Garden Registration

We are excited that the Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival is celebrating its 14th festival 14-17 November 2024 and we look forward to another great festival with your talents involved.

Fields marked with an * are required.

Please select if you're a new garden or returning garden to the festival
This information will appear in the Festival directory as you have written it.
Name(s) of hosts
This information will appear in the Festival directory as you have written it.
Garden Address*
This information will appear in the Festival directory as you have written it.
Postal Address
If different to above.
Has/will your garden been/be featured in any national magazines/blogs?
This is a reminder to send through any photographs you may have which you would like to use in the Festival directory to or upload here. Please note, the Festival Organisers will determine which photo’s are selected for the Festival directory.
Upload up to 4 images of your garden here (max file size 10Mb). Make sure all photos are named with the hosts’ name
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. files: 4.
    Tick the appropriate components*
    Ticked components will appear in the Festival directory.
    E.g. water features, etc.
    Describe your garden / art stop as you would like the description to appear in the Festival directory (maximum 60 words) Think of: – style – atmosphere – cottage – contemporary – formal or informal – natural – tropical – wild – country – urban – sustainable – vegetable – other

    Artists, Refreshments and Music

    Would you like an artist in your garden during the festival?
    Please note: This is subject to availability
    Please note: this is a request, and we may not be able to match the artist of your choice.
    Can you provide shelter for potential artist?
    e.g. barn, covered patio, gazebo
    Will you organise and make available fund raising refreshments / pop-up Café
    Please note: If you acknowledge yes here, it is your responsibility to manage the organisation of any pop-up café and staff.
    e.g. coffee, cakes, pies, etc
    Would you be happy to hole-punch one-day visitors festival passes?
    Would you like the festival organisers to organise live music in your garden at scheduled times throughout the festival period?
    Please note: This is subject to availability

    Traffic management and parking audit

    Where will people park when visiting your garden?*
    Tick all that are relevant.
    e.g. Sweeping bends in a rural area.
    If you have acknowledged parking hazards or risks in or around your property, please indicate what you intend to do to minimise risks.

    Initial information 2024

    Returning this form indicates to us that you have received, understood and agreed with this information and you are happy to participate as a Garden and/or Art stop in the 2024 Festival Trail.

    Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival Dates

    Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2024

    Garden and Art Stops Opening and Closing times
    • 9.30am – 5.00pm Thursday 14th November 2024
    • 9.30am – 5.00pm Friday 15th November 2024
    • 9.30am – 5.00pm Saturday 16th November 2024
    • 9.30am – 3.00pm Sunday 17th November 2024
    Further Information
    • Hosts of garden and art stops agree to make their gardens available to Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival ticket holders for the duration of the festival and for the hours indicated above.
    • If for any reason, a garden or art stop is forced to close for unforeseen reasons out of your control, please contact the festival office at the time.
    • Festival management will be responsible for employing security personnel to roam the gardens while the festival is running and all garden and art stops will be given security contact details. Security personnel will make themselves known to hosts as they visit each garden, and while not in your garden at all times, will be in the vicinity in case you require assistance of any kind.
    • All Garden and Art Trail Ticket holders (your visitors) will carry passes while on your property.
    • Where necessary, Garden hosts are required to plan to organise assistants of their own to help with visitor and parking flow in their properties during busy periods. If you cannot secure helpers, please notify the festival team at least 6 weeks before before the festival commences.
    • The Festival Team will organise Gardener and Artist evenings leading up to the festival to keep you updated with our plans and relay information to you at these events. We will let you know the dates for these events in due course.
    By putting you name here you are acknowledging you agree to the above.
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    If you have any queries please contact or the Festival office 07-570 2525

    Thank you very much for being part of the 2024 Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival, we look forward to the coming months and will see you very soon. You are welcome to contact us anytime with any queries you may have, all the very best.

    The Festival Team
    Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival
    Phone: 07 570 2525