We’re thrilled to welcome you to the fifth Hurunui Garden Festival. Over the weekend you can visit private gardens, historic homes, and artists from Amberley to Gore Bay, and Waikari to Hanmer Springs, many within one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport.
Our garden owners are ready to greet you and share their stories of how they’ve created their gardens.
This year for the first time, we have an opportunity to walk inside some of Hurunui’s outstanding historic homesteads. Also on offer is a showcase of local artists, their place of work and beautiful exhibits for sale.
We are excited to have New Zealand’s celebrity gardening guru, the wonderful Lynda Hallinan, attending the festival. She will be with us for speaking events that will educate, entertain, and inspire you.
While you’re enjoying our gardens, historic homesteads, art and warm hospitality, we hope you’ll stay the night and visit our wineries, cafes, and the many other attractions that the Hurunui District has to offer.
There’s so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. We’re inviting you to join us for a weekend in the inspirational gardens and homesteads of the Hurunui.
From left to right: Penny Zino, Meg Macfarlane (Treasurer), Doreen Dryden, Gary Mitchell (Chairperson), Ruth Appleby, Vicki Collett, Anita Todd (Secretary)
The gardens are arranged into geographically based clusters, making it easy for you to plan your visit to multiple gardens. Each cluster has its own detailed map, showing you the precise location of the gardens, along with useful information, such as the locations of public toilets, accommodation, petrol and diesel stations, and food outlets.