Hurunui Garden Festival


Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Event

From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November you can visit gorgeous private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport.

There’s also a programme of garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm country hospitality, we hope you’ll sample our wineries, cafes, and the natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit.

Our printed Guide to the Festival will be available on this website as a downloadable PDF from July 2019.


The gardens are arranged into geographically based clusters, making it easy for you to plan your visit to multiple gardens. Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets, accommodation, petrol and diesel stations, and food outlets.

View Map


Event Details

0800 315 6555
Contact Person
Marina Shearer Festival Chair
All our gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Garden Size
Gardens include large country gardens and residential gardens through out the Hurunui.
You can purchase tickets at the gate for $10 cash
You can pre purchase tickets online with our early bird special, tickets available on our website
from March 2019. Purchase 4 tickets and get a 5th one free.
Parking is available at all our gardens, please contact gardens owners if you are a tour group organiser bringing a bus.
Some of our gardens have toilet facilities available. For more information please check the programme.
Food Available
Some gardens offer refreshments, check the festival flyer for more information.
Some gardens welcome visitors to bring a picnic, please see our flyer for more information.
Wheelchair Access
Check the festival flyer for wheelchair friendly gardens.
Dogs Allowed
The festival flyer identifies gardens that welcome dogs.
Guided Tours
You can meet the garden owners and learn how they’ve created their gorgeous gardens.
By special arrangement several of our garden owners have agreed to open their gardens for tours and group visits at other times of the year. Simply contact these garden owners directly and they’ll be able to advise the options and costs for visiting their garden, including guided tours, lunch and morning or afternoon teas, as well as farm visits, demonstrations and other garden or farm-based activities and events for your group.