Taranaki Powerco Garden Festival

Skip up the garden path(s) with us 1- 4 November 2019!

Spectacular Garden Festival 2018

"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.

Our region's 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." www.gardenfestnz.co.nz

So much to see

Every year gardeners prepare and open up their beautiful gardens to excite and enchant visitors - both local and from around the world. Cottage gardens, native gardens, highly structured or rambling and informal offerings - whatever your taste in gardens there is something for everyone. Plus, of course, the many craft shops, galleries, nurseries, churches and other places of interest as you travel the region. This is a truly unique Spring experience, which inspires & motivates visitors to take their own gardening skills to the next level & gives them ideas to beautify their own personal patch of paradise. It's not just a show. This festival is a 10 day adventure exploring outstanding gardens throughout the region.


The gardens below are what was visited in 2018. We will re-visit some in 2019, but intend to also visit the gardens on the other side of the mountain, this year. Those aterisked are some of those which will not be visited in 2019.

We will visit at least 12 gardens in 2019:

Pukekura Park

The Living Room*

Te Kainga Marire

Where The Wild Things Are
The Holyoake Garden

Roebuck Farm*

Waiongana Gardens

Te Kukumara

The Magnolia Grove*

Our accommodation is in the AutoLodge, 393 Devon Street, New Plymouth


COST:$928.00pp. ( or $771.00pp twin share)

Deposit of $90.00 pp. payable on booking. Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable. Remainder due by 1 October.

(Includes door-to-door transport from Tauranga, accommodation, garden entry.

Does not include food. Our accommodation has an excellent restaurant & breakfast can be ordered for your room. Rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities. Many garden venues have meal or snack availability.


PH: (07) 544 1383 or 027 522 4607 tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz