINABLE LUNCH A35 47
IT’S TIME TO BE WOWED by two extremely different gardens created by landscape designer Tristan Cave. The Taranaki man has been commissioned to form an “active garden” for the busy city family and a “resting garden” for plant lovers in a space beside Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. Expect to be immersed in and inspired by the possibilities of outdoor living presented in these Living Rooms. The active garden has minimal planting, but has a sandpit, lawn with a mini-putt, graffiti mural, colourful Perspex screens, turf cubes to sit on, raised beds and a shade sail.
In contrast, the resting garden is a tranquil place teeming with plants. Around a circular seating area, you’ll discover trees green with spring growth, hostas, ferns, flowering perennials, deciduous azaleas, Japanese maples, miniature red-hot pokers and a tulip centre piece. “I envisage this as a plant collectors’ paradise,” Tristan says. Living Rooms is an uplifting garden installation to be explored and enjoyed by everyone. “I just wanted it to have the wow factor.” Find Living Rooms here Living Rooms LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROJECT DATE Fri 26 Oct–Sun 4 Nov VENUE Band Room Lawns, off Rogan St, New Plymouth ADMISSION Free event EVENTS 48
Racecourse TSB Stadium Parking Playground Rogan St R o g a n S t Fillis St Gilbert St C o r o n a t i o n A v e G o v e r S t Ridge Ln Band Rooms P a r k i n g Parking Cameron St Landscape Design Project Tristan’s story WITH DEEP ROOTS IN GARDENING and Taranaki, Living Rooms creator Tristan Cave is a well-travelled landscape designer. Always with his hands in the soil, Tristan has worked around New Zealand and overseas. In England, he gained valuable knowledge as a hard landscaper’s labourer. “I travelled around London working on big exciting projects that went on forever.” He’s also spent time in Europe, Canada and Thailand and on his return to Taranaki worked for DATE Thurs 25 Oct, 5.30pm launch VENUE Band Room Lawns, off Rogan St, New Plymouth BOOKING Festival office, Cnr Powderham and Brougham Sts, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8412. Bookings essential. Limited numbers.
ADMISSION Free event Duncan & Davies for five years. He started his own business Cave Landscapes in the early 2000s. Like the plants he works with, Tristan never stops growing. He’s always seeking new ways of creating gardens, believes in re-using, recycling and being water wise, and thrives on visiting garden shows and attending landscape conferences. He hopes the Living Rooms installation will show people how they can create something special in a small space. Supported by the TSB Community Trust, this project will be available for the whole family to enjoy for free during the 31st garden festival. Please join us at the launch of Living Rooms to hear Tristan talk about his landscape design inspiration.
Mitre 10 - Sizzling with Ben Shewry Craft beer, gourmet sausages and a world-renowned chef combine for a sizzling event at this year festival. Ben Shewry, owner of acclaimed Melbourne restaurant Attica, will present an evening of storytelling, food and beer tasting. Born in New Zealand in 1977, Ben is the son of festival gardeners Rob and Kaye Shewry (Where the Wild Things Are). He moved across the Tasman to Melbourne in 2002 and three years later took on his first head chef role at Attica. Originallyobsessedwiththedetailandbalance of Thai food, Ben began to develop a style at Attica that reflected his rural New Zealand upbringing and, increasingly, a fascination with Australian indigenous ingredients. Never interested in using indigenous ingredients in a tokenistic way, he made it his mission to learn about the culture and cuisine behind the ingredients from indigenous Australians. In 2015, Ben became the sole owner of Attica, realising the dream and goal of being fully independent. That same year, he starred in an episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix and, in 2017, Attica was named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.
An evening with this award-winning chef is a rare treat for foodies, craft beer lovers and anybody interested in an inspiring success story. Ben Shewry will be sizzling – we promise. Time Fri 2 Nov, 6:30pm Venue Mitre 10 Mega, 5 Vickers Rd, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth Booking Festival office, Cnr Brougham and Powderham Sts, New Plymouth Ph 06 7598 412 or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Admission $80 pp includes gourmet sausages and craft beer. Cash bar available. Ben Shewry EVENTS 51
Juno Gin Distillery Tour Juno Gin, a silver medal award-winning gin at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is made right here in Taranaki. To celebrate the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival, Dave and Jo James, the Juno Gin team, are offering an opportunity to come and meet the makers at their New Plymouth distillery. The tour will give you a behind-the- scenes look at how gin is made, the key botanicals, a tasting of their range and a complimentary 200ml bottle of the award-winning gin. Date/Time Fri 26 Oct, 4pm–6pm Venue 16d Sunley St, Westown, New Plymouth Booking TAFT office, Cnr Powderham and Brougham Sts New Plymouth, Ph 06 7598 412 Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $85 pp (includes 200ml bottle of award- winning Juno Gin) Juno Gin in the Garden Meet the festival organisers It’s cocktail hour with Juno Gin and festival organisers in a sip-and-sample event at the Holyoake Garden in New Plymouth. Along with delicious canapes, you’ll be offered two Juno Gin cocktails and get the chance to mingle with other garden-minded people and meet those behind the annual event. Juno Gin is an award-winning spirit made in the New Plymouth distillery of Dave and Jo James. Aswellastastingdeliciouscocktails,guestscan wander through Roslyn and Murray Holyoake’s many-layered artistic garden filled with edibles and elegance.
Date/Time Thurs 1 Nov, 5:30pm Venue Holyoake Garden, 114 Pendarves St, New Plymouth Booking TAFT office, Cnr Brougham and Powderham Sts, New Plymouth Ph 06 7598 412 or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $55 pp (includes garden entry, 2 cocktails and canapes) EVENTS 52
KenKora Garden Dance Party Ed Pool - Techno Jazz Ed Pool brings together multi-instrumentalist Andre ‘Sonic Delusion’ Manella on beats, synth, guitar and loops and Urs Signer on space-clarinet and keys. The Swiss-born Aotearoa-dwelling duo brings live electronica to the dance floor – we call it techno-jazz! Expect wild solos, groovy beats and a funky good time. The party will be held in the stylish garden surrounding the elegant villa KenKora, but will transfer to the property’s vintage shed if the rain comes down. Date/Time Sat 27 Oct, 5:30pm Venue KenKora, 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake Booking TAFT office, Cnr Powderham and Brougham Sts, New Plymouth, Ph 06 7598 412 Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $25 pp Wine Tasting at KenKora Kick off your festival with a Saturday afternoon of wine tasting at Opunake garden KenKora.
