We’re thrilled to welcome you to the third Hurunui Garden Festival. Over the weekend you can visit private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, and Hawarden 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 we offer visitors two self-drive tours; the return of Hidden Gems from the Lowry Hills to the Sea and a new Waipara Gorge tour, Mysteries of the Waipara Gorge – Iron Sculpture, Concretions and Moa Bones where visitors will get to view and learn about the geologically rich landscape.
There are garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm hospitality, we hope you’ll stay the night and visit our wineries, cafés, and the many other attractions of the Hurunui District.
There’s so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. Come and join us for a weekend in the inspirational gardens of the Hurunui.
From left to right: Anita Todd (Secretary), Krissy Griggs (Hurunui Tourism), Meg Macfarlane (Treasurer), Doreen Dryden, Gary Mitchell (Chairperson), Vicki Collett, Debbie Anderson, Penny Zino.
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.