- The Hurunui Garden Festival gives you a rare opportunity to visit properties in the Hurunui District.
- One of the conditions of entry to these properties is that all visitors accept responsibility for their and their family’s own health and safety while there.
- Many of the properties are part of working farms, with livestock, dogs, electric fences, and watercourses. Care must be taken, and visitors are advised to not wander outside the designated property areas, for their own safety. Do not open farm gates or approach animals for any reason. Parents must supervise children around waterways.
- Within property areas there are potential hazards that could detract from your visit. Many properties include streams and ponds that are not fenced, so please always supervise young children. Where there are fenced swimming pools the gates must always remain closed.
- Many gardens contain sloping or uneven surfaces including bricks, wooden sleepers and grass that can be slippery when wet. We encourage all visitors to wear appropriate footwear and exercise caution on steep slopes. Be alert for low hanging branches when walking underneath tree canopies.
- Please ensure you remove any of your belongings you bring with you into the properties. Owners are not responsible for disposing of rubbish or collecting and returning lost property.
- Please remember these are all private properties. While you’re welcome to explore within the designated property areas, the homes are not open, unless the owners are running tours. Please respect the owners’ privacy.
- No smoking or vaping is permitted at any of the properties.
A note for dog owners – Most of our gardens are on working farms. If you plan to visit any garden which welcomes dogs, your dog must be treated for sheep measles. (Drontal worm tablets or similar)