'Kakano' ('seed') the stunning new artwork on the river flat.Welcome to Tupare

Experience the beautifully restored garden and Chapman-Taylor home. Sculpted from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is a premier landscaped garden.

Sense the prestige, lifestyle and stories of the property's original developer, the prominent businessman Sir Russell Matthews, and his family ...

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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Coming events

Free house tours: Tours start at 11am every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from the beginning to October to the end of March. Click on the link for more info. Free house tours

Be part of our summer/autumn events

You can be part of our summer/autumn season of garden fairs and festivities at Tupare and Hollard Gardens! The fairs are at Tupare on 10 January and 6 February (Waitangi Day), and there's a Harvest Festival at Hollards on 6 April (Easter Monday).

If you would like to perform, or display or sell food, wine, art, garden plants or other products at any or all of these events, download the registration form.

  Events and fairs registration form (480 KB)

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