Photo: Carme Aguayo and Neeve Woodward


The time has come for the biennial Auckland Garden DesignFest to return to Auckland for the fifth edition.

On Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, we open the gates of 18 carefully selected stunning private gardens, all by professional garden designers, for you to enjoy and explore. Most have never before been open to the public.

We have included different styles and sizes of gardens, from tiny courtyards to large urban oases, mature gardens and new gardens, with a variety of budgets. We are very proud of the diverse range of gardens we have for you to explore, enjoy and be inspired by. Come along and meet our 17 designers who will be in their garden creations throughout the weekend festival. Find out what inspired them in their search for a unique response to their clients’ needs.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our wonderful garden owners, as it is only through their generosity of spirit that this event is possible, with all proceeds of the festival going back into the community through our three nominated charities; Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand, Garden to Table & Rotary Newmarket’s Charitable Trust.

Make the most of this popular biennial event and come along to enjoy spring in the garden
with us!

Garden Design Society of New Zealand and Rotary Newmarket.