Over three days, you can explore a fascinating array of private gardens, here in NZ’s volcanic city and surrounding countryside. The Rotorua Festival of Gardens has been held every second year for the past 14 years, run by a team of volunteers and committed garden owners. This year, you can enjoy more than 45 gardens. Around half of the gardens are new to the Festival and many are within the Rotorua suburban area. Some will offer refreshments, entertainment and plants for sale. Whether you are new to gardening or have been gardening for years, there is something for everyone.
You are sure to enjoy a day outdoors, being inspired by the ideas and open living spaces created by enthusiastic, knowledgeable gardeners.
GARDEN – THEMED MARKET
A first this year is a Saturday market especially for gardeners. Visit artisans with hand made products to brighten your garden.
GARDENING WORKSHOPS – learn from people who know
Another first is a Friday workshop series, featuring guest speakers who share their garden knowledge and passion. Much better than looking it up online- come and hear all about aspects of gardening, from a local perspective. See website for more details.