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Events

Each year we present a smashing range of enticing events. Some are for learning, some are for inspiration, and some are just so you can get all dolled-up and dance the night away with like-minded garden lovers!

Most events require you to book tickets, but there are some fantastic free options in this year’s line-up.

Homegrown Kitchen with Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway is an award-winning food writer and author of four cookbooks, including her most recent and highly acclaimed, Homegrown Kitchen. She is the food editor for Stuff.co.nz, and writes a monthly recipe column for NZ Gardener magazine. Details >

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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. Details >

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. Details >

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. Details >

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. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Wine Tasting Beyond the Black Gates

Nestled on the edges of the urbanscape of New Plymouth, Black Gates is a unique property that boasts features of a country lifestyle retreat, with the convenience of city living. Details >

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SOLD OUT! Discover Taranaki Events Around the Mountain Garden Tour Extraordinaire

SOLD OUT! Discover Taranaki Events Around the Mountain Garden Tour Extraordinaire

Join the renowned Alan Jellyman, horticulturist and author for a guided tour of 6 premier gardens around Mt Taranaki. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Golf at Ngamotu (New Plymouth Golf Club)

Play one of New Zealand’s golfing jewels, Ngamotu is a classic par -72 layout and a superb golf challenge. Established in 1912 on the outskirts of Taranaki's main centre of New Plymouth, it has been the venue of four New Zealand Open championships and numerous national and provincial amateur events. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Toi Toi and River Rocks Workshop

If you have never painted before or you need a bit of a kick start to improve your skills join Jayeta in her home studio for a fun day of painting. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Beers & BBQs

Taranaki is gaining a reputation for its craft breweries and the awards they are winning. This is your opportunity to find out more and taste some of the delicious offerings. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Home, Garden and Foodie Tour

A behind the scenes tour which features two fabulous private New Plymouth homes and two local food producers. Details >

Discover Taranaki Events Home, Garden and Foodie Tour

A behind the scenes tour which features two fabulous private New Plymouth homes and two local food producers. Details >

Epic Epiphytes

Learn all about epiphytic plants, including staghorn ferns, orchids, bromeliads and tillandsias, from Sharolyn at this interactive workshop. Details >

Openlands Country Fair

The Country Fair is an event for the whole family. Enjoy a relaxing day of food, music and hand-crafted quality goods for sale from local stall holders. Details >

The Garden e-Bike Tour

Grab your e-Bike and come for a guided tour around New Plymouth. Discover hidden routes while exploring Sustainable Backyards and Taranaki Garden Festival properties. Details

Growers Gathering at Greenbridge

Join us for an informal chat to learn more about food resilience in our region Details

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 >

Jules Mathews

Tired of those annual battles with weeds, thrips, aphids or diseases? Or perhaps you are concerned about the amount of chemicals you use in the garden? Do you find yourself repeating the same treatments year after year? Read More >

Jenny Oakley

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

Jenny Oakley

Join Jenny Oakley to learn some steps to follow for successful ‘at home’ propagation. Read More >

Abbie Jury

The Jurys have been exploring strategies to ensure their garden is not only beautiful but also sustainable in the longer term and biologically friendly. Read More >

Abbie Jury

For over a decade, Mark and Abbie have been looking at modern trends in perennial gardening. Read More >

Dee Turner

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

Cheryl Burt

Wander around Marcella Point to hear a “non-gardener’s” enlightening and hilarious tale about how to tame a garden, aiming for a final outcome of… NO WORK (well as little as possible). Read More >

Laurence Frost

Join this qualified horticulturist with over 40 years of specialising in propagation (budding and grafting), who will also share his natural enthusiasm and knowledge of plant identification and anything plant related. Read More >