Celebrate spring at New Zealand’s premiere garden festival!
The Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular (formerly the Rhododendron Festival) is New Zealand’s premier garden and events festival, offering a feast of private and public gardens, open to visit for 10 days. Of the 45 gardens, 40 are private gardens open to the public exclusively for the festival. The 2016 festival will also feature 10 new gardens.
The festival also includes a mixture of free and paid events, including house and garden tours, Taylor-Chapman tours, celebrity chef demonstrations, guided walks, workshops and garden talks on everything from bees to propagating to bio-intensive gardening.
The annual feature event of the festival is the Landscape Design Project – this year discover the Lost Paradise Project in New Plymouth’s beautiful Pukekura Park.
Festival programmes are free and include a map for visitors to plan their garden visits.