Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens and attended our events for the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival.

Wine Tasting Beyond the Black Gates

Twilight Tour/Self Drive

Nestled on the edges of the urbanscape of New Plymouth, Black Gates is a unique property that boasts features of a country lifestyle retreat, with the convenience of city living.

Set on 1.9 hectares with a sustainable self-sufficient vegetable garden, fruit trees, microgreen glasshouse and livestock paddocks, this garden in progress will delight those who are inspired by the urban farming life.

With a wine in hand tour the garden and hear from the owners about their journey to self sufficiency.  Returning to the outdoor deck in front of the outdoor fire taste more new vintages, feast on delectable nibbles and listen to music in the background.


A bit of glam with sensible shoes for the garden and a warm coat

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CANCELLED! Homegrown Kitchen with Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway is an award-winning food writer and author of four cookbooks, including her most recent and highly acclaimed, Homegrown Kitchen. She is the food editor for, and writes a monthly recipe column for NZ Gardener magazine. Read More >

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SOLD OUT! Introduction to Botanical Drawing

Drawing directly from the lush native and exotic foliage at Puketarata Garden, this workshop will offer festival visitors an introduction to the timeless beauty of botanical art. Read More >

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SOLD OUT! Frocks on Bikes

Gather your friends, throw on a frock and glam up your bike. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of nature, nibbles, wine and music on bicycles. Read More >