People can try a whole menu of multi-award-winning Esk Valley wine, while relaxing in a lovely garden starring ancient pohutukawa, roses, lush plantings and a 107-year-old villa. The Hawke’s Bay winery will be offering tastings of rosè, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir and syrah. There will also be discounted wine for sale. As part of this relaxing afternoon, KenKora owners Michael and Kerry Kelly-Drought will serve cheese platters to match the wine. What could be better than relaxing in a garden with a glass of wine in hand, so join us for one of two Saturday afternoon sessions.
Date/Time Sat 27 Oct, 12pm–1pm and 2pm–3pm Venue 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake Booking TAFT office, Cnr Brougham and Powderham Sts, New Plymouth Ph 06 7598 412 or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $40 pp (includes garden entry, wine tasting and cheese) EVENTS 53
New Plymouth Floral Art Club presents Bollywood Goes Floral with Vanita Patel Vanita is widely recognised for her creative artistry and larger-than-life floral designs. She delights to produce dynamic, sculptural compositions using bright, vibrant flowers and natural plant materials – a reflection of her Indian heritage. She is three times winner of Auckland Designer of the Year and was awarded silver at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in 2005. She has exhibited internationally in Australia and Boston, America.
Having pursued a career in floral design, she went on to qualify as a national teacher, judge and demonstrator of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand. Notably, Vanita also holds the position of Chair of Demonstrations for WAFANZ (World Association of Floral Artists) – New Zealand is to host the World Show in 2023. Expect to be wowed as you enjoy the full-colour spectrum of floral art design in a theatre setting for Bollywood Goes Floral with Vanita! Bollywood Goes Floral Date/Time Fri 2 Nov, 7.30pm Venue Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace Bookings TSB Showplace or Ticketek Ph 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538) or www.ticketek.co.nz Bookings essential. Service fees apply. Admission $45 theatre seating $55 table seating Antipasto platters available by pre-order EVENTS 54
Long Lunch Life should be about gorgeous gardens and long lunches. You can do both in Hawera on the second Saturday of our garden festival. Take a bus from the TAFT office, or find your own way there, and head to the graceful Tairoa Lodge and Cottage for a house tour and three-course luncheon with wine matching from Mike Radich. Then take a gentle wander around the festival garden before heading back on the bus. At a long table in the soothing festival garden, you can enjoy a salad of prosciutto, roasted pear, Kikorangi blue cheese, candied Egmont Raw Honey walnuts and rocket, served with pomegranate and honey vinaigrette. Next, you’ll be served a Paddock to Plate offering of lamb rump cooked medium rare on potato gratin with pistachio, mint pesto and baby roasted beets with a wine jus. To finish, there’s a lemon and Juno Gin trifle with lemon sorbet.
Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available for each course. This will be a delectable event, perfect for friends wanting to enjoy all the good things in life. Date/Time Sat 3 Nov, 11:30am Venue Tairoa Lodge, 3 Puawai St, Hawera Transport Coach departs from TAFT office, Cnr Powderham and Brougham Sts, 10:30am–3pm Booking TAFT office New Plymouth, Ph 06 7598 412 Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Cost $80.00pp (includes house tour, luncheon and wine tasting) Cost $98.00pp (includes house tour, luncheon, wine tasting and coach) With support from Date/Time Fri 2 Nov, 11:45am–6pm Meet TAFT office Cnr Brougham and Powderham Sts, New Plymouth Booking TAFT office, Cnr Brougham and Powderham Sts, New Plymouth 06 7598 412 or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $87 pp (includes tour guide, travel by coach to Wilkinson’s Castle, Plas Mawr and Tupare House, a casual lunch at Wilkinson’s Castle and finishing with wine and nibbles at Tupare House) Chapman-Taylor Tour In 1880 a two-year-old named James Walter Chapman- Taylor landed on the shore of the Port of New Plymouth from England. He was to become New Zealand’s most renowned arts and crafts architect and builder. His ideal was “to live for the work instead of to work for a living”. Join Chapman-Taylor enthusiast Chris Herlihy on an afternoon of discovery to learn about Chapman-Taylor’s career and visit three of his designs; The Wilkinson’s Castle, Plas Mawr and Tupare House.
Join Jodi for a daily tour around Roebuck Farm, a thriving market garden and restoration grazing property at Omata. You’ll see the production of fast-growing salad greens, including microgreens, and how they are harvested using small innovative tools and cleaned in a new wash room. Alongside the plants, the land is home to 50 Texel- Cheviot-cross sheep, used to thicken and improve the pastures through timed grazing. There will be lambs frolickingaboutduringfestivaltime,sobringyourchildren to see them.
An educator and avid learner, Jodi has been inspired on his travels by a couple of “rock star” market gardeners from Canada, Curtis Stone from Kelowna and Jean- Martin Fortier from Quebec. The dedicated seed keeper says the focus of the farm has greatly changed – and there’s a new driveway. “Anyone who’s seen the farm in the past, will not recognise it.” From bush clearings to a palisaded earth structure, Māori lived and gardened at Puketarata or its adjacent kainga (village) Keteonetea for four or five hundred years. Well located, there was a defensive position sited in a bush clearing, with fresh water, the nearby Mangemange river, and an escape route up a forest track to the safety of the Ngaere swamp.
Sometime around the 15th or 16th centuries, the age of pa building began and Puketarata pa is one of a number in the valley. Little specific history is known of that time. The musket wars beginning in the 1820s impacted heavily on Taranaki and on Puketarata/Keteonetea. The arrival of Pakeha in increasing numbers from 1840, the 1860s’ land wars and the consequent confiscation of Māori land had a destructive effect throughout Taranaki. Puketarata garden lies just inside an outer pa rampart, on a warm, north-facing, free-draining slope. Enjoy the garden, a walk along the pa site and a conversation about Puketarata’s place in history with owner and amateur historian Ken Horner.
