Hollard Gardens is the achievement of a lifetime’s work by Bernie and Rose Hollard.
Bernie came from a local dairy farming family and began the garden in 1927. An avid plant collector he had a reputation as one of New Zealand's foremost plantsmen.
The garden is a monument to his patience and horticultural skill, and offers intimate gardens, hidden paths, expansive lawns and swamp gardens.
Bernie’s Home Garden features vegetables, herbs, a food forest, chooks and a beehive, and is a venue for regular home gardening workshops.
The children’s playground area offers a free gas barbeque and gazebo, making this garden retreat the ideal spot for a family day out.
Whether you’re an expert gardener or just have a passing interest, the huge array of plants at Hollard Gardens will fascinate and absorb you. There are spectacular mountain views from a number of vantage points.
Hollard Gardens is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.