Mt Ngongotaha provides the backdrop to the garden which clopes down to the Ngongotaha Stream.  At the top level is a large mixed border of roses and perennials intersected by stone walled steps.  ON the lower level ponga lined pathways wind their way through mixed plantings of flowering shrubs, rhododendrons, ferns and natives.

Ticket Sales

The Rotorua Festival of Gardens will be held on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November 2017.   

Ticket Price  :  $30.00

The $30 price provides you with an ‘all-in-one’ booklet/map/ticket outlining the gardens.  Each ticket allows entry to all of the gardens at any time over the 3 days of the Festival.   Most gardens are open daily between 9.00 am –  5.00 pm but some may vary.  Please check the booklet for opening times of each garden.

Where to Buy

Palmers Garden Centre, 147 Salas Street, Rotorua
McLeods Bookshop, 1148 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua
The Living Room Collective, 1131 Eruera Street, Rotorua

How to Order

Online – online sales for the 2017 Garden Festival have finished

Payment may be made by bank transfer to the Rotorua District Festival of Gardens bank account 03-1552-0138002-00 (inc $2.50 per ticket for p&p).

All payments to have the following reference :
surname followed by no. of tickets -eg Rainbow4

Mail  - Write to :-Rotorua Festival of Gardens, PO Box 2264, Rotorua 3040.   Cheques to be made out to Rotorua District Festival of Gardens (inc $2.50 per ticket for p&p).

Please provide:

  • your name
  • full postal address
  • contact phone number
  • number of tickets required

Group Bookings / Bus Tours

To save on postage and packaging we are happy to post booklets to the organiser(s) and deliver the rest of your tickets to your Rotorua accommodation ready for your arrival on the Festival weekend.

When ordering by either of the above methods please provide the name and full postal address of the organiser(s), contact phone number, name of group and no. of booklets required (for advance planning purposes) – plus name and street address of your Rotorua accommodation, and date of arrival.

If you are planning on having refreshments at any of the gardens, please contact them direct to book ahead.  Phone numbers are provided in the booklet.

For further ticket information please contact email :-

Supporting BayTrust Rescue Helicopter & St John New Zealand

Our gardeners generously donate their time and efforts to help raise funds for BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and St John New Zealand.