Hurunui Garden Festival

Events Calendar

Every Day – Exhibitions

Watermark Photography Fine Art Photographic Exhibition
Where: Saddlewood, 342 Allandale Road, Hawarden
When: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free with admission

‘Flaxmere through the seasons’ photographic exhibition
Where: Flaxmere, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden
Cost: Free with admission

Jane McIntosh Exhibition
Where: The Willows, 176 The Mound Road, Culverden
Cost: Free with admission

Wire Art
Where: Loch Leven, 714 Rotherham Road South (SH70), Rotherham
Cost: Free with admission

Christmas Grotto
Where: Geen Garden, 19 Coleridge Street, Hanmer Springs
Cost: Free with admission

Michael Eaton Artist Exhibition
Where: Rockford, 434 Omihi Road (SH1), Waipara
Cost: Free with admission

 

Every Day – Talks and Demonstrations

Naturalistic Summer Plantings – Theory and Reality
Where: Flaxmere, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden
When: 11am in the barn
Cost: $20 includes coffee/tea plus $10 garden admission. Bookings essential, email zino@flaxmeregarden.co.nz

Successfully growing and establishing native plants
Where: Hurunui Natives Plant Nursery, 24 Mina Road, Cheviot
When: 11am & 2pm daily
Cost: Free with admission

 

Every Day – Local Artisans and Stalls

Weka Pass Market – homegrown walnuts, lemons and plants
Where: Saddlewood, 342 Allandale Road, Hawarden
When: All day

Two Red Aprons – coffee and home-baked treats
Where: Waihui, 395 Sandersons Road, Rotherham
When: All day. Lunches can be pre-ordered – visit the Two Red Aprons Facebook page.

Brents Country Furniture and Gardenware
Where: Waihui, 395 Sandersons Road, Rotherham
When: All day

Interior design craft shop
Where: Cathedral Cliffs, 257 Cathedral Road, Gore Bay
When: All day

Every Day – Tours

Amberley House Tours
Where: Amberley House, 127 Ashworths Road (SH1), Amberley
Cost: $10 plus $10 garden admission

Walls and Waterfalls Bus Tour
Where: Woodchester Station
When: Bus departs daily at 9am from Hanmer Springs, collects visitors in Waiau at 10am
Cost: $95 (tickets must be purchased in advance)

Hidden Gems in the Lowry Hills Self-drive Tour
Where: Wynyard, Black Rock (976 Kaiwara Road) & Ribbonwood (124 Cheviot Heights)
When: Commences daily at 10am at Wynyard, 272 Lowry Peaks Road, Culverden
Cost: $95 (tickets must be purchased in advance)

 

Friday 1 November

Opening Night Event
Where: Flaxmere, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden
When: 5pm
Cost: $30 wine & canapés (tickets must be purchased in advance)

Saturday 2 November

Behind the scenes at CJs – a walk and talk with Jeff Elliott
Where: CJs Nursery, 5 Grays Rd, Amberley
When: 10am
Cost: Free admission

Alpine Echoes – easy listening jazz
Where: Waihui, 395 Sandersons Road, Rotherham
When: 11am to 3pm
Cost: Free with admission, bring a folding chair and a picnic or order a delicious lunch box from Two Red Aprons.

Low on H2O
Where: Flaxmere, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden
When: 2pm in the barn
Cost: $10 includes coffee/tea plus $10 garden admission. Bookings essential, email zino@flaxmeregarden.co.nz

 

Sunday 3 November

20 years of seed harvesting
Where: Flaxmere, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden
When: 2pm in the barn
Cost: $10 includes coffee/tea plus $10 garden admission. Bookings essential, email zino@flaxmeregarden.co.nz

Join us for

Festival Opening Night Event

The Festival opens with a cocktail party on Friday 1 November at Flaxmere Garden. Wolfgang Bopp and Dr Janet Cubey are the guest speakers. Tickets are $30 per person.

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