Taranaki Garden Festival

Taranaki Region

Fri 29th Oct - Sun 7 Nov 2021

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Ticketing: Public

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CSC Parking available at select participating gardens
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The choice is yours – gardens, art, backyards!

Welcome to Taranaki for a 10-day celebration of the best we have to offer this spring – gardens, art and events. This booklet is jam-packed with maps, activities, glorious gardens, bountiful backyards and astonishing artists.

TAFT, turning 30 this year, presents the garden festival with heart-felt thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Our treasured gardeners are looking forward to the 34th festival just as much as you—our visitors. All around Taranaki Maunga, garden owners enjoy the conversations, the connections and the joy of sharing their lovingly tended properties with you, our welcome guests.

New visitors and long-time festival fans will be wowed by the variety on offer. Country, cottage, sub-tropical, sustainable, vegetable, native, formal… there is something for everyone in the programme. 

Make sure that you pre-purchase your garden festival tickets this year, giving our gardeners more time to walk and talk with visitors during the festival. Tickets are available from official ticket outlets online by clicking the Buy Tickets or from the TAFT office.

Purchase your Garden Entry Tickets Now

Pre-purchase tickets so that our gardeners are free to walk and talk. Tickets are available from official ticket outlets, online or from the TAFT office. Each garden has nominated their charge of one, two or three tickets. Tickets are sold in $5 denominations. Free entry for children 12 and under.

Get your Tickets Now



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

(The programme is near the bottom of the Tarankai Garden Festival's website)

Our festival programme and map are designed to help you explore our beautiful gardens, art studios and other regional attractions with ease! We can send you a free Taranaki Garden Festival 2021 programme and map so you can plan your itinerary before you arrive!

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: