The 2017 festival gardens and programme will be revealed in July 2017.
Our programme for 2016 was a fusion of some of the greater pleasures of life: gardens, food and art combined to make up a delectable serving of enjoyment for all ages.
Taranaki is a place with a mountain as its heart – Mount Taranaki has a ring plain of rich volcanic soil, patterned with hundreds of rivers and streams. Many of these waterways flow into the Tasman Sea, which pounds Taranaki’s vast stretches of rugged coastline. It is also one of the only places you can surf and ski in the space of one afternoon!
Due to our warm temperatures, high sunshine hours and good rainfall, gardens and parks flourish in our region. As a result Taranaki has some of the best public and private gardens on offer in New Zealand, including more Gardens of National and Regional Significance than any other region. The annual ten day festival is the longest running garden festival in the country and showcases some of New Zealand’s most stunning private and public gardens.
Festival visitors experienced a diverse events programme, an exclusive landscape design project, guided walks, a garden celebrity speaker series and more!