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The Friends of Pukekura Park welcome you to visit the jewel of New Plymouth.

Situated in the heart of New Plymouth, Pukekura Park and Brooklands offer 52 hectares of tranquil surroundings, full of contrast and character. The unique collection of trees and shrubs has developed significantly since the Park’s conception. Within Pukekura, many original plantings including a gift of 2000 trees from Christchurch, notably radiata pines which helped to start the collection. Later large plantings of exotics and New Zealand natives followed, as well as collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. The opening of the fernery enabled a year- round display of ferns and colourful indoor plants; begonias and fuchsias are a summer feature and orchids bloom throughout the year.

Brooklands Park, in contrast, has developed into a more formal park with large deciduous trees set within sweeping lawns and perennial gardens with native bush as a backdrop, including a grand 2000 year old Puriri tree.

Expert botanical husbandry and a continuing programme of replacement and maintenance ensures the unique character of this public garden will be retained, to be enjoyed by generations to come.

The Park also boasts the famous

Where is Pukekura Park?


Liardet Street, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand

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