Garden Shows & Events

Hurunui Garden Festival

28 October - 31 October 2021

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

29 October - 7  November 2021

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

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 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.

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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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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.


Art in the Garden

TBC 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.

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

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

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

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

TBC 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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