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  Heritage Park Rhododendron Charitable Trust

AddressHaggerty Street, Kimbolton. You will find Heritage Park located just north of Kimbolton village. Check the web site for map
Privately owned or publicPublic
Phone00 64 4 905 4403
Contact PersonNorma Goodman (Secretary) 04 905 4403
HoursWe are open all year around. The best time to visit us is the peak flowering season from late September through to mid December. However with the great collection of trees and shrubs the Park is an all year round garden.
Garden Size4.5 h Allow 1 - 2 hours.
Price$7 adults, children free
Brochure Available?Yes
ParkingOff street parking for buses, coaches and cars.
Food AvailableFrom October until mid December the chalet will be open for tea/coffee.
Cafe/Restaurant available?Yes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedYes - on leash. Please pick up afterwards!
Children AllowedYes
Plant/Other SalesYes
Guided ToursOn request
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesOther gardens to visit in the area are Friars Glencolyn Garden and Cross Hills Gardens and Nursery

Friends of Heritage Park.
Yes! I would like to become a "Friend of Heritage Park". I understand my membership will entitle me to:
Free access throughout the year to Heritage Park.
Receive three Newsletters a year giving details on activities at Heritage Park and horticultural hints and information on rhododendrons and plants that associate well with rhododendrons.
Opportunity to attend seminars and workshops presented by the Garden Committee and held either at Heritage Park or other locations on payment of appropriate fee.
Opportunity to purchase rhododendrons propagated from plants grown at Heritage Park and not available elsewhere.


The Garden

Heritage Park was established in 1969 to act as a common meeting ground for rhododendron enthusiasts and to encourage the cultivation, study and improvement of the genus. This is achieved through education, seminars and publications.
The Garden covers 4.5 ha, is 487 m above sea level, with a clear sparkling climate. It is set on a gentle hill with lovely views of the surrounding countryside and nearby Ruahine Ranges. It falls away on one side to a small valley, where a stream has been dammed to make a series of pools.
The garden is a show place for over 2000 species and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as a fine collection of trees and shrubs.
Many of the best New Zealand raised hybrids, including many hybridised at the Park, have been planted and the collection is now one of the most comprehensive in the country.
An area has been set aside for trial ling new accessions on behalf of the New Zealand Rhododendron Association.

The Gardener

The garden is maintained by the Garden Committee, Friends of Heritage Park, volunteers and the Hawkes Bay, Central Districts, Wellington Region, and Taranaki Rhododendron Groups. The Trust is charged with maintaining, improving and perpetuating the use of Heritage Park as a rhododendron garden through ownership of the property and the establishment and management of an endowment fund.
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Reflecting Pool
Sino Grande
Unknown Orange
R elliottii
Crosshills Frills
Ilam Cerise
Peter Black
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