Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival


Fri 1st - Sun 10 Nov 2024

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Ticketing: Public

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Multiple locations around Taranaki
New Zealand

Welcome to the 2024 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 20th time in 2024 from 1-10 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 20 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 1-10 November 2024

Real Gardens for Real People

Check all the gardens out HERE (2024 gardens will be released soon!)

$2 entry fee 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

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.

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.

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

HILLTOP GARDEN (STRATFORD RURAL), Ruth Taunt 027 687 2579, [email protected], 388 Waingongoro Road, R.D. 21,  Stratford (12km from Stratford).

JERSEY LANE (LEPPERTON RURAL), Faye & Ivan Phipps, 021 161 7245[email protected] 651 Mountain Road, SH3A, Lepperton

HIKURANGI (OKATO RURAL), Maureen Brophy 027 452 5583[email protected] 143 Upper Newall Road, Okato.

Noel Leeming
Noel Leeming