Speaker Series Roebuck Farm Tour A walk with Jodi Roebuck An Ancient Garden - History of Puketarata With Ken Horner Date/Time Daily at 2pm Venue Roebuck Farm, 312 Hurford Rd, New Plymouth Admission Free event, usual garden fee applies ($5) Date/Time Sat 27 Oct, 11am Wed 31 Oct, 11am Sat 3 Nov, 11am Venue Puketarata Garden, 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera 4674 Admission Free event, usual garden fee applies ($10) 56
Take a walk around a permaculture urban food forest with gardener and teacher Dee Turner. See how you can combine fruit trees, fruiting crops, perennials, root crops, bulbs and climbers into an enhanced foodscape that feeds itself. Dee has done away with the conventional orchard and mowing, and instead grows plant guilds around her fruit trees to feed them, keep away the bugs, and obtain a yield all at the same time. Herb and edible groundcovers grow where grass once was, as well as alpine strawberries in profusion. Productive self-seeders sow themselves every season and perennial root crops don’t need planting every year. There’s always food to harvest all year round with minimal weeding and pruning – a great solution for a busy lifestyle. Pip Jones from Petal Pushers is a botanical stylist and specialist wedding and event florist. With training in both floristry and horticulture Pip specialises in floral design with her recent work featured in Floral Journal, Together Journal and Wild Hearts Magazine. Join Pip in a floral workshop where you will learn tips and techniques to produce your own luxe spring bouquet, wrapped and presented to perfection. Spring brings a lavishness of beautiful blooms and foliage, so in this hands-on workshop you will take home the knowledge and your very own seasonal bouquet. Speaker Series Food Forests With Dee Turner Spring Bouquet Workshop With Pip Jones Date/Time Tues 30 Oct, 3pm Venue Korito, 28A Trafalgar St, New Plymouth Admission Free event, usual garden fee applies ($5) Date/Time Sun 4 Nov, 1pm Venue Te Kukumara, 10 Mountain Rd, New Plymouth Booking TAFT office New Plymouth 06 7598 412 or www.gardenfestnz.co.nz Bookings essential. Limited numbers. Admission $55 pp (includes $10 garden entry and all materials to make your own spring bouquet to take home) 57
Jenny is a garden festival veteran. She’s one of the very few who have been entering their properties for the full 30 years of the festival. Jenny and Guy’s garden became a Garden of National Significance in 2005. Jenny has a Bachelor of Amenity Horticulture, is a Trustee of the New Zealand Gardens Trust and is also on the garden assessment team for the festival. She does regular speaking events around the region and has accomplished a good deal of commercial garden design and maintenance in her career.
Jenny is also well known for her hanging baskets! She spent the English spring of 2000 touring English garden centres demonstrating how to make them. So if you are in Taranaki for the festival don’t miss one of her workshops. She holds them in her garden, which is a joy in itself to experience. Speaker Series Hanging Baskets A creative workshop with Jenny Oakley Date/Time Sat 27 Oct and Thurs 1 Nov, 11:30am Venue Oakley Garden, 79 Lower Normanby Rd, Manaia Admission Free event, usual garden fee applies ($5) Mark’s keen interest in our native flora led to him and his wife establishing Naturally Native, one of the country’s largest native plant nurseries in Tauranga. For more than 40 years he has grown and promoted the use of native plants in NZ Gardens. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Loder Cup for his work conserving and promoting the use of our unique flora. This session will take participants on a tour of the magnificent Te Kainga Marire garden, sharing practical information and stories of the plants as we walk around. There will be an emphasis on using our natives in coastal gardens; where to grow them, how to care for them and how to create your own successful native plant garden. Mark Dean is sponsored and brought you by Te Kainga Marire.
Gardening with Native Plants With Mark Dean Date/Time Sun 28 Oct, 2pm–3pm Venue Te Kainga Marire, 15 Spencer Pl, New Plymouth Admission Free event, usual garden fee applies ($15) 58
Guided Walks and Tours Pukekura Park Guided Walks Join NPDC’s Pukekura Park staff on a guided walk through one of New Zealand’s most significant public gardens. Learn about its history as you view spectacular trees and visit the many dells. You will explore its hidden corners in a truly wonderful walk featuring many fascinating plants. Please wear suitable walking shoes. A medium level of fitness is required. The event will proceed wet or fine. Date/Time Wed 31 Oct, 9am–11am Fri 2 Nov, 9am–11am Venue Meet outside The Bellringer Pavilion, via Fillis St entrance, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Admission Free Fernery and Display House – Pukekura Park Do you ever wonder how NPDC’s Pukekura Park Fernery team put together and manage the displays in the Fernery and Display Houses?
This tour and the display demonstration will give you a first-hand look at what goes into creating this stunning collection. You will learn the history and the background of this beautiful haven, which includes native ferns, colourful coleus and exotic foliage plants, and the elegant orchids. Date/Time Tues 30 Oct and Thurs 1 Nov, 11am Venue Meet at the Fernery and Display House entrance, Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth Admission Free. The Fernery and Display Houses will be open from 8:30am to 5pm during the festival.
Te Henui Cemetery Guided Tours For a respectful stroll among the headstones, join some of the cemetery’s garden volunteers. A mixture of gardening and history, these tours will take you into the heart of a heritage cemetery set in a tranquil garden. Te Henui Cemetery had its first burial in 1861 and has slowly filled up, gathering a rich store of local tales over nearly 160 years. These stories and an appreciation of the park-like setting will be shared by the passionate caretakers of this final resting place. Dates/TimeMon 29 Oct, 2pm–3pm Wed 31 Oct, 2pm–3pm Fri2 Nov, 2pm–3pm Venue 173 Lemon St, Strandon, New Plymouth. Meet by the main sign by the first roundabout inside the cemetery Admission Free event Pukeiti Garden Walks Guided walks hosted by members of the Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust & Pukeiti Gardeners. Date/Time Daily during the festival, 11am and 2pm Venue Pukeiti, 2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth Admission Free event Tupare Gardeners Walk Learn more about Tupare garden with a one hour walk and talk with one of Tupare’s gardeners. Date/Time Fri–Mon during the festival, 11am Venue Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth Admission Free event Hollard Gardeners Walk A one hour walk with one of Hollard’s gardeners will be a delight for the senses. Uncover rare and unusual plants.
