"We were first timers last year. It was terrific having a goal to aim for. And sharing the garden we had kept secret for years was very fulfilling. We loved meeting people and hearing wonderful feedback. I'd recommend going for it!!" - Tony Wright
🌳🌿If you are keen to feature your garden in the 2022 festival, we'd love to hear from you! Register your interest here: www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/
Spread the word: make sure you tag any family or friends with gardens you love! ... See MoreSee Less
🌱Hey gardeners! 🌱
Let’s brighten the Bay even more with your garden.
We are looking for great gardens and their talented owners to be part of the 2022 Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival. 🌻
If you would like your garden to be considered for the 2022 Festival, we would love to meet you and have a chat. 17-20 November 2022.
Register your interest online www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/ or call us now!
07 570 2525
Make sure to tag your green-thumbed friends whose gardens you love to admire! 🐞🌷 ... See MoreSee Less
Bring it on 2022! 🌸🌸
Chatting to the gardeners is one of the highlights!
🌱 Discovering most of their plants are propagated or from grandparents, friends or family and every plant tells a story.
🌱 Finding out where you are standing used to be a paddock only a few years ago and now is the most beautiful garden.
🌱 Being inspired by gardener's in their 70's and 80's who are still pruning their trees, mowing the lawns, and not slowing down one bit!
What stories did you love hearing? ... See MoreSee Less
Oh... I am soooo proud of my beautiful sister ❤️ . I think a glass of champagne under the trees is in order. Too bad I’m stuck on the other side of the world😢
Hard work, vision , flair and passion, a real credit to you B & N❤️
My beautiful S.I.L in her happy place
🥕 🐝 🌱 We'd love to know what garden projects you are inspired to start after going to the 2020 Festival? Let us know below! ... See MoreSee Less
Still working on a project I saw at festival
Hi Sarah 😊 so pleased you got to enjoy the gardens!
"Do we ever have to leave?!" must be commonly whispered amongst friends when they find a magic spot in one of the gardens just like one.
🌻 Kicking back, catching up and taking in the bright, tropical and fun Garden 27, Cool Plants & Re.Work.It, while listening to some jazz.
This really is a phenomenal garden that you'll want to come back to again and again!
Did you go? What did you think? Who bought plants or art?
We can't wait for 2022! ... See MoreSee Less
🎨 One of the most unique things about the Garden & Art Festival is getting to go behind the scenes into the artists studio. It's fascinating!
You get to chat directly to the artist who created the piece, discover their story and hear their passion and we think that's pretty special!
Gill Brodie, (Garden & Art Stop 52), chat's to these ladies in her studio which is nestled amongst their Rome inspired garden! So charming! www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/artists/gillbrodie/
Did you stop here? What did you think? ... See MoreSee Less
I loved Gill and Frasers garden, such a gorgeous place and beautifully put together, they are the loveliest people you could meet too, a very special visit 💕🌸 x
Loved the art and the garden/property
A place to ponder....
Who got to experience the peace and serenity looking over the pond at Garden 51 in Ohauiti? Such a magical spot you really don't want to leave! ... See MoreSee Less
The gumboot displays at Bloom in the Bay created by our local primary schools were so creative and fascinating to see!
The winner goes to Room 23 Selwyn Ridge Primary School, congratulations!
Did you spot Kevin the kiwi? He was a VERY special gumboot display and the kids were super excited about winning the gumboot garden competition.
"Kevin is in his new home, in our school foyer, and Room 23 are busy talking about spending their winnings.
Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the Garden and Arts Festival 2020." - Room 23
Here is a photo at school assembly where they were presented the prize and certificates.
High fives to all of the kids that put in a massive effort creating their awesome gumboots, you should all be super proud! ... See MoreSee Less
🍃 Did you go to Garden 21?
If so you would have spotted artists Annie Sale and Celia Baunton, how fabulous does their art look in the garden?
Some of you nabbed their art and will be finding the perfect spot in your home or tucking it away as the best Xmas gift ever!
We look forward to doing it all again in 2022! ... See MoreSee Less
yes there work was lovely
So nice Annie.❤🇩🇰❤
Kicking back and devouring a yummy lunch in the tranquil garden @ Clarke Road Eatery. What a wonderful day out for the gardeners and artists to soak up the gardens 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
🤩The heroes of the Festival are the gardeners and artists!! We love their passion and commitment.
Today they are enjoying a well deserved day out visiting the gardens and lunch @ Clarke Road Eatery, yum! ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful day to see some incredible gardens, thank you
yes this was a lovely relaxing garden. Naki gardener
Lovely day 💗👌🌿 thank you!
🎥 Who spotted us on TV3 The Project last Friday night at Bloom in the Bay!?
Just a little bit famous! 🤩
Featuring Clive Armstrong's distinctive sculptures that are cleverly crafted from recycled and panel steel as well as Caitriona Fallon's beautiful voice as the sun was going down, all while sipping on cold beverages from the Mills Reef bar.
Where else would you rather be?!
Right here according to TV3 as we won the best city to be hanging out in, over Wellington and Auckland! Score! ... See MoreSee Less