Over 45 gardens will be open over the 3 days of November.
PLEASE NOTE – The next Rotorua Festival of Gardens will be held 10, 11 and 12th November 2017. Details regarding the 2017 festival will be uploaded at a later date.
The Rotorua Festival Gardens is held every 2 years. This year we have lots of new gardens that are open for the first time as well as many of the old favourites.
Self-guided garden ramble
The Rotorua Festival of Gardens is a self-guided garden ramble where you can choose which of the gardens to visit at any time over the 3 days. When purchasing a ticket you will receive a booklet listing all the gardens and detailed maps to help you find them. Many of the gardens will also have items for sale – plants, food, artworks (on a cash only basis).
Variety of gardens to enjoy
Gardens vary in size from small city gardens to large rambling country gardens. Some are a labour of love for their dedicated owners, and others are professionally designed and maintained to perfection. All show what can be achieved and provide ideas and inspiration for others to enjoy.
Supporting BayTrust Rescue Helicopter & St John New Zealand
Our gardeners all generously donated their time and efforts in 2015, to help raise funds in support of the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and St John New Zealand.