Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail Official launch 15 July 2021
Our festival programme and map are designed to help you explore our beautiful gardens, art studios and other regional attractions with ease!
Once the 2021 festival officially launches, our festival team will send you a free Taranaki Garden Festival 2021 programme and map so you can plan your itinerary before you arrive!
Basking in the success of the 2020 Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail, festival organisers for both events are delighted to announce the two will combine again in 2021 to present a dual programme.
Taranaki will again showcase internationally recognised artists and gardens, throughout our 10-day festival spectacular.
The Taranaki Garden Festival has been welcoming visitors for over three decades. Next year will see the festival celebrate its 34th year - one of the longest-running festivals in New Zealand - and the Taranaki Arts Trail, considered as pioneering the development of art tourism in the region will enjoy its eighth year of open artist studios.
The symbiotic relationship between both our festivals and the widely popular 2020 event will now see the Taranaki Arts Trail, adopting the Spring dates and increasing the event from one weekend to two in 2021.
With international borders being closed for most of 2020, we were delighted with many New Zealanders taking the opportunity to #DoSomethingNewNZ
Combining the festivals presented a gateway opportunity for the domestic visitor to enjoy the attractions of the region and promoting an increased awareness of all that our region has to offer.
Many of the 40 gardeners and 86 artists agree that 2020 was significantly busier than usual and that the collaboration brought an astonishing number of new visitors to the region for the 10-day event.
Planning is already underway for 2021, both the garden festival and the art trail have been meeting new gardeners and artists who have expressed interest in being part of the 2021 programme. Which will mean even more variety for you our festival visitors.
The Taranaki Garden Festival will run from 29 October - 7 November, with the Taranaki Arts Trail open weekends of 29-31 October and 5-7 November, with artist workshops available during the week also.
History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera. Read More >
What an incredible 10 days of glorious garden and events, on behalf of our festival and gardening whanau we want to thank you for making our 33rd festival one to remember!
Planning has already begun for 2021, we cannot wait to celebrate spring in Taranaki with you in again.
So, save the date 29 October - 7 November.
See you in the gardens!
Puketarata Garden lies inside an outer rampart of the historic Puketarata pā site, one of a number in the valley
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