Date/Time Daily during the festival, 2pm Venue Hollard Gardens 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga. Meet at the gatehouse. Admission Free event Tupare House Tours The Friends of Tupare will conduct daily tours of the beautifully restored Chapman-Taylor designed home built by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews. During the time of the tours the mobility vehicle will be running for those less able with access from the carpark to the house. Date/Time Daily during the festival 10am–1pm (every 30 mins, last tour starts 12.30pm) Venue Tupare 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth. Meet at the front door of the house. Admission Free event 59
Art not to miss The Riot of Spring: Springtime at Tupare by Tara Jahn-Werner Walking through Tupare during springtime is always a deeply moving experience, since every part of this magnificent garden is simply bursting with energy. The Riot of Spring is the final exhibition in a series highlightingthebeautyofTuparethroughouttheseasons. Using a small Leica digital camera photographer Tara Jahn-Werner focuses on the contrasting temperaments of spring blooms. Sometimes introspective and moody, other times outright extrovert, every flower has the capacity to engross.
Ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth come to mind. To paraphrase Igor Stravinsky’s virtuosic and primeval-sounding orchestral work The Rite of Spring, Tupare features a riot of colour everywhere. Soft white and deep red rhododendrons contrast sharply with the pink vividness of camellias, which in turn match the equally spectacular hues of purple clematis and stunning orange clivia. Inspired by a well-established tradition of photographers and artists who have focused on flowers at some stage in their work, Tara says that two in particular; Ernst Haas and the painter Georgia O’Keeffe have had a direct influence on the exhibition. “Especially Haas, who devoted the last ten years of his life to the study of Buddhism; and suggested that the entire universe can be contained within a flower,” she says. In Another Light by Tabatha Forbes In Another Light is a two-part, two-venue exhibition by visual artist Tabatha Forbes whose work draws on the histories of the Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden and considers a new view of the region’s beloved rock-star of plants - the rhododendron.
Exhibition opens Fri 26 Oct Date/Time During the festival, daily 9am–5pm Venue Tupare Gardener’s Cottage, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth Meet the Artist Sat 2 Oct 2pm to 4pm In Another Light: Rhododendron Project (Part I) Opening Fri 26 Oct, 5pm. All welcome Date 26 Oct–20 Nov Hours Mon–Fri 9am–5:30pm, Sat 9:30am–4pm, Sun 10am–3pm. Venue KINA NZ Design + Art Space, 101 Devon St West, New Plymouth Contact Kina: www.kina.co.nz / 06 759 1201 Admission Free In Another Light: Rhododendron Project (Part II) Opening Thurs 1 Nov, 4pm. All welcome Date 1 Nov–2 Dec, 10am–4pm Venue Pukeiti Lodge, 2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth Contact Clare Mewse firstname.lastname@example.org Admission Free A38 60
Community events Taranaki Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Ensembles from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra will be offering delightful musical sketches and old fashioned tea, cakes and sandwiches on the tennis court at Tupare, as a fundraiser for the orchestra. A lovely place to sit and enjoy the ambience after a walk around the garden. Date/HoursSat 27 and Sun 28 Oct, 8:30am–4pm each day Venue Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth Contact Elizabeth Wright Ph 021 2980 486 Admission Free Taranaki Quilt Festival 2018 Showcasing the work of Taranaki quilters. Date/Time Fri 2 and Sat 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Sun 4 Nov, 10am–3pm Venue Stratford War Memorial hall, 55 Miranda St, Stratford Contact Paula Cole 06 754 8551 or Jocelyn Gabites 021 204 3870 Admission $5 pp Lysaght Watt Gallery ‘A World Of Stitches’ Visit the biennial exhibition of embroidery by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft.
Guild, Creative Fibre - Stratford, Eltham and Hawera and Super Stitches. Guest exhibitors 2018 Taranaki Creative Stitchers. Date/HoursMon 1 Oct–Sun 4 Nov, 10am–4pm Venue Lysaght Watt Gallery, 4-6 Union St, Hawera Admission Free. There will be a sales table. The Great Opunake Yarn Bomb The Opunake Lakeside Lion’s project. Be sure to include Opunake on your tour through the gardens. Wander through the main street of Opunake and see the community’s creativity! Open to view all hours, The Great Opunake Yarn Bomb will be on again to coincide with the garden festival, the Taranaki National Art Awards and Opunake Business Association Market Day Sat 27 October. This year the yarn bomb will be on for an extra week.
Date/Time Fri 26 Oct to Sun 11 Nov Admission Free Morris Dancers Magic, mystery, mayhem, along with great doses of fertilityandgoodluckdescribeswhatyouwillexperience when you are part of a Morris Dancing performance. The Phoenix Morris Dancers and friends will be dancing this English tradition at Kairau Lodge and Vineyard. Date/Time Sun 4 Nov, w1pm Venue Kairau Lodge and Vineyard, 48 Kairau Rd West, Off SH3A, Brixton 61
• Respect the opening hours and set tour times on offer by our garden hosts. Each garden is open only on select days and times. • Arrive 10 minutes before tour, talk and demonstration times. Where tour times are not in listings, these will be provided informally throughout the day. • Wear appropriate footwear, especially around rural properties and on wet days. Gumboots or sturdy boots are recommended. Who runs the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail? The trail is run by Sustainable Taranaki. We aim to inspire and support people, businesses and communities in Taranaki to value theenvironmentandacttoprioritise sustainability. Connect with us and sign up for our newsletter at www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz Find out more!
Check out the trail properties on the following pages. For full garden descriptions, tour and demonstration times, go to www.sustainablebackyards.co.nz. Like the Facebook page ‘Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail’ to receive regular updates on the trail, win giveaways, and share the event with your friends! The Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail is an annual event that celebrates local efforts in sustainability and inspires everyday people in the community to make lifestyle changes in order to live more sustainable lives. The trail involves individuals, families and community organisations generously opening their backyards to the public to inspire us with their creativity, innovation and dedication to living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Join the Sustainable Backyards Trail to: • Exploreproductiveediblegardens,environmentally designed properties and eco-homes. • Engage with hosts to find out about how they got to where they are, and what’s next in their sustainability journey. • Gain tips and ideas to make sustainable changes in your own life. Each backyard on the trail showcases a range of green living practices - from solar panels and eco-homes to bio-intensive vegetable production and bees. With urban and rural properties, the Trail offers a wide range of examples of what everyday people can do to reduce their impact on the environment and get involved in their community. When touring the Sustainable Backyards Trail remember to...
