Garden Shows & Events

Hurunui Garden Festival

29 October - 1 November 2020

Hurunui District

Visit private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, and Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport. Two self-drive tours; the return of Hidden Gems from the Lowry Hills to the Sea and a new Waipara Gorge tour, Mysteries of the Waipara Gorge – Iron Sculpture, Concretions and Moa Bones where visitors will get to view and learn about the geologically rich landscape. 

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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

30 October - 8  November 2020

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

30 October - 8 November 2020

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

5 - 8 November 2020


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

7-8 November 2020
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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Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour

November 7-8 2020

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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Franklin Garden Ramble

14-15 November 2020

South Auckland

Enjoy rare access to 15 charming private town & country gardens, a fundraising event for Franklin Hospice.  Gardens include Jack Hobb's Mauku garden. You can also do some shopping amongst numerous stallholders at the Christmas market at one of the gardens.

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Waitoki Garden Tour

14 November 2020
Tour up to 10 local Waitoki gardens, from cottage to Italian styled gardens during their peak blooming season. Ticket includes transport from Waitoki School to the local gardens, tea/coffee and a sweet treat. Shuttles run from 9am til 4pm. Hop on and off at your leisure.

The Mangawhai Garden Ramble

14-15 November 2020

A record 28 beautiful gardens (13 new to the ramble)  on display in the 2020 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.


Art in the Garden

14-15 November 2020

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.

Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

19 - 22 November 2020

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. 

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Whangarei Garden Discovery

21-22 November 2020

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

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Cambridge Garden Festival

November 2021

Unfortunately cancelled in 2020 due to Covid. We look forward to seeing its return in 2021.

Cambridge Garden Festival

Sculpture Northland

November 2021
Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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

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