I have 2 bespoke tours happening in the next few weeks, one focused around art and the other the gardens. For both the new Len Lye Centre and the reopened Govett Brewster Art Gallery are on their itinerary along with some retail therapy. Glenn Jeffrey's photo of the old and the new buildings at night gives you a sense of why people are attracted here with visitor numbers greater than anticipated.
This photo was taken by Rob Tucker in the garden at Pukeiti. With the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular commencing in less than 3 weeks time don't forget a Gardens of Significance tour is available. If you have made other arrangements but would still like to cover some aspects of the itinerary please contact me to arrange to suit your schedule - firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a whole lot in this month's Kia Ora magazine on Taranaki, from the stunning photo on the front page of the Len Lye Centre, to the surf and turf article on Page 57 and the Zizz and Zing article on Page 78 about you guessed it the Len Lye Centre. The article has stunning photos including the foyer. Spot the Discover Taranaki ad in the applause section featuringthe Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular.
Back in New Plymouth after 4 days at the Waikato house and Garden Show -thanks to all of those who stopped by the Taranaki tent and found out more about all the great things happening in Taranaki particularly the opening of the Len Lye Centre. Don't forget for those visiting the show Discover Taranaki's tours include an extra night's complimentary accommodation at the Nice Hotel and/or the special weekend packages on offer staying at either the King and Queen Hotel Suites or the Nice Hotel. Looking forward to seeing you here.
Come and see us at the Waikato House and Garden Show from 1 to 4 October at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. Discover Taranaki will be part of the great Taranaki offering and have special show packages available for those visiting.
Follow this link to see the stunning photo taken by Harry Moores of Caroline and Diana for Discover Taranaki's East Egmont walk. Full coverage on page 20 of the magazine. Here is another image from that walk.
Discover Taranaki has had its application for a DoC concession approved so guided walks can commence forthe Whitecliffs and East Egmont walks
Here Valda Poletti, owner of Te Kainga Maririe, considered to be one of the few private gardens of international significance by the prestigious RNZIH NZ Gardens Trust, with the 3 garden guides - Alan Jellyman, Graham Smith and Lynn Bublitzsharing their horticultural wisdom.