487 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth
Taranaki Regional Council
Tupare is an Arts and Crafts inspired property established in 1932 by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews. It features a Chapman-Taylor designed house set amongst heritage gardens. Reflecting Lady Matthew’s legacy are a herbery, domestic glasshouse and cottage lawn borders. Sir Matthews favoured rhododendron hybrids, camellias, fuchsias, hydrangeas, magnolias and deciduous trees. Exquisite dove trees Davidia involucrata bloom during the festival.
The plantings and landscapes at Tupare today remain true to its design and incorporate the heritage of the era. Secluded garden rooms, elegant borders and majestic trees give this garden its soul. Glimpses of the house, the Waiwhakaiho River and Mt Taranaki can be viewed as you wander through the garden.
Taranaki Symphony Orchestra performs during the first weekend of the festival. Tupare Guided House Tours run at allocated times and Guided Garden walks conducted by our experienced gardeners also are available by booking through our website.
An opportunity to visit the three individually designed ‘Chapman-Taylor’ homes and embrace the story of the arts & crafts era of the 1930’s is available again this year, bookings are essential (See Page 55)
An exhibition of fabrics from the William Morris collection, used throughout the Tupare homestead will be on display in the house, in association with Creative Curtains New Plymouth.
‘The Riot of Spring’, a photographic collection by Tara Jahn-Werner will be exhibited in the gardener’s cottage.
Tupare, like Pukeiti and Hollard Gardens is owned and managed property by Taranaki Regional Council. All three regional gardens are open every day of the year and free to enter. A mobility vehicle, for those less mobile, operates during the festival.
Bookings essential for large groups or tours during the festival.
Open all day, every day. Free admission
P 0800 736 222.