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"The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is a ten day adventure into the homes of garden gurus throughout the Taranaki region."

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

We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 14th 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.

Event Ticketing

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

Here's a short video showing what our visitors think of our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival:



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.


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

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Certified Self Contained Parking for Motorhomes and Caravans

Overnight parking for Certified Self Contained Motorhomes and Caravans has been organised with the owners of the below gardens. Please contact and make arrangements with the owners of each garden you'd like to stay at in advance to reserve the limited spaces available for overnight parking. No dogs are to be brought through the gardens.


THE NOWELL’S LAKES WALKWAY, Doug Hutchinson 06 278 6054 / 027 279 5159, dhutch.dna@xtra.co.nz, Rifle Range Road, Hawera.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS (NZ) LTD (The Possum Factory), Pennie Sands 06 764 6133, pennie@envirofur.co.nz, 1103 Opunake Road, RD 21, Stratford 4391.

TARANAKI PIONEER VILLAGE, 06 765 5399, admin@pioneervillage.co.nz, SH3 Stratford South 4352. $5 per night.

THE CROFT, Paul & Julie Dravitzki, 06 756 5885, pauldravitzki@hotmail.com, 1813 Tarata Road, RD 7, Inglewood 4387.

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.

BELLE MAISON GARDENS, Brian Murray & Christine Terrey, 06 752 0721 / 024 241 3961, christineterrey@xtra.co.nz, 335 Manutahi Road, Lepperton.

WINDSONG, Marion & Gavin Struthers, 06 755 0168 / 021 134 5293, windsongorchard82@hotmail.com, 82 Airport Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth.

HONEYFIELD, David & Anne Honeyfield, 06 758 9239 / 0211 658 748, dahoneyfield@gmail.com, 5 Hunter Place, Merrilands, New Plymouth 4312.

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

HIKURANGI, Maureen Brophy, 06 752 4478, cape.view@xtra.co.nz, 143 Newell Road, Okato.