Taranaki Garden Festival

Book your tickets to the Centuria Taranaki Garden Festival 2022 today!

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.

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Homegrown Kitchen with Nicola Galloway

03/Nov

Nicola Galloway is an award-winning food writer and chef, and author of five cookbooks, including her new cookbook The Homemade Table to be released in spring 2022. Details >

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SOLD OUT - Introduction to Botanical Drawing

SOLD OUT - Introduction to Botanical Drawing

31/Oct, 02/Nov

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 >

NZ Gardener VIP Tours

Join Jo, the editor of NZ Gardener, on a guided VIP Tour at one of these four amazing gardens featured in this year's festival.  Details

Landscape Design Project

28/Oct

Free to the Public
In the heart of New Plymouth, landscape designer Michael Mansvelt has transformed a high-profile space into a pop-up rainforest beside a stream.   Details

Introduction to Nature Journaling - Meadow and Wildflowers of the Wild North Garden

Take time out to reconnect with your creative side in a nature journaling workshop led by Auckland botanical artist Jennifer Duval-Smith, Artist in Residence at Tikorangi, The Jury Garden. Details

Introduction to Nature Journaling - Flowers and Plants of the Woodlands

Take time out to reconnect with your creative side in a nature journaling workshop led by Auckland botanical artist Jennifer Duval-Smith, Artist in Residence at Tikorangi, The Jury Garden. Details

Introduction to Nature Journaling - Rhododendron the Grandeur and the Glory

Take time out to reconnect with your creative side in a nature journaling workshop led by Auckland botanical artist Jennifer Duval-Smith, Artist in Residence at Tikorangi, The Jury Garden. Details

Introduction to Nature Journaling - Flowers of the Early Summer Garden

Take time out to reconnect with your creative side in a nature journaling workshop led by Auckland botanical artist Jennifer Duval-Smith, Artist in Residence at Tikorangi, The Jury Garden. Details

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Flower Arranging Workshop

Flower Arranging Workshop

29/Oct

SOLD OUT
Sarah Good from The Good Flower Studio is a florist whose love of colour, wild gardens, and seasonal foraging shows in her unique creations. Details

Gin Tours at JUNO

02/Nov, 05/Nov

JUNO Gin’s Extra Fine Gin is synonymous with winning awards at home and internationally, and has been chosen by the NZ Gin Guide as their Taster’s Pick for the last two years running. Details

Gin Tours at JUNO

28/Oct

JUNO Gin’s Extra Fine Gin is synonymous with winning awards at home and internationally, and has been chosen by the NZ Gin Guide as their Taster’s Pick for the last two years running. Details

Discover Taranaki Events Round the Mountain Garden Tour Extraordinaire

29/Oct

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

Discover Taranaki Events Midnight Garden Painting Workshop

31/Oct

This workshop is designed for Beginners and Improvers. Participants will go on a, ‘Midnight Garden’ journey using acrylics, inks, foils on board and by the end of the day will have completed a stunning painting they can be proud of.  Details

Discover Taranaki Events Foodie Tour

02/Nov

A behind the scenes tour of 4 of Taranaki’s enterprising food producers. Hear the tales and get the tastes of the products they produce. The tour includes lunch at one of New Plymouth’s premier lunch venues. 
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Discover Taranaki Events A Remarkable New Plymouth and North Taranaki Garden Tour

05/Nov

Join the renowned Glyn Church, known as The Constant Gardener and a prolific writer for a tour around 6 exceptional New Plymouth and North Taranaki gardens. Details

Discover Taranaki Events 2 Posh 2 Pedal

Join Jo Collins and Leah James, passionate garden personalities, riding your own Italian Vespa on a tour of 3 beautiful inner-city gardens followed by a leisurely lunch at The Nice Hotel. Details

Pure Plant-based Platters

30/Oct, 06/Nov

Pairing 35 years in hospitality with decades of growing vegetables, Chere Bailey from Wild Pear Kitchen and Gill and Greg Miles from festival garden Black Gates will teach people the art of creating fresh food and designing a bright, attractive and delicious plant-based platter.   Details

Growers Gathering

05/Nov

Celebrate our growing community. Join us for a festive afternoon and engage in discussion about food resilience in the region. Details

Bespoke Sustainable Backyards Bus Tour

28/Oct

Relax and enjoy an array of hand-picked Sustainable Backyards, and learn directly from Taranaki's finest growers and makers. Expect to be brimming with inspiration, full of ideas and beautiful kai (food) after this indulgent and informative tour.  Details

Audio Described Garden Tour

02/Nov

People with low vision are invited to tour five festival gardens, where foliage and flowers, paths and plantings, will be described in detail.   Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

29/Oct

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

29/Oct

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

29/Oct

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

29/Oct

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

29/Oct

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

05/Nov

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

05/Nov

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

05/Nov

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

05/Nov

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

The Art & Poetry of Gin

05/Nov

Fenton Street Art Collective is in the Egmont Chambers building at Stratford’s southern roundabout. Details

Marcella's Markets

28/Oct

On the edge of the garden, daily during the festival, you can find Marcella’s Market. Grab your daily espresso coffee from the onsite café, The Barrel, and pursue the hand-crafted, quality goods from local stall holders. Details

Music in the Garden

30/Oct

Gypsy swing music meets French chanson in a charming fusion from this group of experienced musicians playing guitar, double bass and piano accordion with a French vocalist.  Details

Mad Hatter Garden Tea Party

28/Oct

You’re invited to indulge yourself with a cup of nonsense and a slice of whimsy at our topsy-turvy Mad Hatter Garden Tea Party. Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

28/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

28/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

29/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

29/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

30/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

30/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

31/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

31/Oct

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

01/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

01/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

02/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

02/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

03/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

03/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

04/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

04/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

05/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

05/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

06/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony

06/Nov

A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art, a spiritual ritual, and a symbol of culture.  It is believed that this ceremony maintains a peaceful mind, washes away stress and fatigue.   Details

Hanami Blossom Gala Dinner

04/Nov

Celebrate spring with a five-course degustation evening starring Japanese-style dishes made with  
a Kiwi twist.  Details

A Walk Through the PĀst

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

Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden

Rhododendrons to the vegetable garden, it all starts with the soil.

Weeds, thrips, aphids and diseases can be an annual battle. Are you concerned about the amount of chemicals you use in your garden, with repeat treatments year after year? Read More >

Hanging Baskets Demonstration

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

Propagating Plants

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

Compost and Worm Casting

Hear about how Greg makes his own compost and how he produces worm castings at Black Gates. Come and learn easy techniques from the gardener, which you will be able to replicate at home. Read More >

Food Forests

Take a walk around a permaculture urban food forest with gardener and teacher Dee Turner. Read More >

Cheryl’s Tour

Meander around Marcella Point with Cheryl the self-named “non-gardener”. Her enlightening tour will explain her logic to the changes from last year to this year. Read More >

Farmlands Klondike Gold Tours

Like the old miners in the Klondike, where knowledge enabled them to find the gold, we have Laurence Frost from Farmlands who relates to these great men. Read More >