• Carry coins for garden entry, as entry is by gold coin donation. Purchase of plants, seeds and other items is available at some properties by cash sale only. Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail www.sustainablebackyards.co.nz 26 Oct – 4 Nov 2018 Be part of the backyard sustainability revolution! 62
1. The Tall House 26 Glenpark Ave, New Plymouth The Burwell-Heard Family With clever design this garden nurtures itself - greywater feeds a banana and taro mulch basin before seeping under the chook strawyard, collecting nutrients to feed the vege gardens downhill! Mulch is grown on site for fruit trees and vege beds. Uphill of the house, there is a grove of mini avocados and citrus, and a baby subtropical food forest. 3. Weaving Water 14 Waiwera Pl, Merrilands, New Plymouth Nick Brown Nick has a suburban property where water is a key feature. Recycled tanks store 6000 litres of rainwater, which flow into a network of swales that weave through a food forest and 12 round garden beds. The beds are gardened using a chook tractor. In a full cycle system, Nick makes compost, germinates his own seedlings, preserves or swaps excess produce, and saves seeds. 5. The Art of Growing 55 Blagdon Rd, Blagdon, New Plymouth Andrew French Andrew’s garden is a mix of plants for eating, smelling and admiring. Snuggled around the small property are a variety of fruit and native trees, a chicken tractor, composting, a worm farm and raised vegetable beds. These are landscaped into the property with a focus on raw, recycled materials and found objects. 6. Huatoki Hilltop 38 Glenpark Ave, New Plymouth Gareth Ratcliffe Gareth’s property is an inspiring hilltop quarter-acre garden following permaculture principles. It includes terraced vege gardens, a food forest, subtropical pocket, and chickens. The property hosted a Sustainable Taranaki Eco-Building Workshop this year, which created a rammed earth wall seat.
4. Biodiversity on Brois 56a Brois St, Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth Nathan Hills Nathan’s 9-year-old garden looks down the valley to the Huatoki Walkway. The property is a mixture of fruit trees, including many subtropicals, and plants that provide food and habitat for native birds, lizards and bees. Included on the property are a 2000 litre rainwater water collecting tank for the vege garden, a worm farm, compost bins, and free range chooks. 2. Instant Bounty 17 Regent Pl, Blagdon, New Plymouth Miranda Palmer Four years ago Miranda downsized to a 550m2 suburban section, bringing with her fruit trees and berry bushes from her previous site. Within a year she had removed all the lawns to build vege beds, established a food forest with a variety of fruit and berries, erected a greenhouse and welcomed in bees. This is a great small section showcase.
Open 28 Oct and 4 Nov, 10am–4pm Tours 10:30am, 1pm, 3pm on open days Open 2, 3, 4 Nov, 10am–4pm Talk Permablitz Taranaki: 3pm on open days Tours 10:30am and 1pm on open days Open 27–28 Oct and 3–4 Nov, 11am–4pm Demo Building a Weta House: 4 Nov, 2pm Open 27 and 28 Oct, 3 and 4 Nov, 10am–4pm Open 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Talk Encouraging Biological Diversity: 2pm on open days Open 26 Oct 12pm–4pm, 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 30 Oct and 1 Nov 12pm–4pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Talks Food Forest Gardening: 28 Oct and 3 Nov, 3pm Gold coin admission to all trail gardens New Plymouth Urban 63
7. Villa Bumblebee 5 Smith Rd, Merrilands, New Plymouth Franziska von Hunerbein Franziska’s small section makes great use of space. Using espalier pruning, it is home to 30 types of fruit and berries. Alongside this are vegetable gardens, chickens, a worm farm, and compost brews. A greenhouse is attached to the house, growing food and warming the home. The house features solar panels, which charge an electric car. Franziska is the founder of Crop Swap. 9. Suburban Homestead 162B South Rd, Spotswood, New Plymouth Bruce Miller and Nelle Rose Nelle and Bruce are suburban lifestylers, with a 2.25- acre property in Spotswood. Starting with horse paddocks 20 years ago, the property is now home to ducks, chickens, Kuni-Kuni pigs and many birds. The property includes extensive shelter belts, an orchard, and a large medicinal plant garden. Rain water is collected for use in the gardens, while solar panels power their home.
11. EcoInnovation 671 Kent Rd, New Plymouth Michael and Linda Lawley Michael and Linda live on 10 acres in an eco-house made of untreated macrocarpa timber. They generate all their own power via a large 20kW solar panel array and 1.5kW hydro turbine. This system powers the property, including their onsite business manufacturing hydro turbine products incorporating recycled materials. Surplus power heats water for central heating and charges their electric vehicles. 12. Deb’s Nest 1444 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth Deb and Gary Smith Deb is in love with all things feathered and breeds heritage chickens and ducks. Breeds include mixed Pekin/Indian Runner ducks, Orpington, Barnevelder, Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Plymouth Barred Rock chooks. They have their own hatchery and visitors will be able to view the incubators, brooding boxes and a selection of chicks at various stages of development. 10. Bear Hollow 1096 Egmont Rd, New Plymouth Ann and Martin Brown Martin and Ann started on a 3-acre paddock. They planted two orchards, along with perimeter shelter belts. The property boasts a herb spiral, asparagus bed, berry house, developing food forest, fodder trees for animals, a biodynamic flow form, and blacksmithing shed. A variety of animals share the property, with a small flock of sheep, chooks, ducks, turkeys, bees, rabbits, and pigs. 8. Eco Grans Delight 76 Clemow Road, Fitzroy, New Plymouth Tricia Thompson Using espalier and vertical spaces to maximum effect, Tricia’s 514 m2 urban section features fruit trees, berries, herbs, edible weeds, flowers, raised vege beds, chook gardens, a worm farm, and a tumbler compost bin – a productive backyard farm in the suburbs. Tricia has a special interest in using hens as garden helpers, and she preserves produce to have year round supply. Open 27 Oct 10am–4pm, 31 Oct 10am–2pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Demo Making Sourdough: 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 11am Open 27 and 28 Oct 9am–5pm, 31 Oct 2pm–5pm, 3 and 4 Nov 9am–5pm Open 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 31 Oct 1pm–4pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Talks Renewable Energy: 1pm on open days Open 26 and 28 Oct, 31 Oct, 1–4 Nov 10am–4pm Talk and Tour Informal hatchery talks and a walk through the breeder pens are available throughout open days.
