From bare hillside in 1978, when the gully & boundary were fenced & planted, to the house built 1982/3, the garden evolved. Extensive plantings of trees both native and introduced sit comfortably within the wider landscape, adjacent to the 400-year-old Puketarata Pa.
The skilled blending of many native & exotic plants is a particular strength. The mature cordylines (our iconic cabbage trees) are an eyecatching and unusual feature reflecting the Taranaki landscape. Generous herbaceous plantings feature throughout the garden. Views of Mt Egmont/Taranaki & inland Taranaki.
Over 30 years ago Ken and Jennifer Horner built a family home and established a large country garden for their family on the outskirts of Hawera. I love gardening and find the continual process of adjusting the planting an exciting challenge. I am particularly keen on including native plants.
Approx 2 hectares plus a gully with over 1km of tracks under development. The gully has a QEII covenant.
Just along the road, you can find the Tawhiti Museum which is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning.
Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life-size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays.
14 Ngawhini Road, Hawera, South Taranaki