Welcome to the 2023 Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival. We’re incredibly proud to be different, and to have been so from the outset.
The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is being presented for the 19th time in 2023 from 27 Oct - 5 Nov. This year, featuring more than 40 of Taranaki’s most beautiful gardens
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. 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 19 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.
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 27 October – 5 November 2023.
Real Gardens for Real People
Check all the gardens out HERE
$2pp payable at each garden entrance. No dogs are to be brought through 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.
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.
ORCHARD INN, Aileen & Kev Taylor, 136 Paraite Road, Bell Block Ph 027 244 6516, email: [email protected]
HILLTOP GARDEN (STRATFORD RURAL), Ruth Taunt 027 687 2579, [email protected], 388 Waingongoro Road, R.D. 21, Stratford (12km from Stratford).