“Garden and Arts, A Fine Fit.”

Media Release | Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail 2021

Basking in the success of the 2020 Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail, festival organisers for both events are delighted to announce the two will combine again in 2021 to present a dual programme. 

From the 29 October to 7 November 2021, Taranaki will showcase internationally recognised artists and gardens,  throughout the 10-day festival spectacular. The Taranaki Garden Festival has been attracting visitors for over three decades. 

Next year will see it celebrate its 34th year - one of the longest-running festivals in New Zealand - and the Taranaki Arts Trail,  considered as pioneering the development of art tourism in the region will enjoy its eighth year of open artist studios.

The symbiotic relationship between both festivals and the widely popular 2020 event will now see the Taranaki Arts Trail, adopting the Spring dates and increasing the event from one weekend to two in 2021.

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Visually inspiring, the volcanic landscape of Taranaki, with its ring of wild coast beaches, green and pleasant land, myriads of clear streams and bush covered slopes, all providing a beautiful backdrop to a fascinating weekend event held annually each year.

Established in 2014 the Taranaki Arts Trail provides the public with the unique opportunity to meet with artists in their studio/workshops. Ultimately, the aim of the Taranaki Arts Trail is to build a greater understanding in the community of the processes involved and the skills required, in creating a work of art.

Next year,  the Taranaki Arts Trail is pleased to announce the  partnering with the Taranaki Garden Festival . Both festivals' opening over the same dates, with our extended weekend, will provide greater opportunity to visit and enjoy our artists' open studios  

Taranaki is the destination this spring, find out about events and all the things you can see and do while you are here on our Visit Taranaki page.