One garden withdrawn

Garden number G7

Unfortunately this garden has had to be withdrawn from this year’s Rotorua Festival of Gardens due to unforeseen circumstances.

Our apologies for any inconvenience – hopefully it will be back in next time.

Stu is a landscape gardener and has planted his own garden with broad strokes of interesting planting, stunning lawns, huge rock walls and plinths to hold a large pergola. Less is best. There is an enormous enclosed vegetable garden, hen house and a wonderful Lake Rotorua view from the front of the house.


Welcome to Rotorua Festival of Gardens 2015


Over 45 gardens will be open over the 3 days – Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November 2015

The Rotorua Festival Gardens is held every 2 years.  This year we have many new gardens as well as some 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.

Ticket sales

Tickets are  $30 for a 3 day pass (plus $2.50 p&p for mail orders) and children under 14 are free.  For more details on ticketing visit 

Supporting BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

Our gardeners all generously donate their time and efforts to help raise funds in support of the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter.