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Hurunui Garden Festival

The gardens are arranged into geographically based clusters, making it easy for you to plan your visit to multiple gardens. Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets, accommodation, petrol and diesel stations, and food outlets.

Overview

Hurunui Garden Festival Thursday 28 October to Sunday 31 October 2021

We have between 22 and 24 gardens (a couple still to confirm, but 7 or 8 are new this year) This year will include some Historic Homesteads and Artists!

There are garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm hospitality, we hope you’ll stay a night or two and visit our wineries, cafés, retail shops and the many other attractions of the Hurunui District. Book your accommodation now to avoid disappointment.

There’s so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. Come and join us for a weekend in the inspirational gardens of the Hurunui.

The gardens are arranged into geographically based clusters, making it easy for you to plan your visit to multiple gardens. Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets, accommodation, petrol and diesel stations, and food outlets.

 

The Gardener

The Hurunui Garden Festival was launched early in 2018 by a group of local garden owners who wanted to assist with the Hurunui District’s recovery from the devastating earthquake of November 2016. The concept was to open gardens and invite visitors, particularly from outside the district, to spend a weekend enjoying the gardens and other attractions of the Hurunui District. The Festival would thereby create opportunities and benefits for businesses and residents across the district. More than a celebration of inspirational gardens, the Hurunui Garden Festival would be a district-wide promotion of the many attractions and warm hospitality of the region.

Garden Size

Gardens include large country gardens and residential gardens throughout the Hurunui.

Other Facilities

While you’re enjoying our inspirational gardens and warm country hospitality, we hope you’ll sample our hot pools, wineries, cafes, and the many natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit.

Info

  • Price
    Tickets will be on sale as usual online with the early bird special buy 10 and get one free for a certain period of time or on the day at each garden for $10 per entry and children under 18 years are free.
  • Parking
    Parking is available at all our gardens, please contact gardens owners if you are a tour group organiser bringing a bus.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Check the festival flyer for wheelchair friendly gardens.
  • Dogs allowed?
    The festival flyer identifies gardens that welcome dogs.
  • Food available?
    Some gardens offer refreshments, check the festival flyer for more information.
  • Picnics
    Some gardens welcome visitors to bring a picnic, please see our flyer for more information.
  • Children allowed?
    Children accompanied by an adult may enter for free. Please supervise children at all times as some gardens have water.
  • Toilets?
    Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets.
  • Plants/Sales
    Remember to get your 2022 Hurunui Garden Calendar for only $20, available at each Garden throughout the weekend or online.
  • Guided Tours
    You can meet the garden owners, and learn how they’ve created their inspirational gardens in our rather challenging climate.

Map

The gardens are arranged into geographically based clusters, making it easy for you to plan your visit to multiple gardens. Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets, accommodation, petrol and diesel stations, and food outlets.