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"A ten day adventure into the homes of garden gurus throughout the Taranaki region."

We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 15th 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.

Have a look at our short video showing some of the highlights of our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival below.


Featuring more than 40 of Taranaki's most beautiful gardens. A friendly welcome awaits you as you delight at the extraordinary splendour and variety in the beautiful gardens of Taranaki. Click here to go to garden listings.

Places of Interest

Our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival also offers amazing places of interest to explore, this includes our artisan home studio’s in the gardens which offer garden delights.  You can also find handcrafted jewellery, paintings, sculpture, pottery, unique rainforest orchids and so much more.  Find a colourful culture expressed in different endeavours and interesting places to visit.


Surprises galore await visitors who explore our vintage trail. Walk among Taranaki’s heritage and see how people lived, and what machinery they used.  Ride on a locomotive along a historic stretch of railway dating back over 140 years.


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.


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.

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, windsongorchard82@gmail.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.