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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

From Friday 30 to Sunday 1st November you can visit inspirational private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport.

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 outlet.

Most of the gardens will now be open from Thursday 29th October to Sunday the 1st of November The website will list which gardens are not open on the first day.

 

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
    It costs adults $10 to visit each garden, payable on the day as you enter the garden. Children accompanied by an adult may enter for free. Please have cash with you, as the gardens cannot process electronic payments.
  • 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.
  • 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.