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Hurunui Garden Festival

From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November you can visit 21 private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport.

The Festival opens with a gala dinner on Friday 2 November at 7pm at the Heritage Hanmer Springs. Garden designers Kim Odering and Dan Rutherford are the guest speakers, and Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley will officially open the Festival. Tickets are $59 per person. For more information click here.

There’s also a programme of garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm hospitality, we hope you’ll sample our wineries, cafes, and the natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit.

There’s so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. We’re inviting you to join us for a weekend in the gorgeous gardens of the Hurunui.

It’s easy to

Visit The Gardens

The gardens are arranged into 6 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.

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Greet You

All 21 gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm on Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November 2018. You can meet the garden owners, and learn how they’ve created their gorgeous gardens in our rather challenging climate.

It costs adults $10 to visit each garden, payable on the day as you enter the garden. Children accompanied by an adult may enter for free. Please have cash with you, as the gardens cannot process electronic payments. You can pre-purchase tickets by clicking on this link.

Join us for

Opening Night

You’re invited to join us for an entertaining and inspiring evening with well-known garden designers Kim Odering and Dan Rutherford. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley will launch the Festival at the opening night dinner being held from 7pm on Friday 2 November 2018 at the Heritage Hanmer Springs.


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