Thank you to our 2019 gardeners and visitors we are looking forward to seeing you during our 2020 garden festival!

Twilight in Te Henui

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.

It’s  your chance to get a group together, sip and sample the newest Juno distillations, enjoy delicious canapés and mix and mingle in the elegant, architecturally designed Te Henui Chapel. You’ll be served Juno cocktails including signature drink the ‘Bloody Monica’ named after New Zealand arts patron and women’s rights advocate Monica Brewster. She now rests in the cemetery.

Afterwards, stroll through Te Henui cemetery and see the incredible garden work that is crafted by a group of six volunteers who prefer to remain anonymous. They are the wonderful ghosts of Te Henui Cemetery.

Also of interest:

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 >

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 >