You can visit 21 private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour's drive of Christchurch and the airport.
All gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm during the Festival. You can meet the garden owners, and learn how they've created their gorgeous gardens in our challenging climate. Details of all the gardens are in our Guide.
It costs adults $10 to visit each garden, payable on the day as you enter the garden. Children accompanied by an adult may enter for free.
Please have cash with you, as the gardens cannot process electronic payments.
You can pre-purchase tickets from iSITE Hanmer Springs by calling 0800 442-663 or emailing email@example.com
The Festival opens with a gala dinner on Friday 2 November at 7pm at the Heritage Hanmer Springs. Garden designers Kim Odering and Dan Rutherford are the guest speakers, and Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley will officially open the Festival. Tickets are $59 per person and may be purchased online
There's also a programme of garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you're enjoying our gardens and warm hospitality, we hope you'll sample our wineries, cafes, and the natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit.
There's so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. We're inviting you to join us for a weekend in the gorgeous gardens of the Hurunui.