Garden Art festival on sale
Tickets go on sale this week for the Bay of PlentyGarden and Art Festival Long Lunch.
The queen of garden shows Maggie Barry will host the event, which will be held at Mills Reef Winery at noon on Sunday, November 18. Special guest Ruud Kleinpaste, also known as The Bug Man, will provide bug brilliance, while Caitriona Fallon of
fame will provide musical entertainment.
Maggie, who is remembered by many for television’s
will inspirewith many stories from her connection to the garden world.
Festival director Marc Anderson says only limited tickets will be available, so those keen to attend should get in quickly.
Ticketswill cost $95 including the entertainment plus a three-course menu and drink on arrival. Tickets will be available on the festival website www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz from the end of this week.
Marc says the biennial festival is about more than its garden and art trail, and the Long Lunch is traditionally a much-anticipated event.
This year’s festival from November 15-18 will also include Bloom in the Bay, which will be held at the festival hub at Tauranga’s HistoricVillage from 9am until 9.30pm on all festival days.
“Bloom in the Bay offers people the opportunity to come and soak up the creative atmosphere. The site will be a place where everyone— including familieswith young children— can enjoy keynote speakers, great entertainment, including live music, tasty food and beverages, exhibitions, workshops, displays and concept gardens. All thiswill add to the colour, excitement, and wide-spread appeal,” Marc says.
■ Garden and Art Trail tickets include free entry to Bloom in the Bay.
The cost for those wishing to just attend Bloom in the Bay is $5 per person, with children 12 and under free.
Festival tickets are from the festival website, Ticketek, orat the Baycourt box office.