10 Days of Glorious Gardens and Exciting Events around Taranaki Get Tickets

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.

Taranaki Garden Festival 2020 Digital Programme

We are thrilled to launch the 33rd Taranaki Garden Festival 2020

 

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! Download your digital festival programme and start planning your festival itinerary, and for further details head to our Festival Information page 

Taranaki is the destination this spring, find out about all the things you can see and do while you are here on our Visit Taranaki page,  we welcome all of you to our 33rd festival!

 

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Taranaki.

Tetsu Garnett

Taranaki Garden Festival Manager

 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.

1. Tikorangi The Jury Garden

Opening for the first time in seven years, Tikorangi is one of the few inter-generational gardens in NZ with the oldest trees dating back to 1870 and main areas actively gardened for 70 years. Read More >

Featured Gardens

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2. Waiongana Gardens

This 4 hectare garden bound by the Waiongana River has many varied spaces, a Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Redwoods, Native River Walk, log walls and a developing produce area to name but a few. Read More >

2. Waiongana Gardens

This 4 hectare garden bound by the Waiongana River has many varied spaces, a Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Redwoods, Native River Walk, log walls and a developing produce area to name but a few. Read More >

4. Pukemiro

This 4.5-hectare farm and retreat is teeming with a variety of vegetables and fruit trees. Read More >

4. Pukemiro

This 4.5-hectare farm and retreat is teeming with a variety of vegetables and fruit trees. Read More >

3. Winlea Acre

An immaculate award-winning open-style garden that boasts a huge lawn with plantings on either side. Read More >

3. Winlea Acre

An immaculate award-winning open-style garden that boasts a huge lawn with plantings on either side. Read More >

Enticing Events

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Indoor Plant Styling

Learn how to create inspiring living green spaces within your home. From selecting the perfect plant to suit its growing environment, to mastering the skill of plant design with layers & textures Read More >

Discover Taranaki Events

A collection of 7 different events and experience to choose from! Will you go on a coach tour of gardens and gin makers? Take an art class, or get up close with fluffy alpacas? Read More >

Garden Festival Botanical Jewellery Workshop

Founded by practising jewellers Jennifer Laracy and Sam Kelly, The Jewel and the Jeweller is a New Plymouth-based contemporary workshop which also sells stunning works crafted by leading New Zealand artists. Read More >

Garden to Plate With Lynda Hallinan

Join Mitre 10 MEGA New Plymouth and guest speaker Lynda Hallinan, former NZ Gardener editor, author, broadcaster, part-time farmer, occasional farmer’s market stallholder and mad keen gardener.

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Mitre 10 Garden Speaker Series

Puketarata Garden lies inside an outer rampart of the historic Puketarata pā site, one of a number in the valley
region. Read More >

Join Dee for a walk and talk around her resilient foodscape. Read More >

Hanging baskets are fun and simple to do if you follow a few basic rules. Read More >