Garden+Arts Festival


The Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival has developed a series of events the will take us to the main festival week in November 2018.

We have a number of exciting events leading up to the festival so keep an eye on our website to be sure you have all the information you need to get the most out of the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.

The series starts with 'ON THE COUCH' an entertaining live talk show featuring comedians Michele A’Court and Ben Hurley, with Garden and Art SUPERSTARS Ruud Kleinpaste - the Bug Man, expert landscape designer - Michelle McDonnell, international brewmaster - Brian Watson and artist extraordinaire - Rob McGregor. Join us in a night of fun and laughter at Baycourt Theatre, Friday 25th August at 7.30pm. Get your tickets now from or phone 0800 Ticketek

On The Couch - Don’t miss it. It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s entertaining – come along and meet some of the Superstars of Garden and Art in New Zealand.


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We look forward to the next Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival scheduled for November 2018

While the 2016 festival may be all wrapped up, we are working away in the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival office to make sure this fantastic festival offers even more in 2018. We have some great additions to enhance this amazing festival and really can not wait to tell you all about our plans.  Visit this web site regulalry to keep in touch and we will be in touch soon.

The 10th biennial Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival 2016 has now come to a close

We credit the success of this flagship event to the combined energy of the festival team, gardeners and artists, volunteers and supporters who participated, and to the generosity of our funders and sponsors. Your support of the festival was greatly appreciated. It is the committed involvement of so many people in our community that continue to make the festival a success by embracing all it had to offer.

The Lakes Hub again proved the value of creating a central place for the festival. The concentration of a myriad of attractions, events and exhibitions in one location was a huge draw card. The Garden Trail remains the star of the festival and we appreciate that without contributors willing to share their private gardens and making the huge effort to showcase these to the public, there simply would be no festival.

We sincerely thank you for your contribution to our tenth biennial festival and look forward to you joining us again for future Garden and Art Festival events.

Best wishes for a happy festive season.

We value your input to help us make improvements to the festival for future events and would greatly appreciate your feedback.

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