Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 2018
Every year our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival (TFGF) garden members prepare and open up their beautiful gardens to excite and enchant their many visitors from Taranaki, New Zealand and around the world. Cottage gardens, native gardens, highly structured or rambling and informal, whatever your taste in gardens there is something for everyone. The Taranaki Garden Trust (TGT) also encourages the visitors to explore the many craft shops, galleries, nurseries, churches and other places of interest along the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival and Vintage Machinery Trail thus creating a truly Taranaki Experience as they travel the region. This is a truly unique spring experience, that has visitors inspired and motivated to take their own gardening skills to the next level, not just a show, this festival is a 10 day adventure into outstanding gardens throughout the region.
Among the 63 gardens and places of interest for visitors to see there are 12 new private gardens, two returning after a break and five public gardens entered. The new entries are spread around the region in Hawera, Inglewood, New Plymouth, Waitara and Opunake. It is good to have fresh gardens and ideas for the regular festival visitors but they also like to revisit gardens they have seen in past years to see what changes have been made and how the plants have grown.