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Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024
Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024

Sun, Nov 24


Selected Private Gardens Auckland wide

Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024

Our premier event, the Auckland Garden DesignFest, brought to you by GDSNZ, Rotary Newmarket and Dove Hospice & Wellness, returns for its 7th time this November. Read on to find out how you can be involved.

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Nov 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Selected Private Gardens Auckland wide, Auckland, New Zealand

About the Event

We are delighted to announce that Auckland's premier designer garden festival is back this November!

Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024 will be held on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2024.

And this year's event - our seventh - promises to be even better with the addition of Dove Hospice & Wellness as joint organisers along with Rotary Newmarket and GDSNZ.

Our 2022 event was our most successful ever thanks to the generosity of our garden owners, who, along with their designers, created beautiful gardens and opened them to the public and thanks to our ticket purchasers, together we raised $60,000 for our deserving charities. 

Our chosen charities for this year's event are Dove Hospice & Wellness, Youthline, Garden to Table, Forest & Bird and Rotary Newmarket.

If you'd like to be involved with this year's event there are many ways you can.

Tickets are now on sale - you can choose between an all weekend-all garden pass or a single garden pass. Our 1st release earlybird All Gardens Ticket is on sale now for the 'not-to-be-repeated-price' of just $50 until midnight 19th May. From 20th May, 2nd release earlybird All Gardens Tickets will be $60 available online via Humanitix or from any Dove Hospice Store. Penny Cliffin and Anna-Maria Morris are back with a Guided Bus Tour offering - choose to join them for the whole weekend or a single day. But be quick - limited spaces are available.

You might like to be a volunteer? We had the support of over 180 volunteers for our 2022 event. Everything from checking tickets outside gardens, providing assistance within the gardens to making afternoon teas for sale in our market area.

Perhaps you have a professionally designed garden you are particularly proud of that you'd like us to consider showcasing?

You might like to consider bring a commercial sponsor of our event?

If you'd like to know anything or want to be involved, please contact our Festival Director Deb Hardy by email:

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Auckland Garden DesignFest team

Image: Cover; Auckland Garden DesignFest Program 2022, Garden: Neville Design Studio and Studio Rushmer, Photography - Scott Stinton

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