Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens and attended our events for the 2021 Taranaki Garden Festival.

SOLD OUT! Introduction to Botanical Drawing

with Dr Tabatha Forbes

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.

Tabatha holds a Doctorate in Fine Arts and has been teaching botanical art for nearly two decades. Her art practice includes painting, photography, installation and writing.

Currently living in Ōaonui, South Taranaki, Tabatha runs Forbes & Flay studio gallery in Ōpunake showcasing her and her sculptor husband’s work as well as hosting botanical and nature journaling workshops on site.

The workshop fee includes all materials needed in class, morning and afternoon tea, and will coincide with a special guided walk/talk through the historic landscape of Puketarata hosted by Ken Horner.

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CANCELLED! 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, and writes a monthly recipe column for NZ Gardener magazine. Read More >

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SOLD OUT! 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! 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 >