Welcome to Pukeiti
Renowned for its rhododendron collection, Pukeiti is a 360 ha rainforest property located between Mount Taranaki and the coast, just south of New Plymouth. Established in 1951, Pukeiti is an internationally recognised garden and plant collection.
Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours.
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Sunday 4 Agust, 10.30am-2pm: Explorer bug day
Bring the kids and learn all about the creepy-crawlies that live at Pukeiti. And build a bug hotel.
What's the gardeners are up to
Over the next month the gardeners will be preparing the garden for its winter rest, leading into spring. Our tasks include:
- Tidying up the spent and tired foliage around our herbaceous borders and mulching.
- Pruning the deadwood out as we move through the different garden areas. We are also on the lookout for any sick looking plants, which are removed.
- Pruning the hydrangeas.
- Continuing work in the large-leaf area, clearing around the rhodos as they get closer to flowering.