Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail Official launch 15 July 2021

Cocktails Beyond the Black Gates

Twilight Tour

Learn about Black Gates urban farming life and focus on self sufficiency, then with a rum cocktail, hear the story of LWF Rum Distilling.

Date/Time Sun 1 Nov, 5pm - 7.30pm

Admission  $110 (includes garden entry and tour, two rum cocktails, rum tastings and nibbles)

Behind the Scenes of the Rum Revolution!

Tour and tasting

Behind-the-scenes tour and tastings from LWF Rum Distillery and eMacadamia nut factory.

Date/Time Mon 2 Nov, 2pm - 4.30pm

Admission  $67.50 (includes afternoon tea, rum cocktail, rum tastings, macadamia sampling)

Fresh Herbs, Fluffy Alpacas and a Fabulous Garden

Guided Coach Tour

Tour Natural Fare, a specialist herb-growing company, feed the Holly Hill Alpacas then afternoon tea at Stanleigh Garden.

Date/Time Tues 3 Nov, 1pm - 5pm

Admission  $120 (includes garden entry and garden tours, alpaca feeding, afternoon tea and coach)

Botanical Art Class


Jayeta Valentine guides you to complete a 30cm x 30cm canvas. Learn painting techniques, mixing colours and most importantly have fun!

Date/Time  Wed 4 Nov, 9am - 3pm

Admission  $145 (includes all painting supplies and canvas, morning tea and lunch)

Go Big and Bold

Guided Coach Tour

Visit John and Chris McLean’s studio then onto Kristina Weston’s bold, eye-catching furniture, finish at the beautiful Waiongana Garden.

Date/Time Thurs 5 Nov, 1pm - 5pm

Admission  $120 (includes garden entry and tour, artist tour, afternoon tea and coach)

SOLD OUT! Behind the Scenes at Juno Gin

Tour and tasting

Meet the makers at their New Plymouth distillery and enjoy tastings, including their yet-to-be-released Ltd Ed 2020 Spring Gin.

Date/Time Frid 6 Nov, 3.30pm - 5pm

Admission  $67.50 (includes welcome cocktail, gin tastings and nibbles)

The Full Botanical Experience

Twilight Tour

JUNO Gin in the garden at Nikau Grove. Gin cocktails, canapes while you admire the garden and the range of classic cars.

Date/Time Sat 7 Nov, 5pm - 7.30pm

Admission   $110 (includes garden entry and garden tour, one gin cocktail, gin tastings
and delicious nibbles)

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SOLD OUT! Garden to Plate With Lynda Hallinan

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SOLD OUT! Garden Festival Botanical Jewellery Workshop

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SOLD OUT! Indoor Plant Styling

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