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Gardening is indisputably an art form. A garden plot can be considered an individual piece of art with a tale to tell of inspirational urges and labours of love that culminate in sensory delight.
And so it is with the gardens we showcase on our Bay of Plenty trail. We would not have such an impressive garden festival without our participating gardeners’ gracious invitations to visit their private domains and view their creativity.
The trail spans from Katikati to Te Puke with all gardens open to explore on all four festival days. Our festival boasts a myriad of delights from small urban gardens to large rolling country gardens – many are new to the festival but rest assured, old favourites have returned too.
Adding to the offering are art stops along the way. In some cases there is the opportunity to see artists working from their own studios. Matching artists with gardens is what makes this garden trail unique. Local and national artists are displaying a wide variety of artwork in several different mediums.
Two ticket types will be available for the 2020 festival. A one-day ticket will get you to all gardens on the trail FOR ONE DAY ONLY - you can choose that day, but once you are on the trail, this ticket will become invalid for any other day. A multi-day ticket will allow you to see all gardens ON ALL DAYS of the festival. There’s the chance to organise a solid day of whistle-stop viewing, or enjoy a more leisurely journey around the gardens over multiple days.
On behalf of the Gardeners of the 2018 festival a small donation was given to three very positive and much needed charities.
Trustpower TECT Rescue
Helicopter Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is proud to introduce all our gardeners on our Garden and Art Trail. We are busy visiting gardens for the 2020 festival and our exclusive list of gardens will be available for all ticket purchasers when tickets become on sale. Look out for 2020 Mothers Day Specials from April 2020........and see you all from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November 2020.