What’s On: 5 reasons why Taranaki should be your destination this spring

The beautiful gardens of the Taranaki Garden Festival are just one blooming good reason to visit Taranaki this spring.


This spring Taranaki is the place to visit for gardens, the arts and entertainment. With international travel off limits, the region will have more to offer this year than ever before. In spring people will be able to immerse themselves in 40 stunning private and public gardens of all styles and sizes. Among these are four new properties, including the return of Tikorangi, The Jury Garden.


At popular workshops throughout the 10-day festival, you can hear directly from the gardeners and learn innovative new gardening practices. The talk and tours include: A Food Forest for the Urban Gardener, Propagating Plants from Your Garden, and the Spectacular Hanging Baskets workshop is back by popular demand.


Join Mitre 10 MEGA New Plymouth and guest speaker Lynda Hallinan, former NZ Gardener editor, author, broadcaster, part-time farmer, occasional farmer’s market stallholder and mad keen gardener. Lynda will talk you through her journey of gardening at Foggydale Farm sharing her garden-to-plate gardening secrets, and its many benefits. No matter the size of your garden, Lynda has bucket loads of advice for all your fruit and vegetable gardening questions.
There will be an instore EXPO, with suppliers, local businesses, and gardeners to further guide you in setting up a garden to help sustain your household. Refreshments and canapés will be available, as well as a small gift for all attendees.
Date/Time: Thurs 5 Nov, 6.30pm
Venue: Mitre 10 MEGA, 5 Vickers Rd, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth

Booking: Tickets available from Mitre 10 MEGA New Plymouth and Mitre 10 St Aubyn St. Or email rsvp.x18@mitre10.co.nz Phone 06 759 4399

Admission: $5pp. Full ticket price donated to Sustainable Taranaki.

Sustainable Taranaki inspires and supports people, businesses and communities to value the environment and to prioritise sustainability.


Over the 30, 31 Oct and 1 Nov, explore studios and galleries to see the work of 85 Taranaki artists. There is a huge mix of artworks to discover, including sculpture, ceramics, glass, paintings, printmaking, fibre, photography, woodburning and mixed media.


Enjoy the festival with events that blend art, gardens and boutique distilleries. Discover Taranaki have created a range of bespoke tours and experiences that run throughout the 10-day garden festival.

Head to gardenfestnz.co.nz to find more great reasons why Taranaki is the destination this spring!

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