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Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 2017

All Over Taranaki 27th Oct - 5th Nov '17

We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 13th 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.

Not just a show, this festival is a 10 day adventure into gardens throughout the Region.  FULL GARDEN MAP LINK


Featuring more than 50 of Taranakis most beautiful gardens. A friendly welcome awaits you as you delight at the extraordinary splendour and variety in the beautiful gardens of Taranaki.

Places of Interest

Taranaki is a great place to explore craft shops, galleries, nurseries, churches and many other places of interest along the Fringe Festival Garden Trail. Find a colourful culture expressed in different endeavours and interesting places to visit.


Surprises galore await visitors to the trail. Walk among fascinating devices and contraptions and experience a period when even simple tools were much larger. Collections, many in private hands, feature an extensive range of vintage machinery.

Event Ticketing: Open to the public, and $2.00pp payable at each garden you visit, children under 12 are free.

Contact: Chairman - John Lucas - ph 06 755 2273 & Advertising/Administration- Anne Clough - email taranakigardentrust@gmail.com

No dogs are to be brought through the gardens.

Certified Self Contained Parking: Arrangements  have been made with these garden Garden owners: please contact with them directly to make arrangements

  ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS (NZ) LTD (The Possum Factory), Pennie Sands 06 764 6133, pennie@envirofur.co.nz Opunake Road, Stratford 4391.

  LAKE BRIAR, Terry & Mary Foreman, 06 756 7983 / 027 249 8567, terry.mary@slingshot.co.nz , 1265 Mountain Road, SH3A, Inglewood.

 JERSEY LANE, Faye & Ivan Phipps, 06 752 0878 / 021 161 7245, ivan.faye@xtra.co.nz , 651 Mountain Road, SH3A, Lepperton.

  WINDSONG, Marion & Gavin Struthers, 06 755 0168 / 021 134 5293, windsongorchard@hotmail.com , 82 Airport Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth.

  TATATM (Taranaki Aviation Transport & Technology Museum), 06 752 2845, tatatm@xtra.co.nz , 13 Kent Road (opposite Lake Mangamahoe), New Plymouth.

 KORU ON KORU GALLERY, Fay Looney 06 752 7807 / 021 410 030,  faylooney@xtra.co.nz 283 Koru Road, RD4, Oakura 4374.

  PIHAMA LAVENDER, Liz Sinclair 06 215 8169 / 021 082 98058, pihamalavendar@outlook.co.nz 3510 South Road, SH45, Opunake 4682.

The Full list of gardens to visit on the tour is available on the Garden Trusts website below