Taranaki Garden Festival

Taranaki Region

Fri 30th Oct - Sun 8 Nov 2020

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Ticketing: Public

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CSC Parking available at select participating gardens
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This is the year of the garden — gardens have soothed our minds, nourished our bodies and have been a therapeutic activity while we take our minds off other matters. This spring our 40 glorious gardens will be primed and ready for you to visit, and they will be the most spectacular ever.

Our 33rd festival is set to allow you to learn, be excited or spend leisure time in a beautiful outdoor space. Our festival is the perfect place to pause, relax and appreciate nature. We have four new gardens for you to visit in the 10-day celebration and a blooming events calendar to take you on a journey around the maunga to discover Taranaki. Food production is strong in the province and many of our award-winning eateries will be creating seasonal dishes using botanical ingredients for your friends and family.

Garden to Plate with Lynda Hallinan at Mitre 10 will serve up answers to all your gardening questions; you can create botanical jewellery and indulge your indoor plant addiction at Flora and Co.

This year the garden festival is excited to partner with the Taranaki Arts Trail, both festivals opening over the same weekend and presenting a dual programme. The Taranaki Arts Trail is a vibrant and dynamic annual event, you'll enjoy the unique opportunity of being able to meet artists in their studios and workshops, for free!

You can expect a diverse array of cultural and creative work on display, with both nationally and internationally recognised artists throughout the whole Taranaki region!



Garden Entry and Events Tickets are now Available!

The 2020 Taranaki Garden Festival presents an inspiring mixture of award-winning gardens, parks, and open spaces from around the region

The stars of the 10-day festival are the glorious private gardens Taranaki has to offer, open exclusively for the festival.
Meet the owners and be inspired and informed by their garden creations.

We encourage you to pre-purchase tickets so that our gardeners are free to walk and talk.


Check out a full directory of the participating gardens - Click Here


Enticing events await! Take your pick - Click Here

Download your full festival program

Download and view HERE

Our festival programme and map are designed to help you explore our beautiful gardens, art studios and other regional attractions with ease!

Our festival team can send you a free Taranaki Garden Festival 2020 programme and map so you can plan your itinerary before you arrive!

In the meantime, you can read all about our gardens and events in our new digital programme.

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

Overnight parking for Certified Self Contained motorhomes and caravans is available at a selection of the festival's participating campgrounds, check out a full listing of the gardens here - look for the distinct NZMCA 'wing' logo on the garden's profile page that indicates if parking is available.

Please make arrangements with the individual garden owners you wish to stay with - note they will alll have individual requirements.

Below is a list of all the gardens currently offering overnight parking: