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26-27 NOVEMBER 2022



26-27 NOVEMBER 2022
10AM - 4PM



Auckland Garden DesignFest  2022 - wrapped up!

Wow what a weekend!

We had visitors queuing outside gardens wanting to get in before 10am each day. Saturday the weather gods were wonderful to us. We saw a lot of sun-kissed faces at Dawson & Co enjoying Malfy Gin & Tonics at the end of the day. Sunday saw a bit of rain but our visitors still came out in force.

We are still working through the numbers for the event but we believe our 2022 event has been the most successful ever! Almost 1,500 visitors came through a single garden! We'll share what we can in a week or two but for now we want to say a massive THANK YOU to you our visitors for supporting our event and coming along to look at one, two three up to nineteen gardens! For joining Tom on his tours of Cotter House. For buying a coffee, an 'eat my lunch' (despite the delays in getting them), some cookie time cookies, KidsCan crackers, Rotary Xmas puddings, Ruby Seeto tea towels & Botanical Bingo. And for drinking Dawson & Co out of Malfy Gin!


Thank you for your patience at garden gates while we exchanged wristbands (ran out of wristbands) and counted you as you entered a garden.

Thank you for your wonderful comments to our volunteers, our designers and our garden owners.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT to our incredible sponsors whose support make our event possible. And to over 180 volunteers - without your support we could NOT make our event happen. THANK YOU.

We’re really proud of the gardens we opened for you and would appreciate any feedback you have on our event, our garden selections, or anything. Please email our event organiser Deb Hardy here.

Thank you again for supporting our incredible charities - Lifeline Aotearoa, Garden to Table, OKE and KidsCan.

We think you are wonderful!





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