"This event is over for 2020, watch this space for 2021 dates."
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.
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 sizes vary from smaller town gardens to expansive country settings.
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.