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Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough

92 High Street Blenheim 7240


Rapaura Springs Garden, New Zealand’s premier garden event, felled by Covid level 2 restrictions. The committee behind New Zealand’s premier garden event, Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough, scheduled to take place for 3rd -7th November, have been forced to cancel this year’s event for the first time in its twenty-eight-year history due to covid level 2 restrictions.

WHO: For twenty-eight years, Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough has promoted the pleasures and benefits of gardening to a New Zealand and international audience.
WHERE: Set in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough region, the four-day festival in November sells over 4,000 tickets to a packed schedule of garden tours, educational workshops and social events.
WHEN: The 2022 event will take place 3-6 November. Tickets go on sale in July via the event website www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz



The Gardener

Last year we were chuffed to deliver our full programme of tours and workshops, one of the few major Marlborough events to run as normal during a uniquely difficult year. In 2021 Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough is back bigger and better than ever, and it’s our great pleasure to welcome you. The response from our local community and gardeners throughout the country has been immense, and we hope you too will love visiting us in Marlborough to celebrate and wind down, sharing our passion for gardening and good living as a way of life.

As usual, the festival involves volunteers in the community who generously give their time to bring together the best event of its kind in New Zealand: the friendly and helpful people who staff our registration operation, the tour guides and workshop hosts, helpers at the fete site, those who make lunches and morning teas and other food, and many, many others. Our event depends on our extraordinary garden owners, who work tirelessly during the year to 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.


  • Accommodation
    For all accommodation enquiries, call the Marlborough i-SITE on 0800 777 181.
  • Price
    The 2022 event will take place from 3-6 November. Tickets go on sale in July via the event website www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz


92 High Street Blenheim 7240

By Air Blenheim airport receives connections daily from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The airport is situated approximately 10km from the town centre. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the airport terminal. By Ferry The Interislander and Bluebridge terminals at Picton are 28km from Blenheim and are a 30-minute taxi ride from Blenheim town centre. Buses meet most ferry arrivals.