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Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival
Tel: 07 570 2525
The Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival runs every two years and celebrates the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. Each year members of the public explore the wonderful Bay of Plenty and visit up to 70 beautiful gardens and meet more than 100 magnificent artists.
The trail spans from Katikati to Te Puke with all gardens open to explore on all four festival days. The festival boasts a myriad of delights from small urban gardens to large rolling country gardens – many are new to the festival but old favourites always return.
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.
The festival hub "Bloom in the Bay" is located in the Historic Village and showcases fascinating landscape gardens, exhibitors, art work, live music, tasty food and beverages.
Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival has set up a Community Group Fund with the Acorn Foundation. You can help them to grow this fund to ensure that they receive a continuous income stream in the future.