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Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour - 2023

The 2022 tour will feature beautiful and unique gardens in the Southern Wairarapa.


Dates for 2024 to come.

This two-day, self-drive garden tour will feature beautiful and unique gardens in North Wairarapa. Sure to delight gardeners of all ages, we’re excited to be bringing you some firm favourites along with some new gardens that haven’t been on the tour before.

As always, the tour aims to offer plenty of variety: gardens for small spaces, sustainable edibles, natives, ornamentals, rural homestead gardens and urban designs.

Pick your gardens and choose your route according to whatever tickles your gardening fancy. The tour offers at least a dozen private gardens (not usually open to the public) to choose from. Gardens are revealed in the lead-up to tour weekend.

The Gardener

The Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour relies on a great crew of volunteers to ensure a safe, fun and successful experience for our garden tourers. It’s a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the event. 

Volunteers help with ticket checking, parking, and health and safety – all roles are based outside. A volunteer shift is four hours and in return, volunteers get free entry into the garden tour.  To sign up for a volunteer role register your interest here: https://wairarapagardentour.co.nz/volunteers/.


  • Price
    Earlybird tickets go on sale each year on 1 August. If you’d like a reminder, join our mailing list. Join our mail list at https://wairarapagardentour.co.nz/tickets/#mailing
  • Dogs allowed?
    Please leave pets at home.
  • Food available?
    Locally-sourced and homemade refreshments will be available in selected gardens and BYO picnics are welcome in some gardens. Look for the icons to guide you.
  • Picnics
    Bring your own picnics also welcome.
  • Children allowed?
    Children are welcome. Please leave pets at home.
  • Plants/Sales
    Market Fair. The tour introduced a locally made, handcrafts and garden-focused market fair complete with delicious local food and drinks. Based on the success of last year this year’s market fair will be spectacular!
  • Guided Tours
    The tour is self-drive – set your own route: pick and choose your gardens according to what tickles your gardening fancy.


The 2022 tour will feature beautiful and unique gardens in the Southern Wairarapa.