Every 2 years Tauranga holds a wonderful Art and Garden Festival which covers over 100 gardens from Te Puke in the south, to Mt Maunganui, Tauranga and Katikati and all towns and suberbs in between. It runs this year from November 17 until Sun 23 November. We only allowed ourselves a day last time it was on and it was not nearly long enough so this year we are going to go out to gardens every day of the week and that way hope to see most of them. Not only are there wonderful private gardens on display but also art displays and pop up cafes in private gardens and all sorts of art and gardening events on. We have several bookings for that week and are booked out the weekend before but still have a few rooms vacant across the week. Accommodation will be tight during that week so if you are planning to come to the Bay of Plenty during November it pays to book well in advance.
If you would like to know more about the Art and Garden Fest and the terrific programme that has been put together go this website: www.gardenandartfest.co.nz. You will not be disappointed.