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


32. Tairoa Lodge

3 Puawai St, Hawera, 4610

History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera. Graceful Tairoa Lodge (built 1875) is surrounded by sweeping lawns, towering kauri and pohutukawa. Tairoa Cottage will become a café for the festival, serving coffee, wine and its famous ploughman’s lunch.

Event: 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. Read More >

Event: 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 >

Also In the area:

24. Sanderson Garden

Sanderson Garden is a rural garden rated four stars by the NZ Gardens Trust. The lush sanctuary of nikau palms, colourful perennials, camellias, and native grasses give way to spectacular views of Mt Taranaki. Read More >

25. Oakley Garden

Join festival stalwart Jenny Oakley who has entered her garden into the festival for the full 32 years. Read More >

26. Hollard Gardens

Established in the fertile rural landscape south of Mt Taranaki by renowned plantsman Bernie Hollard in the 1920s, this property boasts a plant collection of national importance. Read More >