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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival


 New Dates  Fri 1st November through to 10th November 2024

Every year our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival (TFGF) garden members prepare and open up their beautiful gardens to excite and enchant their many visitors from Taranaki, New Zealand and around the world.

Every year we have a selection of new private gardens, some stunning gardens returning after a break and four public gardens entered. It is good to have fresh gardens and ideas for the regular festival visitors but they also like to revisit gardens they have seen in past years to see what changes have been made and how the plants have grown.


The Gardener

Just as important as the gardens are the gardeners behind them and the Trust seeks to celebrate their passion and achievement. That’s why we encourage you to meet the gardeners, share their stories, and learn from their adventures.

Garden Size

Allow 45mins - 1 hour for each garden visit, and allow a maximum of 6 gardens per day

Other Facilities

Visit our Places of Interest for a range of garden art and crafts or take a ride on our historic railway.


  • Accommodation
    Accommodation options by our supporters and by the Venture Taranaki website.
  • Price
    $2p/p at each garden, this is payable on entry to each garden. We do not have pre-booked tickets. If on a Bus Tour, the tour operator may pay one lump sum at each garden for all your visitors.
  • Parking
    There is parking available at or near all of the gardens in our festival. If you are bringing a large coach or vehicle please check with the applicable garden owner first, their contact details will be available on our website and in the brochure.
  • Wheelchair Access
    View icons and information on each Garden/Place of Interest listing to see if toilets, refreshments, plants for sale and wheelchair access are available and whether parking restrictions apply.
  • Dogs allowed?
    Other than disability assist dogs, dogs are not permitted in the private gardens.
  • Food available?
    Please check the key in the individual garden listings to see whether food is available. Some gardens offer complimentary tea/coffee.
  • Cafe/Restaurant available?
    There are many cafe's and restaurants in the Taranaki region to choose from.
  • Picnics
    You are welcome to bring a rug and a picnic for our gardens.
  • Children allowed?
    Children are allowed at the festival - all children 12 years and under are free with a paying adult.
  • Toilets?
    Some of our private and public gardens have toilet facilities available, please check the key in the individual garden listings to see which gardens this applies to.
  • Guided Tours
    Travel each day to a different geographical location, eg. Waitara to Bell Block, Inglewood to Stratford, Hawera & the surrounding countryside, New Plymouth to Oakura to Opunake, Rural Bell Block to Lepperton