Gardens news

Keep up to date with happenings at Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens.

Pukeiti Rhododendron Cream a New Zealand first in natural skincare

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Tue 19 Jan 2021

Pukeiti has partnered with Hayley Benseman Skincare to create Pukeiti Hand and Body Cream, a New Zealand first in natural skincare.

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Treehouse lunchboxes arrive at Pukeiti just in time for summer holidays

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Wed 23 Dec 2020

The Rainforest Eatery at Pukeiti has launched takeaway picnic lunches for hassle-free family eating.

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Young Mia finally celebrates naming of new rhododendron

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Tue 27 Oct 2020

Mia Edmonds, 4, was delighted to finally plant the ‘Rosy Comet’ at Pukeiti, a new hybrid vireya Rhododendron she won the naming rights to in a Pukeiti summer competition.

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Hollard Gardens Family Corner becomes spray free

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Thu 08 Oct 2020

Hollard Gardens has introduced sawdust as a natural solution to control weeds in its popular children’s play area, eliminating the need to use potentially toxic sprays in this high use area.

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Pukeiti's rainforest hut opens doors

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Fri 02 Oct 2020

Pukeiti is excited to announce the opening of its 12-bed Pīwakawaka Family Hut, giving families the chance to sleep above the treetops and wake up to birdsong.

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Say hello to Rainforest Eatery

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Mon 21 Sep 2020

Say hello to Rainforest Eatery, the vibrant new cafe nestled in the heart of Pukeiti – serving up old school favourites with a modern twist.

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Tūpare awarded Travellers' Choice 2020

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Tue 08 Sep 2020

Tūpare has been awarded the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, placing it in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

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Magic or science? Pukeiti offers both

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Mon 15 Jul 2019

The magic of Pukeiti has enchanted thousands of Taranaki people - but it's the science and deep knowledge behind the magic that captivated one recent visitor.

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