Basking in the success of the 2020 Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail, festival organisers for both events are delighted to announce the two will combine again in 2021 to present a dual program.
From the 29 October to 7 November 2021, Taranaki will showcase internationally recognised artists and gardens, throughout the 10-day festival spectacular. The Taranaki Garden Festival has been attracting visitors for over three decades.
Heidi Griffin, Chair of Taranaki Arts Trail said the whole team behind the event were pleased with the collaboration.
“The mutually beneficial partnership is the natural marriage between art and gardens within Taranaki, and our artists are behind this decision after a successful collaboration in 2020.”
With international borders being closed for most of 2020, many New Zealanders took the opportunity to discover something new. Combining the festivals presented a gateway opportunity for the domestic visitor to enjoy the attractions of the region and promoted an increased awareness of all that Taranaki has to offer.
Many of the 40 gardeners and 86 artists agree that with close to 80,000 visitors, 2020 was significantly busier than usual .
The Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail dual program officially launches 15 July 2021.
The Taranaki Garden Festival runs from 29 October – 7 November, with the Taranaki Arts Trail open weekends of 29-31 October and 5-7 November, with artist workshops available during the week also.
29 October – 7 November, 2021