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23-24 NOVEMBER 2024

Garden Entry Tickets

Tickets available now from our website powered by Humanitix. If you prefer to purchase your tickets in person, tickets are available now from all Dove Hospice Shops in Auckland - Newmarket, Epsom, Remuera, St Heliers, Meadowbank, Mt Wellington, Panmure, or Glen Innes. During the festival weekend you can purchase your ticket from the first garden you visit - see below for details. 

  • All Garden Entry Tickets $70* - Earlybird $60*
    Valid for entry to all gardens for the whole weekend

  • All Gardens - Senior/Concession $60*
    Seniors 65+ with Gold Card, Students with current/valid Student ID. Entry to all gardens for the whole weekend

  • Guided Bus Tours - Single Day (Saturday or Sunday) $150*
    Mini Coach, Guided & Catered Tour of half the gardens – Saturday or Sunday

  • Guided Bus Tours - All Weekend, All Gardens $290*
    Mini Coach, Guided & Catered Tour of all the event gardens

  • Groups - 10 or more All Garden Entry Tickets - $50/ticket*
    Online only

  • Single Garden Tickets $10*
    Online & Garden gate

*plus service fee when booking online

We regret that children under 12 cannot be admitted (unless they are young enough to be carried).


Guided Bus Tours

Join expert landscape architects Penny & Anna-Maria on a guided tour of the gardens including a delicious picnic lunch, refreshments, mini coach travel, entry fees and garden notes for each garden including plans & planting information. Further information including pick up time and location will be emailed to you personally. 


Penny Cliffin, 021488 000

Anna-Maria Morris, 021 063 9111

Starting Garden & Wristbands
You can start your Garden DesignFest experience at ANY of the gardens from 10am each morning (see the GARDENS tab for a list of all gardens and addresses).


At the first garden you visit, simply hand over your ticket and you will receive a WRISTBAND. Once you have your wristband on your wrist simply show it to the volunteers at the garden gate and you can enter any and all gardens.


Don’t have a ticket? You can purchase an ALL GARDEN ticket from any garden and get a wristband OR pay $10 to visit any single garden. Enjoy!

Safety Note:
While every precaution has been taken, please note that it is a condition of entry to the gardens that you assume all responsibility for your own safety, the safety of those in your care, and of your possessions. If you are an overseas traveller visiting our gardens, please ensure you have sufficient travel insurance cover in case of an accident.

All Weather Event:

This is an all-weather event on private properties, so there are no rain dates. Please dress to accommodate all types of weather. Gardens are also beautiful in the rain. In past years when it has rained, the weather is only apparent in photos through the colourful addition of umbrellas above each visitor.





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