We’re proud to be the major sponsor of this year’s Waiheke Garden Festival, and you can get your tickets to experience over 10 of Waiheke’s most interesting and creative gardens.
Waiheke Garden Safari has been delighting since 2001 and this is their 20th Anniversary year. This is a must-see, self-drive or cycle garden tour event and each year they expand the workshops that are on offer. It is a big year for them and for the Jassy Dean Trust for which they raise funds for the island's children.
Ticket buyers get exclusive access to some of Waiheke Island's most interesting gardens while also supporting the Jassy Dean Trust. The Trust has been supporting Waiheke families with sick children for the last 25 years.
They have 10 gorgeous gardens to exhibit throughout the island and workshops/talks by knowledgeable garden experts and some special art works crafted by local artists throughout the gardens. Also, Ngaio Lewis will have her amazing plant sale and each plant is propagated by Ngaio herself to raise funds for the JDT.
Event date: 7 & 8 November, 2020
Time: The festival runs from 10:00am - 4:00pm. You will be able to Hop on and Hop off at each garden, traveling in our dedicated coach buses. You can take any Waiheke Island ferry from 9am. The timetable below will help you to visit your favourite gardens at your own pace.
Tickets: Early Bird price $30.00, $40.00 after 27 October
In the event Auckland reverts back to, or is in, Covid-19 Alert Level 3 or 4 at the time of the Waiheke Garden Festival, the event will be cancelled and refunds may be sought from your point of purchase. If you choose to forfeit a refund and donate the ticket price to the Jassy Dean Trust, thank you for your donation.
For more information about the event, please visit www.waihekegardenfestival.org.nz.
At the Archive Bistro, Mudbrick Vineyard. Friday, 6 November from 11 am to 1 pm
Drink on arrival, tour of the Mudbrick gardens, platter lunch and speaker Christy Ralphs of Nourish Gardens.
A Flower Journey
When your vegetable garden starts getting taken over by flowers, maybe it's a sign you should start a flower farm. Christy Ralphs from Nourish Gardens will share her journey into growing cut flowers for sale over the past five years. On an island of wine, this involved the sacrifice of a vineyard, and a steep learning curve as growing a wide range of flowers outside, without using toxic sprays and chemicals, proved to be a challenge. Inadvertently creating a luxury buffet for the entire island's population of rabbits and pukekos, the flowers nonetheless grew, and the rewards have been many. Developing and contributing to a community of people who love flowers, now Nourish Gardens hosts people from all over the country who are keen to learn how to create their own flower gardens and businesses.