Open 27 Oct 10am–4pm, 28 Oct 1pm–4pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Talk Seed Saving, with Jayne Bright: 3 Nov, 11am Open 27, 28 and 30 Oct, 1, 3 and 4 Nov 12–5pm Talks Integrating Chooks in the Garden: 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 2:30pm. Maximising Space in an Urban Garden: 28 Oct and 4 Nov, 2:30pm New Plymouth Rural 64
13. Egmont B&B 1324 Egmont Rd, Egmont Village Steve, Phil and Alana Bates The property is a 3.5-acre wonderland, with extensive productive and ornamental gardens. The property offers a variety of features, including chooks, rabbits, vertical and raised garden beds for herbs and vegetables, a mature fruit and nut orchard, hugelkulture, homing pigeons, eels, a plastic bottle greenhouse built by Upcycle Taranaki, a worm farm, and a maze for the kids. 15. Kahu Glen 175 Paraite Rd, New Plymouth Matt Low and Melissa Burleigh Matt and Melissa are Farmers Market regulars, selling Bio-Gro certified feijoas, juice and surplus produce from their 10-acre property. The property is home to cows, sheep, chickens and bees, and includes a permaculture- inspired veggie garden and home orchard. Their hempcrete house is famous in Taranaki, with grid tied solar power, a composting toilet and mulch basins for grey water.
17. Magpie’s Rest 140 York Rd, Huirangi, Waitara Jo-anne Mowat and Allan Nokes Jo-anne and Allan live off the grid on their 5ha property. Solar panels and windmills provide their power, stored in recycled batteries. Allan has built the glasshouse, windmill and other garden structures from reused and recycled materials. Jo-anne has established a large permaculture, self-seeding garden and orchard. Plans are in place to build a passive solar house this summer. 18. Green Acres 591 Otaraoa Rd, Waitara Daniela Krumm and Chris Jury Green Acres is a 120-acre certified organic farm, featuring a 1-acre no dig garden, and 25 year old native shelter belts, wetlands and bush. Flowers are integrated into vegetable production in the house garden, which features intensive mulching, dry-stone walls and ponds. Daniela and Chris are self-sufficient in fruit, veggies, eggs, meat, and honey!
16. Burgess Bounty 33 Allan Rd, Burgess Hill, New Plymouth Melanie Sparks and Matthew Lovell With Melanie a landscape architect and Matt a carpenter, it’s no wonder their property transformation has been rapid. In just 3 years they have transformed their ex-dairy farm, house and land into a productive landscape. Here you will find 60 fruit trees, multiple raised garden beds, a chicken coup and pig pen, potting shed, sheep, goats, a worm farm and bees! 14. Newstart Gardens 41 Saxton Rd, New Plymouth Ian Littlewood, Bobbie Littlewood, David Middleton and Miranda Palmer Part of the Adventist Church, Newstart Gardens grow food for those in need. Run by volunteers and community groups, Newstart aims to educate and inspire people to grow their own food. They are a great example of a community-based food production project, featuring a large hothouse with tropical gardens, mushroom growing, orchards and a berry enclosure. Open 26 Oct 1–5pm, 27 and 28 Oct 10am–5pm, 2 Nov 1–5pm, 3 and 4 Nov 10am–5pm Talk and Demo Upcycling in the Home Garden: 2:30pm on open days Open 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 2 Nov 10am–1pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Tours 28 Oct and 3 Nov 10am, 12pm and 2pm; 2 Nov 10am and 12pm Open 26 and 27 Oct 1pm–4pm, 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 29 Oct–1 Nov 1pm–4pm, 4 Nov 10am–4pm Demo Making Liquid Fertilisers: 28 Oct and 4 Nov, 10am Talk Frugal Hedonism: 27 Oct, 11:30am Tours 26–31 Oct, 1 and 4 Nov, 1pm and 3pm Open 26 and 27 Oct, 2 and 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Tours 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on open days Open 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 30 Oct and 1 Nov 9am–12pm, 4 Nov 10am–4pm Talk Newstart Community Engagement: 4 Nov, 1pm. Open 26 and 27 Oct, 10am–3pm, 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 2 and 3 Nov 10am–3pm, 4 Nov 10am–4pm Tours 2pm on open days Waitara and North Gold coin admission to all trail gardens 65
24. Upcycled Acres 113 Warwick Rd, Stratford Phil Bielawski and Catherine Groenestein Phil and Catherine’s garden under the mountain’s shadow, enjoying great views but also high winds and rainfall, necessitated some smart thinking and experimentation. They have raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, a large green house for frost tender veges, Wiltshire sheep, donkeys and heritage breed chickens. They use organic methods and like to recycle and reuse scrapyard finds in their garden. 23. Piwakawaka Eddy 602 Pembroke Rd, Stratford Elizabeth Proux Liz’s property is developed on permaculture principles, with vegetables close to the house while the orchard and berries are further away. Her small house is a converted shed, with recycled materials used where possible. Her home is off grid, powered by a 3.4kw solar array with battery storage, and has a composting toilet. 22. Kaitake Farm Corner of Kaitake Rd and Surrey Hill Rd Toby Dixon and Ryan Gut In 2015, growing partners Toby and Ryan created Kaitake Farm, a market garden set up on a former certified organic kiwifruit orchard run by Toby’s parents. Kaitake Farm uses innovative vegetable growing methods, with the focus of growing local food for local people - most of their produce is all sold within a few kilometers of where it is grown!
20. Peihana Farm 281 Okoki Rd, Urenui Maria Lempriere and Simon O’Donnell Maria and Simon have a 9.5-acre off-the-grid lifestyle farm. The property boasts a heritage fruit orchard, Potager garden, a wetland, terraced gardens, medicinal and culinary herbs. Their home is a passive solar design featuring home-grown timbers, an Aquatron toilet and an Esse Ironheart wood burning oven. 19. Purposeful Paddocks 525 Upper Kaipikari Rd, Urenui Hazel Kidner and Derek Stevens Hazel and Derek bought 10 acres of bare paddock 5 years ago. Sectioning off fields with shelter belts, they then planted more than 2500 trees and introduced horses, pigs, goats, geese, chooks and ducks. The site boasts a developing food forest, veggie beds and greenhouses. Their house is a solar passive e-Haus, with integrated grey and blackwater systems.
