Our third Auckland Garden DesignFest has come and gone and we are thrilled at all the wonderfully positive feedback we have received from those of you who enjoyed visiting the exceptionally wide variety of gardens on offer.You helped us to increase substantially the amount raised for our children’s charities yet again: Garden to Table, Ronald McDonald House and others like Make a Wish, supported by the Rotary Club of Newmarket’s Charitable Trust. We can confirm that every cent goes directly to these highly deserving causes.

Final figures are not yet available because our raffle for the AVALON WATERWAYS - TULIPS OF NORTHERN HOLLAND CRUISE – worth nearly $10,000,runs until Christmas. For a mere $5 a ticket or a book of 10 for $40, this represents astonishing value. Previous participants in their cruises have been buying them up in droves – they obviously know just how good they are! So don’t miss out – email us to place your order. They would make a perfect Christmas Gift, and don’t forget they are transferable - if the recipient can’t go, they can give them to someone else – a most unusual bonus.

All of our garden owners deserve extra special thanks for so generously allowing an appreciative audience to view their private outdoor retreats.Many of you will have met their talented designers who, wherever possible, made sure they were in the gardens to talk with visitors. Also present in each garden were our willing and helpful volunteers, without whom we simply couldn’t have done it.

Our premier sponsor, Unlimited Potential, were fantastically supportive throughout the process and we owe them our heartfelt thanks. Many of our other sponsors were also present in a garden during the weekend and we highly recommend their products and services to you all – simply click on their logos on this and every page of our website for their details.

The next DesignFest will be held in November 2017.

Wishing you all the best until then,
The AGDF Organising Committee.