We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 16th 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.
Featuring more than 40 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. Click the button below to go to the garden listings.
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.