Waiheke Garden Festival 2019


Waiheke Garden Safari has been delighting since 2001. Now called Waiheke Garden Festival, this is still a must-see, self-drive or cycle garden tour event and each year we expand the workshops that are on offer. Waiheke Garden Festival takes place over two days 9 & 10  November 2019. We are sponsored by Fullers who also offer tour packages for the Festival. Ticket buyers get exclusive access to some of Waiheke Island's most interesting gardens while also supporting the Jassy Dean Trust. The Trust has been supporting Waiheke families with sick children for the last 25 years.

Tickets are available at Paper Plus Waiheke and Fullers.

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2019 Festival



  • Dogs are not allowed in these private gardens. Please leave your dogs safely at home.

  • When you arrive at your first garden, your Fullers paper ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. Wear wristband comfortably snug on your wrist at the first garden you visit.

  • For your safety, please wear appropriate footwear to avoid slips and falls. 

  • The owners have generously donated their gardens for you to view. Please respect their privacy and property.

  • Children are welcome in the gardens, however pushchairs are not recommended.

  • Please take care when parking on our narrow windy roads and follow instructions of the Garden Festival volunteers.

  • Food and drink are offered in several gardens and vendors donate to the Jassy Dean Trust.

  • Workshops are included with your Festival ticket, check your program or here for locations

  • Some workshops require reservations so be sure to check and book via the workshop page.


Getting Around

While it’s still a self drive event, Fullers, our major sponsor, has put together some great transport options for bus tours and transfers. Biking and walking are a great way to get around Waiheke without having to worry about parking.

Bus Packages

Book a Fullers Garden Festival one-day tour (available Saturday and Sunday) to make it easy to see each garden, local artists, local artisan food and the Sundowner garden.
Visit fullers.co.nz to book.

Leafblower Raffle 

Be in to win a Leaf Blower!
Donated by Placemakers Garden Centre.
Win a Steelfort Lawnmaster Leaf Blower, battery operated.Battery and charger included.

Raffle tickets are available at each garden.
Raffle drawn Sunday evening after the event.



Waiheke Garden Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Jassy Dean Trust, an organisation that supports sick children and their families on Waiheke Island. 100% of the proceeds from the Festival go to the Trust. For more information about the Jassy Dean Trust click here.

If you have a sick child and require support, please complete our online application form.

Our 2019 Sponsors

The Jassy Dean Trust and Waiheke Island Garden Festival would like to give a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors.

A hearty THANK YOU for all your time and energy to support our events. We could not do it without your support.

Thank you to Fullers, Go Media, Placemakers, Paper Plus Waiheke, Countdown Waiheke, Be My Guest, Central Landscapes, Waiheke Gulf News, NZ Gardener Magazine, LSG Gardeners, Island Design, Rangihoua Estate, Veranda, for your ongoing support of this very big weekend.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2019 Waiheke Garden Festival and the Jassy Dean Trust, please contact Event Manager, Michelle Barber: info@waihekegardensafari.co.nz


Thanks to our main sponsor Fullers 360