The Auckland Garden DesignFest runs bi-annually. The next festival (and tour) will be 2021. If you'd like us to let you know when we set up the next tour, please register your interest.
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Join renowned garden designer Zoe Carafice and be guided through some of Auckland’s private gardens as part of the Auckland Garden Design Festival. She will talk about garden design principles and planting design, with intimate knowledge relating to each of the gardens on the tour.
This tour will depart from, and return to, Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland on Saturday 16 November 2019, 9 AM - 4:30 PM. Your tour fee includes the DesignFest admission ticket. We may move up to a slightly bigger bus is there is demand. Please register your interest!
This annual event, now in its fifth year, opens private gardens offering visitors the chance to see these hidden spaces and to talk to their garden designers. For more information about the Auckland Garden DesignFest visit their website here.
Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the day (hat, sunblock, rainjacket etc). Bring a water bottle. Bring your lunch or order one from Eat My Lunch. Details about Eat My Lunch are contained within the course instructions (sent upon enrolment).
We regret that we cannot accept alternative travel arrangements for this tour due to logistical reasons. All participants must depart from and return to Selwyn College. If you do not wish to join our bus tour, you may wish to make your own arrangements to visit the gardens. Click through to the Auckland Garden DesignFest website here.
When you are registered for this tour, you have the option to pre-purchase a lunch from the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. For each lunch you buy, they will give a lunch to a kiwi kid who would otherwise go without.