What is the appeal of the Rhododendron?

Is it the gorgeous collection of trumpet blooms that many of these fantastic shrubs herald? Or perhaps it is the rich leather like shiny leaves?

For those of us who have fallen in love with the "rhodo", Heritage Park is like a visual feast for the eyes.

Welcome to Heritage Park Rhododendron Charitable Trust, the former National Garden of the New Zealand Rhododendron Association.

Here in our Park you will find

  • comprehensive collection of New Zealand hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas, many bred at the Park
  • Species rhododendrons
  • A large trial area
  • A fine collection of trees and shrubs

We are particularly proud of the Rothschild (Exbury) Collection at Heritage Park one of the most extensive which we plan to extend.

reflecting pool

Reflecting pool

For new and interesting rhodos you must visit our Trial Gardens-An area is set aside for trialing new accessions on behalf of the New Zealand Rhododendron Association.

We are open all year around. The best time to visit us is the peak flowering season from late September through to mid December. However anytime is a good time to visit our gardens.

You will find Heritage Park located just north of Kimbolton village. See Maps

The map is upside down. For new and interesting rhodos it´s the right way up !

From October until mid December the chalet will be open for tea/coffee. Admission charges - $7 adults, children free.

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