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.
Described as "real gardens for real people". In 2020 61 gardens and places of interest for visitors to see including 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 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.
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.
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.
50 amazing artists will be installing their creations in the Gardens, transforming it into a truly magical place to visi
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.
12 November 2021 10am-4pm
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.