21. Parihaka Papakāinga 249 Mid-Parihaka Rd, Parihaka Te Māra Hapori ki Parihaka Sustainability, Te Reo Māori language revitalisation, collectivity, tino rangatiratanga and peaceful resistance all meld into one at the Parihaka community gardens. The garden and food forest support the three marae as well as providing a peaceful place to work together, fulfilling the legacy of Tohu Kākahi and Te Whiti o Rongomai of looking after one another and building positive relationships. Open 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Talk Gardening with Physical Challenges: 27 Oct, 1:30pm Tours 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm on open days Open 27 and 28 Oct and 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Open 28 Oct and 4 Nov, 1pm - 4pm Tours and Talks Informal tours and talks on market gardening, tools and methods on open days Open 26 and 28 Oct, 2 and 3 Nov, 10am–3pm Talks Aquatron Toilet System: 1pm on open days. The Switch from Electric Oven to Woodburner: 2 Nov, 10:30am Demo Soap Making with Rae Tissott: 26 Oct, 10:30am– 12pm Open 28 Oct and 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Tours 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm on open days Open 27 Oct 10am–4pm, 28 Oct 10am–1pm, 3 Nov 10am–4pm Talk Social Ecology: 28 Oct, 11am Working Bee 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 11am–3pm Tours 27 Oct and 3 Nov 10am and 3pm, 28 Oct 10am and 12pm Coastal Stratford 66
30. Goldbush Micro Farm 278 Austin Rd, Hawera Michelle and Jarrod Busby The mission at Goldbush Micro Farm is to provide farm to table food and knowledge to the local community. The market garden is based on the bio-intensive gardening style of growing, while their off-grid solar powered home has a Homestar rating of 8 and a wormorator wastewater system. They use regenerative grazing to improve the land, and have a developing food forest. 29. Shamjo Gardens 33 Tayler St Eltham Amanda Kendrick Shamjo Gardens is an urban farming venture. In 2016 Amanda turned the lawn of their section into garden beds, focusing on producing fresh cut and potted herbs for market. She uses the principles of allelopathy and companion planting rather than herbicides and pesticides. Amanda grows her own composting materials, and uses chickens and worm farms to make compost and vermicasts.
28. E Kai Community Gardens 85 Bridge St, Eltham Malcolm and Jill Pease E Kai is a community cooperative that began in 2013 with the aim of supplying fresh vegetables to the local Foodbank. The gardens have 8 raised bio-intensive garden beds, 2 lasagne beds, an experimental food forest under native trees, compost, a worm farm and rainwater storage systems. They foster involvement from the local kōhanga reo and kindergarten to share food growing experiences with children. 27. Toko School 1057 East Rd, Stratford Toko School staff and students Toko School was the first school in Taranaki to be awarded Green Gold recognition by EnviroSchools. The school integrates sustainability into all aspects of its curriculum and projects are student-led. At Toko School you will see a fertiliser factory, recycled bottle house, chickens, an environmental arts trail, a heritage orchard, a bug hotel, bee hives, distilling and more. 26. Tidy in Town 87 Cordelia Street, Stratford Lorraine Kelson Lorraine’s suburban 1/4 acre dispels the myth that organic gardening is always messy. In a few short years she has established a food forest, plastic house, shade house, pizza oven, worm farm, vegetable garden and chooks - all within a tight budget and using scrapyard treasures. Lorraine enjoys using the lasagne bed growing system to build soil fertility. 25. Maranui 120 Makuri Rd, Te Popo, Stratford Sue and Greg Rine Sue and Greg live on a 140-acre forestry and grazing farm. Their off the grid house is of passive solar design, and includes a composting toilet and grey water system. Near the house are vege gardens, a food forest, tunnel houses, hugel swales, a berry and shade house, and a menagerie of animals. They enjoy seed saving and preserving food. Open 28, 30, 31 Oct and 4 Nov, 10am–3pm Open 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 30 Oct 11am–2pm, 2 Nov 10am–4pm Talk Companion Planting: 28 Oct and 2 Nov, 11am and 1pm Demo Making Smudge Sticks: 30 Oct, 12:30pm Open 28 Oct 10am–4pm, 29 Oct 1–4pm, 31 Oct and 3 Nov 10am–4pm, 4 Nov 1–4pm Open 26 Oct, 29 Oct–2 Nov 9am–3pm Tours Students will be giving tours throughout open days Open 27 & 28 Oct, 3 & 4 Nov 10am - 4pm Open 26–29 Oct, 3 and 4 Nov 10am–4pm Tours Informal tours and discussion on passive solar house design and living off grid on days open South Taranaki Gold coin admission to all trail gardens 67
Sunday 28th October Cost pp: $100.00 Southern Beauty Puketarata, Gravetye, Mary’s Place, Sullivan Garden, King Edward Park Saturday 27th October Cost pp: $95.00 Garden Highway 45 Pukeiti, Goodin Country Garden, The van der Poel Garden, The Yews, Where the Wild Things Are All tours include Deluxe Coach travel and Garden Entry Hotel and Airport pick-up available Lunch available as an optional extra CALL NOW TO BOOK! 06 7535697 or 0800 751177 email@example.com www.withers.co.nz Friday 26th October Cost pp: $95.00 Botanical North Waiongana, Kairau Lodge & Vineyard, Winlea Acre, Pukemiro, Te Kukumara, Bublitz Garden Monday 29th October Cost pp: $95.00 Blooming Heart Stanleigh, Cairnhill Garden, Hollard Gardens, Glen Arten, Openlands Garden Tours Tuesday 30th October Cost pp: $65.00 City Splendor Tupare, Hirst Cottage, Japanese Tea House Garden, Pukekura Park, Holyoake Garden WELCOME TO TARANAKI’S ICONIC GARDEN FESTIVAL JONATHAN YOUNG MP Corner of Gill & Liardet Street, New Plymouth PH 0-6 759 1363 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEB www.jonathanyoung.co.nz Authorised by Jonathan Young MP, Corner of Gill & Liardet Streets, New Plymouth Garden Spectacular Advert 2017.indd 1 10/05/2017 2:23:13 p.m. A39 A40 68
Twilight Travel & Tours Coach Touring to Taranaki’s Garden Spectacular Secret Gardens & Beyond —visits a variety of festival gardens from small town gardens to large country estates. Includes Pukeiti, Cross Hills Rhododendron Garden, Hamilton Garden and a night at the Grand Chateau. 6 days departs 30st October 2017 Tour escorted from Auckland includes 5 nights accommodation with all breakfasts and dinners, garden tickets and admissions. Options from Wellington and other centres available. Contact Shavourn for further information Freephone 0800 999 887 t www.twiligh travel.co.nz Twilight Travel & Tours Coach Touring to Taranaki’s Garden Spectacular Secret Gardens & Beyond —visits a variety of festival gardens from small town gardens to large country estates.
