Garden Shows & Events

Oakvale Garden Tour

October 12, 2019 10am– 4pm

12 South Lynn Rd, Titirangi

Tour this acclaimed Titirangi garden during the height of spring. It was the creation of Craig Thorburn over 35 years ago. The garden is divided into a number of themed rooms; the palm garden, the Singaporean inspired garden, the citrus walk and native garden down by the stream. The garden contains a number of sculptures. All proceeds go to support Rainbow Youth.


Coatsville Garden Ramble

10 November 2019 10am-4pm

Visit six park-like gardens in beautiful Coatesville. Two of the gardens have been recognized by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as 4 or 5 star gardens and as being of Significance to New Zealand. All funds raised goes towards Glaucoma NZ Awareness and other Albany Rotary Community Projects

The Mangawhai Garden Ramble

16-17 November 2019

17 beautiful gardens  on display in the 2019 Mangawhai Garden Ramble, a fundraiser for  the Mangawhai Kindergarten and Mangawhai Playgroup. Each year the selection of gardens varies in size, style and age, with several featuring special attractions such as ponds, water features, artwork and historic buildings.


Sculpture Northland

November 8-17 2019

Whangarei Quarry Gardens

50 amazing artists will be installing their creations in the Gardens, transforming it into a truly magical place to visit.

Gala Opening Thursday 7 November (tickets strictly limited $65). Friday 8th to Sunday 17th 9am -5pm. Tickets $10

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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

1 - 10 November 2019

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

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

Taranaki Garden Festival

1 - 10 November 2019

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.  

Taranaki Garden Festival

Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough

7 - 10 November 2019


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.

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Waiheke Garden Festival

9-10 November 2019
Waiheke Island, Auckland

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. 

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Wairarapa Garden Tour

November 9-10 2019

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.

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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

11-15 November 2020

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.

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Whangarei Garden Discovery

 November 2020

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.


NZ Flower and Garden Show

November 27 -  December 1, 2019

Trusts Arena, Auckland

The New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, the 2nd North Island based international flower and garden show, will be a celebration of modern horticulture and design and will provide visitors of all ages an array of things to do and see.

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Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival

 November 2020

Festival Hub - "Bloom in the Bay", Historic Village, Tauranga

Showcasing 70 gardens and 50+ artists displaying their work in the gardens and galleries through Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty. 1 or 4 day passes, transport available.