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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 November 2021 10am-4pm
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.
50 amazing artists will be installing their creations in the Gardens, transforming it into a truly magical place to visi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.