Our wonderful new Premier Sponsor, Unlimited Potential, hosted a fabulous launch on the first day of spring (1 September) where we revealed this year's 16 designers and their line up of 20 stunning gardens. Encompassing an area from St Heliers in the east, through the central suburbs to Pt Chevalier in the west, with a further group on the North Shore, they range from small courtyards to large expansive gardens, and we are truly excited about the variety on offer.

We urge you to take this exclusive, one-off opportunity to see some of the city’s finest gardens and meet the talented designers who have used their expertise to turn their clients’ hopes and dreams into reality.

Remember that, apart from enjoying the experience of visiting these beautiful gardens, you will be making a valuable donation to children’s charities that really make a difference: Garden to Table, Ronald McDonald House, and others under the umbrella of the Rotary Club of Newmarket Charitable Trust. As in the past, every cent raised will be used to directly benefit the children involved, thanks to our incredibly generous garden owners.

To keep up with the latest news as we countdown to the event, please go to our News page and join up to receive regular newsletters – that way you won’t miss a thing!

In the meantime, you can see up-dated photos of members’ DesignFest gardens from 2013 and 2011 on www.gardendesignsociety.org.nz/designfest