Waiheke Garden Festival 2018

Thank you visitors and garden owners for a successful 2018 Festival


  • Bus Tours with Fullers are SOLD OUT, regular tickets still available from fullers.co.nz

  • WORKSHOP 4 CANCELLED: Claire Mummery - Grow Inspired, Sunday 10am, Garden 6 ~ due to family emergency, our apologies

  • Exchange your online tickets for wristband at Fullers Matiatia Wharf, Paperplus Oneroa, any of the participating gardens

  • Coffee cart on site at Garden 3, Food truck Thirteen at Garden 6 with vegan and non-vegan options

  • Entry to Sundowner event with a wristband or $15 cash at the door. Parking at Vintage Lane

  • Food and bar available at Sundowner Event!

Waiheke Garden Safari has been delighting Island residents and visitors alike since 2001 and since 2017 we have a new format. The new name is Waiheke Garden Festival to reflect this change. It is still a must-see, self-drive or cycle event for gardeners and island visitors with gardening workshops in the gardens this year. Waiheke Garden Festival takes place over two days 10 & 11  November 2018. Our gardens are open 10 am to 4 pm both days. 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. Find out more about the Jassy Dean Trust here.

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2018 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.

  • 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

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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. E-cycling and scooting are a great way to get around Waiheke without having to worry about parking. Parking at some locations is limited so carpooling is a great idea.

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. Lunch is included.
Visit fullers.co.nz to book. 9 November UPDATE: Bus packages are now sold out, regular admission still available.

Wheelbarrow of Goodies 

Buy a Raffle ticket at any garden you visit for 1 for $5, 3 for $10 and win a wheelbarrow of goodies. All donated by Placemakers Garden Centre.

Sundowner Event

Saturday 10 November 4pm to Sunset
Wharetana Bay Homestead, 15 Rothschild Terrace

Music: Dave Alley, Deep House Brothers, Nikki Ngatai & Aaron Carpenter

Sundowner Entry is free for Festival ticket holders or $15.00 at the gate. Children under 16 are free. Cash accepted and Eftpos available. Limited parking, carpooling recommended.
Sponsored by Kennedy Point Vineyard

A great way to relax after a day in the gardens, watch the sun setting over the Gulf and the City while enjoying a drink and a bite to eat at our Sundowner Garden on Saturday evening. Wander the garden while you enjoy local wines provided by Kennedy Point Vineyard and beer, some lovely gourmet food and tunes while taking in the sunset. Food trucks and licensed bar on site.



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 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, 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 2018 Waiheke Garden Festival and the Jassy Dean Trust, please contact Event Manager, Michelle Barber: info@waihekegardensafari.co.nz