Lookie here! There’s a brand new garden festival in town. The Garden Design Society of New Zealand and Newmarket Rotary have joined forces to present the inaugural Auckland Garden DesignFest, which takes place 19-20 November, 2011. The festival showcases 24 gardens around Auckland, all professionally designed, and many of which have never been open to the public before. The designers will be on hand in the gardens to chat to visitors. Proceeds go to three great charities: KidsCan, CanTeen and Ronald McDonald House Auckland. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the gardens.
Tickets can be pre-purchased for $40 (entry to all gardens) from Palmers garden stores in Auckland, or online at iticket for a small fee. Or it’s $5 to enter a single garden at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $50. There’s a full-day bus tour option too, for $120. The bus tour includes lunch plus guided commentary and a bonus visit to Highwic House at the end of the day – complete with a tour of the house and a glass of wine.
For more information, go to the Auckland Garden DesignFest website.