Our next festival is from Thursday 17th -20th November 2022.
We celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. Get ready to explore the wonderful Bay of Plenty, visit up to 70 beautiful gardens and meet more than 100 magnificent artists. Our next festival is from Thursday 17th -20th November 2022. Our artists will display their works throughout gardens and galleries located around Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. You will also experience fascinating landscape gardens, exhibitors, live music and tasty food and beverages ........and the amazing Festival Gallery at our festival hub "Bloom in the Bay”. More details on our website www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz
The NZ Garden & ArtFest Charitable Trust was formed in 2001 by a talented and forward-thinking group who were passionate about gardens, and art and promoting the beautiful Bay of Plenty in a philanthropic way.
Our Mission Statement: “Inspire a passion for gardening and art”
Gardening is indisputably an art form. A garden plot can be considered an individual piece of art with a tale to tell of inspirational urges and labours of love that culminate in sensory delight.
And so it is with the gardens we showcase on our Bay of Plenty trail. We would not have such an impressive garden festival without our participating gardeners’ gracious invitations to visit their private domains and view their creativity.
Bloom in the Bay – our Festival Hub – will be bursting with fantastic art and so much more! You can attend an inspiring workshop, and learn new creative skills. Mingle with fellow ‘Garden and Art Trail Adventurers’ and swap your must-see gardens. Catch up with friends and enjoy a glass of wine from the Mills Reef Bar.
Free entry for Pass Holders and only $5 at the gate for everyone else (kids under 14 are free).
Live Music • Kids Zone • Food Trucks • Bar • Stage Acts • Presentations & Workshops • Creative Demonstrations • Art Exhibitions • Flower Displays • and More!