This Event is over for 2018 watch this space for 2019
Welcome to the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival 2018!
Taranaki bursts into Spring with the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival running from October 26th - November 4th 2018. The annual ten day garden festival is a spring celebration of glorious gardens and events. Showcasing some of New Zealand's most stunning gardens. www.gardenfestnz.co.nz/
Our programme for 2018 is a fusion of some of the greater pleasures of life:
- 40 glorious gardens
- An award winnning floral designer - Vanita Patel
- An internationally acclaimed chef - Ben Shewry
- The award winning Juno Gin - take a distillery tour or taste at Holyoake Garden
- Enjoy a wine tasting with award winning Esk Valley Wine at KenKora
As well as other tantilising events combine to make up a delectable serving of enjoyment for all ages.
Taranaki is a place with a mountain as its heart – Mount Taranaki has a ring plain of rich volcanic soil, patterned with hundreds of rivers and streams. Many of these waterways flow into the Tasman Sea, which pounds Taranaki’s vast stretches of rugged coastline. It is also one of the only places you can surf and ski in the space of one day!
Due to our warm temperatures, high sunshine hours and good rainfall, gardens and parks flourish in our region. As a result Taranaki has some of the best public and private gardens on offer in New Zealand, including more Gardens of National and Regional Significance than any other region.
Festival visitors can experience a diverse events programme, an exclusive landscape design project, guided walks, a garden speaker series and more!
To request a free festival programme, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the festival office on 0800 746 363.View Map
Cnr of Brougham and Powerderham Street
New Plymouth, 4310
26th October - 4th November
Opening and closing hours for each garden vary and these are listed in the programme. Most gardens operate between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm
You can pre-purchase tickets at official ticket outlets, or at any of our festival gardens.
You can purchase as many tickets as you need and there is no booking fee! We encourage pre-purchasing tickets so that our gardeners are free to walk and talk you around their gardens.
Each garden is $5, $10 or $15. Tickets are sold in $5 denominations Children 12 and under, free.
0800 746 363.