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With idyl­lic soils and a gar­den-friendly climate, Taranaki is home to some of NZ’s best gar­dens. Ev­ery spring, the re­gion at­tracts thou­sands of gar­den lovers to its two con­cur­rent fes­ti­vals, held this year from Oc­to­ber 27 to Novem­ber 5.

The Taranaki Fringe Gar­den Fes­ti­val

prom­ises ‘Real Gar­dens for Real Peo­ple’ where vis­i­tors can get ideas for their own gar­dens, ask ques­tions and get ad­vice from the gar­den own­ers. Find out more at www.taranaki­gar­dens.co.nz

The Pow­erco Taranaki Gar­den Spec­tac­u­lar

fea­tures a wide range of pri­vate gar­dens open to vis­i­tors ex­clu­sively for the fes­ti­val. Vis­i­tors also en­joy a mix­ture of free and paid events, in­clud­ing guided tours, work­shops and spe­cial­ist speak­ers. Find out more at www.gar­den­festnz.co.nz

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