Celebrating the beauty and diversity of the region's gardens and the creativity of its artists. Visit up to 70 gardens and meet more than 100 magnificent artists.
50 amazing artists will be installing their creations in the Gardens, transforming it into a truly magical place to visit.
Described as "real gardens for real people". Among the 61 gardens and places of interest for visitors to see there are eight new private gardens, three returning after a break, six public gardens entered and three new places of interest. Tickets $2 pp/garden
Festival Hub - courtyard White Hart Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki
NZ's longest lasting garden festival. Showcasing 40 gardens in a wide variety of styles - formal, cottage, tropical, native.... plus 30 sustainable backyards are in the festival. A great opportunity to see the work of people dedicated to self-sufficiency and healthy living.
NZ's premier garden event, was dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. Celebrating Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with a range of garden tours, workshops and social events.
Full and half day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of town to breath-taking country estates. Workshops provide the opportunity to brush up on skills and horticultural knowledge with experts from New Zealand and overseas.
A self-drive event for gardeners and island visitors - 9 great gardens, plenty of workshops and demonstrations, Ngaio's Plant Sale (Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm) and the Sundowner Garden event on Saturday from 4 pm to Sunset.
The Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Jassy Dean Trust which supports sick children and their families on Waiheke Island.
This two day, self-drive garden tour features 10 beautiful and unique gardens from around Wairarapa. The Tour is a major fundraiser for Pukaha Mt Bruce, allowing the centre to continue its vital work of conservation and restoration of our native flora and fauna.
The ten gardens for this year provide a range of experiences, including cottage gardens, farm gardens, Hydrangeas, garden art, vege gardens, lovely trees.
Round Pond, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
In support of Cranford Hospice, over 70 artists exhibit in the garden of Mike and Julie Russell, Round Pond.
The 4 hectare garden comprises of one hectare of intensively planted hedges, garden rooms, perennial borders and rose plantings. The balance encompasses specimen trees, olive trees, buxus and topiary features, a 200 metre expanse of poppies and wildflowers in the spring and early summer, and the round pond.
A biennial event. In 2018 it showcased 20 gardens of outstanding quality, most of them new to the tour. The 3 main areas were centrally in Kamo, along the coast to Whangarei Heads and Waipu. Bus tours to Waipu gardens were available.