Be in to win an all-inclusive weekend for two at Garden Marlborough, valued at $1600

Win a weekend for two at the country’s premiere garden festival enjoying two days in glorious Marlborough province seeing some of the finest gardens in the land. 

It’s 25 years since a trio of mad gardeners dreamt up an event to celebrate their local gardens and bring other garden-crazy folk together. The famed Garden Marlborough (this year sponsored by winemakers Rapaura Springs) includes garden tours, garden-themed workshops and social events with full-day and half-day garden tours encompassing everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of Blenheim to breathtaking country estates.

Brush up on horticultural knowledge and skills in workshops run by experts including British-born and Kew Gardens-trained garden designer Chris Woods who now lives in the US.

Chris worked on Chanticleer Garden in Philadelphia, VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in California.

Or meet like-minded gardeners at the popular Garden Party. This year’s event runs from 8 to 11 November.


✿  2 tickets to An Evening with Chris Woods, Friday 9 November. Chris Woods is a Kew-trained, US-based garden designer of note.
✿  2 tickets to the Wairau Tour. Bordered by the Richmond Ranges and Wither Hills, the Wairau Plains is the primary grape-growing area of Marlborough and home to a range of garden styles with two new gardens in the 2018 tour. Ticket price includes transport, lunch and refreshments.
✿  2 tickets to the 2018 Garden Party, Saturday 10 November.  Enjoy great conversations with presenters and supporters, live music, delicious food and Rapaura Springs wine, and an art auction in the beautiful surrounds of a private garden.
✿  2 nights at the Blenheim Palms MotelThe Blenheim Palms Motel offers elegant, individually styled rooms and is a short walk from Garden Marlborough HQ.
✿  2 days’ use of a courtesy car*, Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November. Enjoy the use of a Mazda CX-5 during your time at Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough, and discover the car’s sporty responses, nimble handling and amazing fuel economy. *Entrants must be over 25 years of age and have a full driver’s licence.
✿  2 return Air New Zealand domestic airfares to Blenheim from either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. These are only redeemable for the weekend of 8 to 11 November, 2018.

Be in to win an all-inclusive weekend for two at Garden Marlborough valued at $1600


Entries close 26th August.

The prize is available for delivery in New Zealand only. One entry per person. The Prize is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and no exchanges will be made.

The judge’s decision is final.

Employees of NZ Life & Leisure magazine, Garden Marlborough, associated sponsor(s) and their immediate families and agencies are not permitted to enter.
Entries are the property of NZ Life & Leisure magazine and Garden Marlborough and may be used for promotional purposes by NZ Life & Leisure and Garden Marlborough. Entrants agree to their name/photo being used for publicity purposes.

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Entries close 26 August 2018.

The winning entries for the prize will be drawn on 27 August 2018, and the winners will be notified via email or phone that week. If the winners have not confirmed acceptance of their prizes within three days the prizes will be redrawn.

The winner must be 25 years or older with a full driver’s licence. Date of travel is to be agreed upon by the Promoter (Garden Marlborough) and must be completed between 8 November and 11 November 2018.

Travel, accommodation and other incidental costs associated with claiming the prizes, other than those listed, are the responsibility of the winner/s. In the event that the prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The Promoter and their agents are not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury suffered or sustained during the course of the promotion or accepting or using the prize.

Garden Marlborough tickets go on sale on their site 23rd July 2018. 

NZ Life and Leisure This article first appeared in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine.

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