Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular


Festival location

The Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular festival gardens are located all around the beautiful Taranaki region.  You can find the locations of all of our stunning gardens in our free programme or alternately you can view them here on our website.

Festival events

An exciting events programme is presented alongside our richly assorted gardens to offer up a tasteful experience for all.  From workshops, guest speakers, tours and guided walks, there is something for everyone. 

Opening hours

Garden open times vary depending on the garden, but most gardens are open between 9:00am-5:30pm. To find out the exact opening and closing times of the gardens you plan to visit please refer to your programme.

Free festival programme

Every year we produce a wonderful full colour festival programme.  The programme is easy to use and all of our gardens are listed by region which makes planning your itinerary easy.  Our programme is available for free and comes complete with a pull out map that has all of the festival gardens located on it.  To order your email us at enquiries@gardenfest.co.nz or phone 0800 746 363, 2017 festival programmes will be distributed at the end of July 2017. The festival website is also compatible with your mobile phone. 

Ticket prices

Our garden entry tickets are $5 each and our festival gardens are priced in $5 denominations.  Entry into our festival gardens will vary between $5, $10 or $15, depending on the garden, with some gardens having free entry.  Tickets are universal; you simply need to have the right denomination of garden entry tickets per garden. Please note that un-used tickets are non-refundable.

How to purchase tickets

Tickets are available to purchase online , come july 2017, or alternatively you can purchase them via a phone order on 0800 746 363, or via our registered ticket outlets (see below). Otherwise tickets are available for purchase from all of our festival gardens during the festival.

Postage of tickets is $3 for purchases up to $20 and purchases over $20 will be charged at a courier rate of $7.

2016 Ticket outlets

New Plymouth i-SITE 
Stratford Info Centre & i-SITE, Stratford
South Taranaki i-SITE, Hawera
Waitara Library & Service Centre, Waitara
Inglewood Information Centre, Inglewood
Inglewood Library & Service Centre, Inglewood
Oakura Information Plus The Crafty Fox, Oakura 
Opunake Library Plus, Opunake 
Big Jims Garden Centre, New Plymouth 
Mitre 10 Mega NP 5 Vickers Road, New Plymouth 
Palmers Garden Centre, New Plymouth 
Fairfields Country Garden Centre, New Plymouth 
The Festival Office (TAFT) Cnr Powderham & Brougham Sts New Plymouth
The Festival Hub Whitehart Hotel Courtyard, Queen Str New Plymouth
Jones & Sandford Mitre 10, New Plymouth
Masters Mitre 10, Stratford
Garden Edge Centre, Hawera


Children 12 years of age and under have free entry with a paying adult.


The Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular does not offer refunds on unused tickets.  


Not all gardens in the festival are wheelchair or mobility scooter friendly.  All gardens that are highly accessible will have this logo (logo) next to them in our programme or online directory. If you have questions regarding accessibility to a particular garden you should give the garden a call.


Other than disability assist dogs, dogs are not permitted in the private gardens.  Some of the public gardens listed in our programme do allow dogs to enter them if on a lead.  Please contact the individual gardens in question to check on their policy.

Food and drink

Some of our festival gardens have tea and coffee facilities available.  Any garden that has this facility available will have the following logo against them (logo)


Accommodation in Taranaki during the time of the festival gets booked up fairly quickly.  To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book yours early.  There is plenty of choice available throughout the region.  Some accommodations outlets are listed in our free programme.  For any help securing your accommodation during the festival, we highly recommend you contact our Puke Ariki i-site and they will be happy to help you.  Click here for more information.