Thank you to our 2019 gardeners and visitors we hope to see you next year!

  • Luncheon en Blanc with Kate Hillier

    Luncheon en Blanc with Kate Hillier

    The dress code is all white for this fabulous Luncheon en Blanc. Enjoy three courses, wine matching from Mike Radich and hear how to achieve an award winning garden from horticulturist Kate Hillier.

  • Mitre 10 Flora and Fauna

    Mitre 10 Flora and Fauna

    Join us for a night of celebration at this year’s garden gala event of the festival - the Mitre 10 - Flora and Fauna.This luxurious botanical inspired event is sure to be the highlight of your festival calendar!

29. Mary’s Place

Take one step into Mary’s Place and you’ll be dazzled by colour, form and fascinating plants. This highly detailed and immaculate town garden reflects the lifelong gardening experience of Mary, who has been part of the festival since its inception in 1987. Read More >

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16. Himalayan Garden of Tranquillity

Most people would not have thought that this exposed, challenging hill-top site would work so well! Read More >

16. Himalayan Garden of Tranquillity

Most people would not have thought that this exposed, challenging hill-top site would work so well! Read More >

36. Greenhills

This is a floral artist’s garden that cleverly incorporates a mixed perennial garden, shrubbery and a rockery with a bounty of treasures. Read More >

36. Greenhills

This is a floral artist’s garden that cleverly incorporates a mixed perennial garden, shrubbery and a rockery with a bounty of treasures. Read More >

40. Stanleigh Garden

This peaceful country garden, with stunning views to both the coast and the mountain, uses its elevated position to grow splendid hybrid rhododendrons that flower throughout the spring. Read More >

40. Stanleigh Garden

This peaceful country garden, with stunning views to both the coast and the mountain, uses its elevated position to grow splendid hybrid rhododendrons that flower throughout the spring. Read More >

Kia ora and welcome to the 2019 Taranaki Garden Festival

It never ceases to amaze me the unwavering passion that flourishes among all of our proud gardeners. They really do work year round to prepare their properties for our visitors. So on behalf of them, I welcome you to the
32nd Taranaki Garden Festival for 2019.

From around the maunga, Taranaki will be serving up an assortment of gardens for you to feast your eyes on. We’ve kept the ‘Vegetable’ category on the plate and brought back the popular ‘Art in Gardens’ for you to
savour.

Our events programme is as stimulating as ever with the return of favourites with twists of added excitement. Twilight in Te Henui, Forgotten 43 Brewing Tour & Tasting and the Luncheon en Blanc with award-winning flower
show judge Kate Hillier

There’s also a chance to dance and dress in the allure, romance and frivolity of the garden gala themed event Mitre 10 - Flora and Fauna. Make sure you book your tickets early so you don’t miss
out.

Lastly, we could not do any of this without the wonderful and generous support of our funders and sponsors. A sincere thank you to all of you who have supported this festival as it turns 32.

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Taranaki.

Taranaki Garden Festival Manager
Tetsu Garnett

Enticing Events

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Luncheon en Blanc

The dress code is all white for this fabulous Luncheon en Blanc. Enjoy three courses, wine matching from Mike Radich and hear how to achieve an award-winning garden from horticulturist Kate Hillier. Read More >

Flower Crown Workshop

Grab a friend and come along to this fun hands-on afternoon and create your own beautiful fresh flower crown. Read More >

Mitre 10 - Flora and Fauna

Join us for a night of celebration at this year’s garden gala event of the festival - the Mitre 10 - Flora and Fauna. Read More >

Twilight in Te Henui

Set just inside the gates of Te Henui Cemetery, amongst the picturesque historical grounds is Te Henui Chapel. With 360 degree windows this state-of-the-art venue will host this year’s gin in the garden outing. Last year this event sold out in rapid timing. Read More >

Juno Gin Distillery Tour

The Juno Gin team are offering an opportunity to come and meet the makers at their New Plymouth distillery. The tour will give you a welcome cocktail, a behind-the-scenes look at how gin is made, the key botanicals, and glorious tastings of a range of their gins, including the yet-to-be-released Ltd Ed 2019 Spring Gin. Read More >

Hamden Estate Winery Tasting

An intimate evening of wine and fine food awaits you at Tairoa Lodge. Winemaker David Iggulden from Hamden Estate in Martinborough will introduce four wines with four delicious courses from Tairoa Lodge. Read More >

Garden Speaker Series

Hear expert planting advice from Chris as he tours you through his inner city garden Read More >

See Jenny’s demonstration on how she creates her remarkable hanging baskets. Read More >

Otari Native Botanic Garden Manager (Rewi Elliot) and Curator (Finn Michalak) share their experience of collecting and cultivating threatened native plants. Read More >

Latest News

A Family Affair

A Family Affair
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The Twilight Garden

The Twilight Garden
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Taking Flowers to the Grave

Taking Flowers to the Grave
NZ Gardener, August 2019 

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