Calling all gardeners

The hunt is on for gardens to include in next year’sBAy of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.

Interested in the possibility of your garden featuring in the November 2018 event? Know someone who’s done an excellent job flexing their green fingers and should be sharing the joy of their labours? The Bay of Plenty  Garden and Art Festival team is keen to hear.

Members of the festival team have been out visiting gardens already – some are festivals favourites, others are returning after a break, and there are exciting newcomers too. But, they are keen to see more, as the plan is to feature 60 gardens from throughout the Western Bay of Plenty in 2018. Gardeners who are interested, but unsure whether their gardens will make the cut, are encouraged to make contact.

Lara Bui, whose garden featured for the first-time last festival is full of positive feedback for those considering submitting their gardens.

“We encourage anyone thinking about being part of the festival to put their garden forward. We found it to be a really rewarding experience sharing our garden with our local and wider community”.

The 2018 festival will be held over four days with all gardens open for the duration. It will be held from Thursday November 15 to Sunday November 18.

Anyone interested in submitting their garden in the festival should contact Marc on 5702525 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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