The Taranaki Garden Festival is a festival like no other, offering the most stunning range of spectacular gardens. The warm and hospitable garden owners are what has made this event internationally famous. The festival gardens show the care and dedication that only those who love growing things can provide. Presenting almost 50 fabulous gardens from newly created concepts to well developed and mature landscapes, the festival encourages you to take the time to wander through many and meet the garden owners who are knowledgeable and helpful.
Formerly the Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival, New Zealand’s premier Spring Festival is now in its 34th year, and it is one of the longest running garden festivals in New Zealand.
Our tour programme features a range of gardens from large private country estates to small city gardens. This tour travels further south to include Cross Hills Gardens – New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive collection of flowering rhododendrons and azaleas.
Our coach departs from Auckland, Tuesday 2nd November and will travel via Hamilton to collect passengers. There is 3 nights in New Plymouth and the last night of the tour is at the Grand Chateau Tongariro, National Park. The tour returns to Auckland via Hamilton gardens Sunday 7th November at approximately 6.30pm.