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Tai Tapu Garden Tour Hosted Tour 21 November, Gardens, art and a fete all in one day! This event wit us is all booked out.

New Zealand gardeners are amongst the luckiest on the planet. Nowhere else in the world offers such as amazing range of plants, thriving in an area so easily accessible to the visitor. In such a young country New Zealanders have a fresh innovative approach to the garden tradition. On these tours you have maximum enjoyment without having to do any of the hard work associated with creating these wonderful gardens. 

Experience Canterbury Gardens With Taste of Life Tours: Taking your smile places.

Taste of Life Tours Showing off the best of Canterbury and beyond Gardens to you.

We have Garden Tour Packages or we can do Custom tour to suit you tell us the types of garden/ art / architecture you want to see and we will do the organising for you, it’s my passion. We will pick you up at your door and I organise a picnic for you! All you need to do is sit back and enjoy.  

People are at the heart of everything we do and we love to help you create enduring memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Talk to us or browse about customising a tour that truly reflect our unique beauty, culture and passion of our region. Our catered tours also highlight the bountiful local produce from Canterbury. 

Your Host Kristin is outgoing and engaging, she’s an expert at making her guests feel taken care of and ensuring they have fun. With a genuine enthusiasm for meeting new people, Kristin loves to share her knowledge of the region and she can’t wait to introduce you to all her favourite Gardens

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Event Owner / Organiser



Event Details

027 222 1796
Contact Person
Kristin Kinney
Whether it’s for fun, education, or escape, Taste of Life Tours will arrange a well organised and hassle-free tour for your group. We are available for day, evening and overnight hosted tours from one to nine people in our comfortable vehicles.
With Taste of Life Tours, you get a Tour Guide, door to door transport, lunch and personal service for up to nine people. Prices vary depending on the number of people booked and start from $164 per person.
Brochure Available?
Yes we are able to post out a brochure.
Most venues have toilet facilities.
Food Available
We can arrange food for our tours.
Most gardens have seating around their grounds.
Wheelchair Access
This can vary garden to garden, check with me first.
Plants/Other Sales
You are most welcome to make purchases.
Guided Tours
Most garden owners are happy to show you around their gardens.
Other Facilities

Special interest tours are tailored to your specific requirements and we are happy to accommodate any request, we’ll help you plan, and let us use our networks to open exclusive doors for you and your group.

Wine tours – Canterbury is one of the premier wine growing regions in the South Island. Head to Waipara to discover their unique sub-climate, or stop by one of the regions original vineyards just south of Christchurch – or head further afield to discover the wine growing regions of Otago.
Art and garden tours – Taste of Life has exclusive access to a range of private gardens
Selwyn and further abroad – site seeing, short walks, or discovery
Farm and technology tours, Group lunches and dinners, Shows and events.