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Rapaura Springs Bloom in the Boom

92 High Street Blenheim 7240


"This event is over for 2020, watch this space for 4-7 November 2021

Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough, New Zealand’s premier garden event, was dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. A celebration of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with garden tours, garden-themed workshops and social events.

The full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of town to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from New Zealand and international experts and mingle with like-minded gardeners and guest speakers at the Saturday night Garden Party.

The festival culminates on the Sunday with the Garden Fête, with over 200 stallholders offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's entertainment.

With the stunning Marlborough Sounds on its doorstep, rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains and world-class Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has a lot to offer – so stay for the whole weekend, or longer! 

The Gardener

As a committee and office team, it’s a real privilege for us to be involved with this great event. We love what we do and we hope you’ll love visiting us in Marlborough to take part. We bring a variety of interests and backgrounds to the event, but we all share a common belief and purpose: a love and passion for gardening and good living as a way of life, and pride in planning, promoting and hosting what we’re sure will be an extra-special gathering.

The four-day festival involves a huge range of people who generously give their time to bring together the best event of its kind in New Zealand. Volunteers include tour guides, registration staff, workshop hosts and assistants, fete site staff, refreshment and food providers, and many others. Thanks especially to the many Marlborough garden owners who work tirelessly throughout the year and open their amazing environments for others to share in and be inspired by. Behind Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough is a whole community of people, who come together to ensure we bring you a truly unforgettable weekend.

Other Facilities

We invite a very high calibre of guest speakers to our workshop programme.

This is a wonderful opportunity to brush up on your skills, deepen your horticultural knowledge and learn professional gardening tricks and tips from prominent New Zealand and international gardening experts.

Workshop venues will be allocated closer to the event weekend and will be notified upon registering at the Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough Headquarters.


  • Accommodation
    For all accommodation enquiries, call the Marlborough i-SITE on 0800 777 181.
  • Price
  • Food available?
    Eat Street’ will again offer its delicious food options. All full-day tours provide complimentary morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Half-day tours provide morning or afternoon tea.
  • Plants/Sales
    At the STIHL Shop Garden Fete, there is a wide variety of high-quality stalls selling an outstanding selection of items for the garden and gardener.
  • Guided Tours
    All buses for the garden tours will leave from Seymour Square. Every tour has a volunteer tour guide who will host you throughout the day. These friendly and helpful people will pass on their knowledge of the region and provide background information as you travel between gardens. We suggest you wear suitable footwear and clothing, including a sunhat. Bring something warm and waterproof as it can rain in Marlborough! NB: No self-drive available.


92 High Street Blenheim 7240