Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival


Fri 28th Oct - Sun 6 Nov 2022

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Multiple locations around Taranaki
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The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is being presented for the 18th time in 2022 from 28th Oct - 6th Nov. This year, with more than 40 gardens throughout the region.

We often get asked why Taranaki presents two garden festivals at the same time. The easy answer is that we have so many gardens worthy of attention, but there’s more to it than that.

In 2005 the Taranaki Garden Trust was formed to present real gardens created by real people. This is where we differ from the philosophy and focus of the parallel event. The gardens you will find in the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival are unashamedly honest and real, and each garden tells an impressive story of passion, energy and effort.

We offer a large variety of gardens that range from those that are picture perfect to those that are practical and achievable. This spectrum of gardens are chosen by design. We want you to go away brimming with inspiration and the knowledge that you too can create your own garden of delight regardless of the time, money, or space you have to hand.

Just as important as the gardens are the gardeners behind them and the Trust seeks to celebrate their passion and achievement. That’s why we encourage you to meet the gardeners, share their stories, and learn from their adventures.

We’re committed to keeping things personal, and accessible. Entry to any of our gardens is $2.00, as it was when we started 18 festivals ago. We acknowledge and thank all the supporters, volunteers, gardeners and others at the Fringe who have contributed their time and energy to what we do and to allow us to keep prices at that level.

Welcome to the 2022 Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival. We’re incredibly proud to be different, and to have been so from the outset.

We thank you for your support and invite you to discover, share, and enjoy our real gardens for (and by) real people.

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival Friday 28th October – Sunday 6th November 2022.

Real Gardens for Real People

Check them ALL out HERE

$2pp payable at each garden entrance. No dogs are to be brought through the gardens.

Website: www.taranakigardens.co.nz

Facebook: Facebook.com/TaranakiFringeGardenFestival/

Instagram: Instagram.com/taranakifringegardenfestival/

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking at the Gardens

Overnight parking for Certified Self Contained Motorhomes and Caravans has been organised with the owners of the below gardens. 

Please contact and make arrangements with the owners of each garden you'd like to stay at in advance to reserve the limited spaces available for overnight parking. No dogs are to be brought through the gardens.

WINDSONG (BELL BLOCK RURAL), Marion & Gavin Struthers, 06 755 0168 / 021 134 5293, [email protected], 82 Airport Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth.

CAMTIKI COUNTRY LODGE (OPUNAKE RURAL), Colleen & Mike Starsmore, 0274 856 254 (Colleen) / 0275 222 242 (Mike), [email protected] , 692 Patiki Road, RD 32, Te Kiri, Opunake 

RIVERBEND (EGMONT VILLAGE  RURAL), Maureen & Danny Bonner, 027 427 10720, [email protected]  67 Tape Road, Hillsborough, New Plymouth

LIMA HEIGHTS (TIKORANGI), Janet & Leonard Hawley, 027 807 2652, 83 Tikorangi Road East, Tikorangi, 

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS (STRATFORD RURAL) - a Place Of Interest, Pennie Sands,  (06) 764 6133, [email protected]  1103 Opunake Road, Stratford.  Parking in the shop carpark, must contact Pennie on arrival as gates are locked at night.

JERSEY LANE (LEPPERTON RURAL), Faye & Ivan Phipps, 06 752 0878 / 021 161 7245, 651 Mountain Road, SH3A, Lepperton.

CREEKSIDE GARDEN (INGLEWOOD RURAL), Liz & Leo Bennett 027 466 2939, [email protected], 48 Lepper Road Upper, Inglewood.