Last updated on 03 December 09

Te Kainga Marire

  4.0/5 (1 ratings)
  • Te Kainga Marire Photograph © Te Kainga Marire
  • Te Kainga Marire, New Zealand Photograph © Te Kainga Marire
  • Tui, Te Kainga Marire Photograph © Te Kainga Marire

Gardenvisit Editorial

Te Kainga Marire is an inner city native garden. Te Kainga Marire is Maori for the peaceful encampment. The garden was awarded the rating of New Zealand Gardens Trust Garden of National Significance in 2005. 1972 - acre clay wasteland purchased in Te Henui Valley.

Head Gardener's Comment

A Garden of International Significance. NZGT 2008. Garden featured in the BBC Documentary Around the World in 80 Gardens with Monty Don - which screened on BBC Two in 2008.

History

1972 - acre clay wasteland purchased in Te Henui Valley
1973 - 74 Perimeter planting, including orchard
1976 House building commences
1977 House completed and landscaping commences
1990 Garden first opens to the public

Plants of Note

A collection of NZ Native plants including Alpines and ferns.

Address - 15 Spencer Place, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Opening times - Open September to April 9am - 5.30pm daily. Other times by appointment.
Admission - Adult $10
Website - Visit the Te Kainga Marire website

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  • over 4 years ago fetu said

    An inspiring garden using natives. Loved the use of recycled timber in hard scape. Lots of bird life. A good vege garden area too.

    (4.0/5)

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