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  • 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!

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1. Waiongana Gardens

Originally inspired by European design this 4 hectare garden bound by the Waiongana River has been evolving over the last 10 years. Read More >

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12. Ngā Manu Garden

Ngā Manu (Bird Garden) is a new garden in development. There is a male giant ginkgo tree, a variety of camellia trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons. Read More >

12. Ngā Manu Garden

Ngā Manu (Bird Garden) is a new garden in development. There is a male giant ginkgo tree, a variety of camellia trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons. Read More >

23. The van der Poel Garden

Just 30 minutes’ drive from New Plymouth, this large spacious country garden originated with an emphasis on vegetables, fruit trees, beehives and livestock. Read More >

23. The van der Poel Garden

Just 30 minutes’ drive from New Plymouth, this large spacious country garden originated with an emphasis on vegetables, fruit trees, beehives and livestock. Read More >

20. Roebuck Farm

An international beacon for modelling sustainability, traditional growing principles and innovation. Read More >

20. Roebuck Farm

An international beacon for modelling sustainability, traditional growing principles and innovation. 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

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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 >

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

See how soil is built by layering carbon and nitrogen layers from waste materials from the home and garden in Dee Turner's urban permaculture garden. Read More >

Latest News

Taranaki Garden Festival Launched

Floral themed galas and cocktails in graveyards feature at this year's Taranaki Garden Festival

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The Hill Garden - Alan Morris

The Hill Garden - Alan Morris
NZ Gardener, June 2019.

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Down to Earth - Dee Turner

Down to Earth - Dee Turner 
NZ Gardener, March 2019  

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