Hurunui Garden Festival
Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019
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
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.
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.