Includes Pukeiti, Cross Hills Rhododendron Garden, Hamilton Garden and a night at the Grand Chateau. 6 days departs 30st October 2017 Tour escorted from Auckland includes 5 nights accommodation with all breakfasts and dinners, garden tickets and admissions. Options from Wellington and other centres available. Contact Shavourn for further information Freephone 0800 999 887 t www.twiligh travel.co.nz Twilight Travel & Tours Coach Touring to Taranaki’s Garden Festival Secret Gardens & Beyond - visits a variety of festival gardens from small town gardens to large country estates.
Includes Pukeiti, Cross Hills Rhododenderon Garden, Hamilton Garden and a night at the Grand Chateau. 6 days departs 28th October 2018 Tour escorted from Auckland includes 5 nights accommodation with all breakfasts and dinners, garden tickets and admissions. Options from Wellington and other centres available. Contact Shavourn for further information Freephone 0800 999 887 www.twilighttravel.co.nz A41 A42 69
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DATE TIME EVENT VENUE Pg Thu 25 Oct 5:30pm Landscape Design Project Launch - Living Rooms Band Room Lawns, off Rogan St, New Plymouth 48 Fri 26 Oct 4pm–6pm Juno Gin - Distillery Tour Juno Gin, 16d Sunley St, Westown, New Plymouth 52 Sat 27 Oct 11am An Ancient Garden - History of Puketarata with Ken Horner Puketarata Garden, 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera 56 Sat 27 Oct 11:30am Hanging Baskets with Jenny Oakley Oakley Garden, 79 Lower Normanby Rd, Manaia 58 Sat 27 Oct 12pm–1pm Wine Tasting at KenKora KenKora, 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake 53 Sat 27 Oct 2pm–3pm Wine-Tasting at KenKora KenKora, 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake 53 Sat 27 Oct 2pm–4pm Meet the Artist - Tara Jahn-Werner. The Riot of Spring: Springtime at Tupare Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth 60 Sat 27 Oct 5:30pm KenKora Garden Dance Party KenKora, 197 Ihaia Rd, Opunake 53 Sun 28 Oct 2pm–3pm Gardening with Native Plants with Mark Dean Te Kainga Marire, 15 Spencer Pl, New Plymouth 58 Mon 29 Oct 2pm–3pm Te Henui Cemetery Guided Walk Te Henui Cemetery, Cnr Lemon and Watson Sts, NP 59 Tue 30 Oct and Thu 1 Nov 10:30am–12pm Fernery and Display House - Pukekura Park Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth 59 Tue 30 Oct 3pm Food Forests with Dee Turner Korito, 28a Trafalgar St, Westown, New Plymouth 57 Wed 31 Oct 11am ‘An Ancient Garden’ - History of Puketarata with Ken Horner Puketarata Garden, 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera 56 Wed 31 Oct 2pm–3pm Te Henui Cemetery Guided Walk Te Henui Cemetery, 173 Lemon St, New Plymouth 59 Wed 31 Oct 9am–11am Pukekura Park Guided Walk Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth 59 Thu 1 Nov 11:30am Hanging Baskets with Jenny Oakley Oakley Garden, 79 Lower Normanby Rd, Manaia 58 Thu 1 Nov 5:30pm Juno Gin in the Garden - Meet the festival organisers Holyoake Garden, 114 Pendarves St, New Plymouth 52 Fri 2 Nov 11:45am–6pm Chapman-Taylor Tour Wilkinson Castle, Plas Mawr, Tupare. Leaves from TAFT office 55 Fri 2 Nov 2pm–3pm Te Henui Cemetery Guided Walk Te Henui Cemetery, 173 Lemon St, New Plymouth 59 Fri 2 Nov 6:30pm Mitre 10 Sizzling with Ben Shewry Mitre 10 Mega, 5 Vickers Rd, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth 51 Fri 2 Nov 7:30pm Bollywood Goes Floral with Vanita Patel Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, New Plymouth 54 Fri 2 Nov 9am–11am Pukekura Park Guided Walk Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth 59 Sat 3 Nov 11am An Ancient Garden - History of Puketarata with Ken Horner Puketarata Garden, 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera 56 Sat 3 Nov 11:30am–2pm Long Lunch Tairoa Lodge, 3 Puwai St, Hawera (bus option leaves TAFT 10:30am) 55 Sun 4 Nov 1pm Spring Bouquet Workshop with Pip Jones Te Kukumara, 10 Mountain Rd, New Plymouth 57 Sun 4 Nov 1pm Opera in the Garden Goodin Country Garden, 158 Mirikau Rd, Warea 22 Sat 27 and Sun 28 Oct 8:30am–4pm Taranaki Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth 61 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 4 Nov 11am & 2pm Pukeiti Garden Walks Pukeiti, 2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth 59 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 4 Nov 2pm Hollard Gardener’s Walk Hollard Gardens, 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga 59 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 4 Nov 2pm Roebuck Farm Tour with Jodi Roebuck Roebuck Farm, 312 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth 56 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 4 Nov 9am–5pm Tara Jahn-Werner. The Riot of Spring: Springtime at Tupare Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth 60 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 4 Nov Every 30 mins 10am–12:30pm Tupare House Tours Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth 59 Fri 26 Oct– Mon 29 Oct 11am Tupare Gardener’s Walk Tupare, 487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth 59 Fri 26 Oct– Sun 11 Nov Daily The Great Opunake Yarn Bomb Main Street, Opunake 61 Events Planner 71
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