The dates for 7th to the 10th November 2024
We will take you to the paradise of Marlborough’s most unique and sensational gardens, travelling along the spectacular eastern seaboard through the valleys and plains of the Marlborough countryside and into Blenheim’s urban hideaways. It’s not simply beauty, form and colour, but energy, passion, hard work and diversity that see gardens selected for our tours.
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 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.
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.
Anyone at the annual Garden Party in the last two years will need no reminding why we’ve leapt at the chance to go back to the wondrous Longfield for the Garden Party.
The Stihl Shop Garden Fete is a highlight in Marlborough’s event calendar, and one of our largest free community happenings. A day at the fete in Churchill Glade is a perfect way to round off Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough and to experience the fabulous collection of plants people, artisan vendors and garden product stalls offering a wide variety of high-quality items for the garden and gardener.
Just down the hall from our office at the Blenheim Club, the bar is the perfect way to wind down as you enjoy a glass of delicious Rapaura Springs wine and great local food.
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.