Parks & Gardens
Taranaki is a widely acclaimed province for Garden Excellence, with volcanic soil and a temperate climate, parks and gardens prosper.
Bringing you a sample of garden magnificence that greets you the visitor to the Taranaki Region every year in October/November during the'Rhododendron Garden Festival,' However this is a virtual garden and will be here always.
Visit beautiful Pukekura Park - The park for all people containing the 'ampitheatre' Bowl of Brooklands and the Brooklands Zoo, Pukekura park is lit up every year from 19th December - 6th February 2004-2005 for the'Festival of the Lights'
Lavender lane Forgotten World Highway, is in flower from Mid December to mid February
Completely Loved [Tawa Glen Garden]
Prunus,-'Awanui' King edward Park, Hawera one of two parks, Hawera has another called Naumai, a goblin forest park, with Little nooks and crannies that the writer played in when young, a lovely park that is old world and very well established, nearly forgotten it is now being renewed by the South Taranaki District Council, home of many ducks if you have a spare loaf of bread whilst passing through or visiting Hawera.
Te Kainga Marire Native Garden
Stunning Rhododendron Garden Festival photographs by Taranaki photographer Chris Hill