Heroic Garden Festival


Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Event

A must-see event for any garden lover, Auckland’s annual Heroic Garden Festival returns for its 23rd and final year on February 16th-17th. This year’s festival will feature gardens located in Central and Eastern Auckland.

The weekend appeals to a wide variety of gardening enthusiasts, from those who appreciate the technical mastery on show to those who simply enjoy a day out exploring the beauty of each garden. A highlight of the event is the garden owners being on hand to chat with visitors and pass on insights, advice and information. 

Popular with both locals and out of town visitors, festival goers can opt to self-drive and visit the gardens in their own time or join one of the guided bus tours. Fully catered, with knowledgeable and friendly tour hosts and the opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts, the bus tours are always a popular option. 

There is also a fantastic gardeners day out at the Heroic Garden Party on Friday 15th February at Mercy Hospice at 61 College Hill in Ponsonby with discounts for groups of more than 10.

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Event Details

Central and Eastern Areas of Auckland
(09) 376 7571
Contact Person
Nicole Turner | Events Coordinator
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February.
The gardens are open from 10am-5pm daily.
Tickets for 2019 are available at the following retailers:

Kings Plant Barn (8 Stores Auckland Wide)
Time Out Books, Mt Eden
Lahood Window Furnishing
Sunhill Garden Centre, Kohimarama
Ponsonby Women’s Bookshop
Mercy Hospice Shops

Weekend passes are $60.

Individual gate entries also available: $10 adult and $5 children, gardens permitting.
There is off street parking at most gardens.
Toilets available at gardens displaying the letter T. Otherwise you will have to use public toilets in the area.
Food Available
Food/drink for purchase at gardens displaying the letter F
Wheelchair Access
1. Mostly level
2.Gravel paths, steps or gentle slopes
3.Some steep slopes or steps.
Dogs Allowed
Animals are not allowed to enter gardens.
Children Allowed
Children under 12 years are welcome only in gardens with the ‘child’ icon,
and their safety and actions are their caregiver/parent’s responsibility.
Children 12 years and over are welcome in the garden at an adult rate.
Babies that are carried have free entry, but pushchairs are not permitted.
Plants/Other Sales
Plants/items for sale at gardens displaying the letter P
Other Facilities
Sit back, relax and enjoy an organised BUS TOUR with Tony Murrell Tour includes: - Transport and entry into gardens on tour - Knowledgable and fun host - Lunch and refreshments - Entry to all other Festival gardens in your own time Cost: $119 Bus Tour 9.30am – 4.30pm – Garden Journey to be annouced, pick up & drop off Mercy Hospice 61 College Hill, Ponsonby Limited seats, be in quick to avoid disappointment. For more information and bookings, please visit www.heroicgardens.org.nz or 09 376 7579. Join Tony Murrell, renowned TV Garden Presenter, Landscape Designer and host of Radio Live’s ‘Home and Garden with Tony Murrell’ for an informative and interesting day out.