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The NZ Garden & ArtFest Charitable Trust was formed in 2001 by a talented and forward thinking group who were passionate about gardens, art and promoting the beautiful Bay of Plenty in a philanthropic way.


Our Mission Statement:

“Inspire a passion for gardening and art”


The key objectives of the Trust are:

  • To promote and improve the advancement of education, skill, knowledge and enjoyment of gardens and the arts in New Zealand
  • To build and develop New Zealand’s premier Garden & Art Festival
  • To create an enjoyable event for all who participate
  • To enrich and strengthen our community
  • To promote the unique lifestyle of the Bay of Plenty


 The current board of Trustees is:

  • Nikki Burley (Chair)
  • Mandie Taylor
  • James Sherson
  • Katherine Sandford
  • Coraleigh Parker
  • Ross Brown
  • Murray Clode


The Festival Team is:

  • Marc Anderson - Festival Director

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