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

Taranaki Garden Festival 2020.


Formerly the Rhododendron Festival we were established in 1987 and continue to delight people from all over the world. This year we offer you an intriguing mixture of both unique and stunning gardens, each with their own story to tell.  During the festival we have jam packed a mixture of free and paid events that will cater to your individual palette be it a family outing or wine on your mind.

Driving Times

Auckland - New Plymouth 4 hrs 30 mins
New Plymouth - Inglewood 15 mins
New Plymouth - Stratford 30 mins
New Plymouth - North Egmont 30 mins
New Plymouth - Opunake 45 mins
New Plymouth - Hawera 55 mins
Stratford - Mt Taranaki 15 mins
Stratford - Hawera 30 mins
Stratford - Whangamomona 1 hr 30 mins
Hawera - Whanganui 1 hr
Hawera - Wellington 3 hrs 30 mins


Our regions public gardens are our festival gems, but it’s our private gardens open exclusively for the 10 days of the festival that are a must see.  Self-drive around our majestic maunga (mountain) and explore the beauty of our region.