The Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is a biennial festival that has been a flagship event in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty for over twenty two decades.

The first festival, 22 years ago, was developed and organised by a passionate, talented and dedicated team of volunteers who took the opportunity to create a platform to showcase this beautiful region through fantastic gardens and wonderful art.

The Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is governed by The New Zealand Garden and Art Festival Trust. The Trust operates as a charity and is over seen by a voluntary board of trustees.

The Festival Team are employed by the Trust to develop, programme and deliver the biennial festival and related events over the two year cycle and our festival office is based in Tauranga.