Hurunui Garden Festival

Festival Opening Night Dinner

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. This not-to-be-missed event costs $59 per person, and includes dinner with hot and cold mains, dessert, tea and coffee with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival (other drinks not included).

Dinner guests can also enter a fun garden quiz to win a Pamper Package for 2 people from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa.

The Pamper Package valued at $369 includes: 1 night’s accommodation in Hanmer Springs at a 4- star or equivalent hotel or motel; 1/2 hour private thermal pool; 1/2 hour sauna or steam; 1/2 hour massage and use of the outdoor thermal pools. Only dinner guests are eligible to enter the quiz to win this prize. The winner will be announced at dinner.

Seating is limited. Email us


Guest Speakers

Kim Odering

For six years Kim Odering was the face of the popular Oderings Homes & Gardens TV show that screened for six years on the original CTV.

In the past year she’s returned
 to the garden industry, turning
over a new leaf as a garden
designer. In partnership with
her husband Zhenya Evgenov, the couple has launched landscaping company KO&CO.

Although Kim left the Oderings business dynasty 16 years ago, she has always had her feet on the ground and hands in the soil. “When you’re born into a plant-growing family that now spans five generations, it definitely becomes part of your DNA,” she says.

Armed with a lifetime of plant knowledge, wholesale growing, garden centre retail, hands on gardening experience, and helping thousands of people through her TV presenting to choose their plants and DIY garden, Kim is back in earnest to again share her extensive plant and landscaping know-how with you.

Dan Rutherford

Well known throughout NZ for his creative garden designs and passion for landscaping Dan will talk about how good garden design is not just about creating and transforming outdoor living spaces but the lives of people who inhabit them – no matter the scale or the budget.


Event Details

Event: Opening Night Dinner
Venue: Heritage Hanmer Springs, 1 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs
Date: Friday 2 November 2018
Time: From 7pm
Cost: $59 per person
Bookings: Email us

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Festival Opening Night Dinner

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.


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