Garden Shows & Events

Motueka Garden Trail

16-17 October 2021
Visit beautiful gardens around the Motueka area. All proceeds to the Motueka Toy Library.

Hurunui Garden Festival

28 October - 31 October 2021

Hurunui District

Visit private gardens, historic homes, and artists from Amberley to Gore Bay, and Waikari to Hanmer Springs, many within one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport. This year for the first time walk inside some of Hurunui’s outstanding historic homesteads. Plus a showcase of local artists. Lynda Hallinan will also be speaking.

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Sculpture in the Gardens

20 November 2021 - 6 March 2022

The Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

Sculpture in the Gardens is run by the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens and hosted by Auckland Botanic Gardens. It is held every second summer. There is also a permanent collection on display. This year 20 works will be exhibited from  30 artists

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Sculpture On Shore

30 October - 14  November 2021

O Peretu Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Devonport, Auckland

The 13th biennial exhibition will show case around 100 large scale, diverse and interactive sculptures by established and emerging artists from all over New Zealand. One of the largest fundraising events for Women’s Refuge NZ.

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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

29 October - 7  November 2021

Described as "real gardens for real people". Featuring  more than 40 gardens. Every year the selection includes new private gardens, some stunning gardens returning after a break and four public gardens . Tickets $2 pp/garden

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

Taranaki Garden Festival

29 October - 7  November 2021

Festival Hub - courtyard White Hart Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki

NZ's longest lasting garden festival. Showcasing approximately 40 gardens in a wide variety of styles - formal, cottage, tropical, native.... plus   Sustainable Backyards Trail and Taranaki Arts Trail are in the festival. Official launch 14 July 2021

 Taranaki Garden Festival

Rapaura Springs Bloom in the Boom

4 - 7 November 2021Cancelled


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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Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour

November 6-7 2021

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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Gisborne Garden & Arts Festival

6-7 November 2021

Showcasing 20 gardens in the Gisborne region and featuring talented artists. Garden Fete on Sunday 7th November with stalls of plants,  wooden tables and planters and art with food available.

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Katikati Garden Ramble

6-7 November 2021

Up the Garden Path, Katikati's garden ramble features 23 gardens on display in both urban and rural settings. Organised by Rotary.

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Rotorua Festival of Gardens

12-14 November 2021


Explore more than 45 gardens. Around half of the gardens are new to the Festival and many are within the Rotorua suburban area. Some will offer refreshments, entertainment and plants for sale.


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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

10-14 November 2021

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.


Coatsville Garden Ramble

12 November 2021 10am-4pm

Visit six gardens in beautiful Coatesville of regional and national significance. All funds raised goes towards Glaucoma NZ Awareness and other Albany Rotary Community Projects

The Mangawhai Garden Ramble

13-14 November 2021

Details of gardens on display to be confirmed  in the 2021 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

12-21 November 2021
Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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

Art in the Garden

13-14 November 2021

38 Pauls Rd, Whanganui East, Whanganui

Hosted by the Whanganui Potters' Studio enjoy a wander around pottery and garden art stalls. Refreshments, plants etc also for sale. Free entry.

St Andrews Garden and Art Trail

November 20-21 2021


Showcasing up to 25 town and country gardens in and around Taupo.

St Andrew's Church in Taupo is bringing back the ever-popular garden walks – this time with a whole lot more hoop-la, bebop, outside action and indoor entertainment. Think festival, flavours, art, music and fabulous flowers. 

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Cambridge Garden Festival

21 November 2021

Details of gardens to be confirmed. There will also be a special Behind the Scenes Tour (for a small extra cost). This event is a Rotary charity fund raiser.

Cambridge Garden Festival

Sculpture on the Peninsula

Now 28-30 January 2022

Banks Peninsula

This biennial event is the South Island's largest sculpture exhibition . Contemporary work from over 70 artists will be on show and for sale at historic Loudon Farm. Artists include Paul Dibble, Hannah Kidd, Jeff Thompson, Graham Bennett and Alison Erikson. Originally scheduled for Nov 2021, delayed due to Covid.

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Hamilton Gardens Art Festival

TBC Late February 2022

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is the Waikato’s premier arts event. This vibrant outdoor festival showcases an exciting collection of the region’s creative community and a curated selection of national and international touring shows, all set within the stunning backdrop of the Hamilton Gardens.

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Sculpture on the Gulf

4-20 March 2022
Waiheke Island

New Zealand’s foremost outdoor sculpture exhibition aims to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of New Zealanders and visitors by creating opportunities for people to experience the power and beauty of contemporary sculpture in the landscape. 

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Waiheke Garden Festival

TBC November 2022
Waiheke Island, Auckland

A self-drive event for gardeners and island visitors. Taking a break in 2021. Will be back in 2022.

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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Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

TBC November 2022

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of the region's gardens and the creativity of its artists. The 2020 festival included  70  gardens and the opportunity to meet more than 100 artists. 

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Whangarei Garden Discovery

TBC November 2022

A biennial event. In 2020 16 fabulous gardens to visit with 17 artists exhibiting their original garden art - all for sale. 

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