Festival trail opening times: Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th Nov: 9.30pm – 5pm, Sunday 18th Nov: 9.30am – 3pm
Bloom in the Bay opening times: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th Nov: 9am – 9.30pm

Events

FESTIVAL HUB & CAFE AT THE LAKES

A Festival Hub at The Lakes will again provide a humming base for the Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival. The hub will feature a plethora of art and horticultural exhibitions, creative concept spaces, a wonderful array of speakers and workshops, as well as a sculpture walk and expo trade site to inspire garden planning ideas. Add to all that a fully-stocked café with an appetising selection of food and beverages to enjoy amidst a backdrop of wildflower beds. Two years on and this Festival Hub has matured with a newly contoured area perfect for housing a super-sized marquee and exciting expo attractions. The Lakes, Tauriko, is easily accessed from Tauranga, off the end of the expressway.

Festival Hub Opening Hours

Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 November
9:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday 20 November
9:30am – 3:00pm

Gold coin entry – all welcome car parking available – entry at 154 Lakes Boulevard

Couture-in-Bloom

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"A Saturday night not to be missed, the Festival Hub at the Lakes will be the place to be! Sisters…
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  • Event dates Saturday 19th November
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Cre8ive Quilters @ Te Puke

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The amazing talents of the Te Puke Quilters’ group have been combined to create an exhibition of handmade quilts. A…
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  • Event dates Friday 18th November, Saturday 19th November
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Creative Concept Designers

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Four local designers with a variety of design backgrounds – ranging from floral art to landscape gardening have created an…
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  • Event dates Saturday 19th November
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Dame Robin White

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Dame Robin White is one of New Zealand’s most respected visual artists and wer’re proud to call her one of…
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  • Event dates Saturday 19th November
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Display of Miniature Gardens @ Palmers Garden World

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A touch of Lilliput Land will come to Palmers Bethlehem during the festival when Miniature Garden Competition entries will be…
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  • Event dates Thursday 17th November, Friday 18th November, Saturday 19th November, Sunday 20th November
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Festival Hub Expo

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Contemporary ClassicsLava GlassBay of Plenty Regional CouncilStandard of Excellence – TopiaryAcorn Foundation - The Giving GardenAquatic Lifestyles - Water Garden…
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Floral Art Awards

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The BOP Floral Art Society will be holding its Designer of the Year competition where Floral designers of the Bay…
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  • Event dates Friday 18th November, Saturday 19th November, Sunday 20th November
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Pickled Whimsy

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Both a symposium and workshops will be on offer when Tauranga’s kokedama specialist Coraleigh Parker returns to delight festival goers.…
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  • Event dates Sunday 20th November
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Sculpture Walk

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There’s much to thrill from the primal (a driftwood dinosaur under construction) to the more contemporary on the Sculpture Walk.…
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