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Kia Ora!

Nau mai haere mai

Welcome to Taranaki for a 10-day celebration of the best we have to offer this spring – gardens, art and events. This booklet is jam-packed with maps, activities, glorious gardens, bountiful backyards and astonishing artists.

TAFT, turning 30 this year, presents the garden festival with heart-felt thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Our treasured gardeners are looking forward to the 34th festival just as much as you—our visitors. All around Taranaki Maunga, garden owners enjoy the conversations, the connections and the joy of sharing their lovingly tended properties with you, our welcome guests.

New visitors and long-time festival fans will be wowed by the variety on offer. Country, cottage, sub-tropical, sustainable, vegetable, native, formal… there is something for everyone in the programme. 

Make sure that you pre-purchase your garden festival tickets this year, giving our gardeners more time to walk and talk with visitors during the festival. Tickets are available from official ticket outlets online by clicking the Buy Tickets or from the TAFT office.

Nau mai, haere mai, see you in the gardens!

Taranaki Garden Festival Manager Tetsu Garnett

 

 

Purchase your Garden Entry Tickets NOW

 

Pre-purchase tickets so that our gardeners are free to walk and talk. Tickets are available from ocial ticket outlets, online or from the TAFT oce.

Each garden has nominated their charge of one, two or three tickets. Tickets are sold in $5 denominations. Free entry for children 12 and under.

Look out for the following symbol  in the garden descriptions which highlights the number of tickets needed.

 $5 admission  $10 admission  $15 admission

 

35. Puketarata Garden

A garden of international significance, this country garden folds around a hilltop site with spectacular views. Read More >

Featured Gardens

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34. Tairoa Lodge

History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera.History and beauty combine to create the ever-graceful Tairoa Lodge. Read More >

34. Tairoa Lodge

History and beauty combine to create a soothing garden picture against a rural backdrop in Hawera.History and beauty combine to create the ever-graceful Tairoa Lodge. Read More >

15. Tūpare

Tūpare is an Arts and Crafts-inspired property established in 1932 by the Matthews family. Read More >

15. Tūpare

Tūpare is an Arts and Crafts-inspired property established in 1932 by the Matthews family. Read More >

19. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

At the end of this cul-de-sac lies a hidden garden. Read More >

19. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

At the end of this cul-de-sac lies a hidden garden. Read More >

Show us your Blooms

Purchase a limited edition Bloom T-shirt when you purchase your festival tickets this year and show your festival love when you're out and about in the gardens. Choose from Navy, Indigo, or Coal.

2021 Taranaki Garden Festival Digital Programme

Enticing Events

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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 >

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SOLD OUT! Introduction to Botanical Drawing

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 >

Discover Taranaki Events Behind the Scenes at Juno Gin

To celebrate the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival, Dave and Jo James, the Juno Gin team, offer an opportunity to come and meet the makers at their New Plymouth distillery. Read More >

Ken Horner

Puketarata Garden lies inside an outer rampart of the historic Puketarata pā site, one of a number in the valley region. Read More >

Jenny Oakley

Hanging baskets are fun and simple to do if you follow a few basic rules. Read More >

Dee Turner

Join Dee for a walk and talk around her resilient foodscape. Read More >

 

Our festival programme and map are designed to help you explore our beautiful gardens, art studios and other regional attractions with ease!


Order your FREE 2021 Garden Festival Programme and Map today so you can plan your itinerary before you arrive!