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From Friday November 12th to Sunday November 14th, explore the fascinating, unique selection of 40+ gardens in New Zealand's volcanic city and surrounding countryside. Together we come together to celebrate our region's natural beauty, from vibrant flowers to bountiful native plant life. Let our festival inspire you.

      40+ gardens open from 9am to 5pm, Friday, 12th November to Sunday, 14th November 2021

      All gardens will have their own QR code, hand sanitizer and a health and safety sign with hazards identified.


      Friday, Saturday November 12th - 13th Rotorua Festival of Gardens Hub from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm

      Tickets can be  purchased / collected from Te Runanga Tearooms, Government Gardens. Cash only please.

      Sunday November 14th 2021 from 9.00am

      Tickets can be purchased 104 Otonga Road, Springfield. Cash only please.

Festival Update

Ticket Prices

     Festival Entry Tickets 

     3-Day Ticket (Friday November 12 - Sunday November 14) - $49pp


     1-Day Friday Only Ticket (Entry on Friday November 12) - $25pp

     1-Day Saturday Only Ticket - $30 pp

     1-Day Sunday Only Ticket - $30 pp

     2-Day Saturday, Sunday Ticket - $45 pp

    Large Group Festival Entry Tickets - 10 or More People

     Large Group Three-Day Festival Entry Ticket (Friday November 12 - Sunday November 14) - $45pp

     Friday Only One-Day Large Group Festival Entry Ticket (Entry on Friday November 12) - $20pp

     Large group tickets must be ordered and paid for as one order

     Conditions for entry to the gardens. 

    Each garden is unique. The Festival organisers and garden owners will not be liable for any injury you may sustain during

    the Festival or for any loss or damage that may arise.


   You consent to the Festival organisers carrying out photography of the gardens. Additionally you consent to the use of these

    photographs or videos for future Festival promotion and marketing purposes.

    Should the Rotorua Festival of Gardens (RFoG) be cancelled due to government-imposed restrictions as a result of

    COVID-19, a severe weather event or natural disaster, ticket holders will receive a refund up to but not exceeding 50%

    of the ticket price.

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Plants, Crafts & Art For Sale

We have had to cancel the Garden Festival Market on Saturday November 13th, but we have managed to place some of our stallholders in our gardens!


Explore beautiful gardens and buy garden-related items from local artisans at the same time. 

Art for sale:

Judy & Robin Thompson

Mary (Sammy) & Bill Lean

Val & Robbie Rogers

Joan & Robbie Rogers

Liz Montgomery & Jill Far

Trish Hosking (6 stall holders)

Sigrun & Alan Crowe

Jeanette & Graeme Blackburn

Plants for sale:

Cathrun Radley

Liz Montgomery & Jill Far

Trish Hosking

Sigrun & Alan Crowe

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Mon's Cooking Demonstration

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions this event has had to be cancelled. 

Be sure to book one of her cooking classes to experience the joys of Indian cooking and other cuisines when you are in Rotorua. 


You can find Mon on Facebook and Instagram.

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This year the Rotorua Festival of Gardens have invited a number of musicians to appear in our gardens.


These musicians range from our talented youth groups to local professionals.

  • Alison & Alan Willis - Karama DJ Melbourne Beckett (Friday)

  • Maggie & Peter Bently -Karama DJ Melbourne Beckett (Friday)

  • Sue & Stan Lincoln - Rotorua Pipe Band, 10 am Saturday.

  • Sigrun & Alan Crowe - Joy Hunt Group (Saturday afternoon)

  • Trish Hosking - Lee McKenzie (Saturday afternoon)

  • Kathy Handley - Glenys Wana

  •  Mary Lean - Japanese Drummers (early Saturday afternoon)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Rotorua Festival of Gardens 2021!

Our Gardens

A small selection of our gardens over the years

Rotorua Festival of Gardens


RFoG HQ:  Te Runanga Tearooms, Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand

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