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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival


New dates Friday 29th October - Sunday 7th November 2021. 

Thank you for making our 16th annual Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival such an incredible event, our gardeners loved opening up their private gardens for you to ponder through enjoying the peace & serenity, & to get inspiring & creative ideas for your own home gardens. Planning is already underway for 2021 & new garden assessments are taking place.

Our reviews & feedback talk of the high standard of our gardens, the large variety of different styles of gardens & design, the friendly, knowledgable & helpful hosts. Who knew there were so many talented, creative & green figured people in Taranaki.

We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 17th Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival. This is one of New Zealand’s friendliest garden festivals and we pride ourselves on the variety of plants we can grow in Taranaki. The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is a ten-day adventure into the homes of garden gurus throughout the Taranaki region.

We offer a unique and friendly experience that will inspire and motivate our visitors to take their gardening skills to a new level. All festival gardens have been assessed by an independent committee to ensure they meet our high standard. We hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful part of the country.


The Gardener

Featuring more than 40 of Taranaki's most beautiful gardens. A friendly welcome awaits you as you delight at the extraordinary splendour and variety in the beautiful gardens of Taranaki.  Click the button below to go to the garden listings.

Garden Size

Garden sizes vary from smaller town gardens to expansive country settings.

Other Facilities

Our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival also offers amazing places of interest to explore, this includes our artisan home studio’s in the gardens which offer garden delights.  You can also find handcrafted jewellery, paintings, sculpture, pottery, unique rainforest orchids and so much more.  Find a colourful culture expressed in different endeavours and interesting places to visit.

Ride on a locomotive along a historic stretch of railway dating back over 140 years.


  • Price
    The TFGF offer affordable pricing at $2 per person per garden, payable at the garden gate - no tickets required.
  • 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
    Please see the key in each individual garden listing to see if they have wheelchair access.
  • 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.