Festival Info

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 2023

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 2023

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.


We aim to inspire and motivate our visitors to take their own gardening skills to the next level.

Fresh gardens and ideas

Every year we have a selection of new private gardens, some stunning gardens returning after a break and four public gardens entered. 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.

Something for everyone

We offer cottage gardens, native gardens, highly structured or rambling and informal, whatever your taste in gardens there is something for everyone.


We encourage visitors to explore our home studios in the gardens and the many other places of interest along the TFGF trail thus creating a truly Taranaki Experience as they travel the region.

Which garden will you visit next?

Real Gardens for Real People.
Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

The TFGF offer affordable pricing at $2pp per garden.

Secondly, we offer practicality as many gardeners attending the TFGF are looking to replicate ideas from our gardens and as the concepts and features displayed are realistically attainable, they are able to do this in their own gardens.

Thirdly the TFGF thrives on its friendliness and approachability. All our gardeners open their gardens up with a hearty welcome and are happy to talk about their gardens, answer questions and give advice. Some of our festival gardeners also offer a free hot drink and biscuit and invite you to bring your own picnic and blanket to enjoy passing time in their garden.

Real Gardens for Real People

The TFGF have released their new motto “Real Gardens for Real People” which is a statement that explains our ethos and that of what we offer and who we are.

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 2023

Garden entries for next year’s festival close on 28 November 2023. If you are interested in being part of the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival in 2024 please contact our Festival Organiser: Anne Clough – Tel: 021 450 770 or email taranakigardentrust@gmail.com

There are water features, uneven ground and overhanging trees.

We ask you to assume responsibility for your own safety, the safety of those in your care, especially children, and your possessions.

Please keep to pathways where available.

No dogs are to be brought through the gardens.

Important notice to visitors

While the garden owners take every care to make sure you enjoy your visit safely, gardening is an outdoor activity and you enter at your own risk.

Key Description

Plants For Sale

Wheelchair Friendly

Toilets Available

Bus Tours by Arrangement

Bus Tours Welcome

Refreshments Available

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