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Hollard Gardens

1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
+64 800 736 222
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Good place for kids to run

Great place for families to enjoy the gardens and play ground, just beautiful and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leanne H
Warrnambool, Australia
via mobile
Spectacular grounds

What a wonderful legacy Rose and Bernie Hollard have left. Spring is a lovely time to visit to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A horticultural oasis in the very heart of dairying country. A passionate plantsman's garden and Taranaki showcase ... Discover the passion and determination that made Bernard Hollard invaluable to many gardens and nurseries, and learn about plant propagation. Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours. Overnight Campervan Parking Free BBQs Playground Garden access 24 hours
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1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
+64 800 736 222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kiwimc_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank CMB425032
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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

1  Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a large garden with trails leading to a variety of ecosystems. There a many colorful and mixed types of flowers as well as delightful children's play area. It is located on the road between Opunake and Eltham, near the road to Dawson Falls...More

Thank yank
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Thank Supergranbee
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful garden to stroll through and have a picnic in. The little township of Kaponga (3km down the road) has a 4Square or a great café, Drift Inn (Sandwiches are amazing) where you can purchase picnic essentials. The gardens have several relatively...More

Thank NZRochelle
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