Welcome to the Cambridge Garden Festival 2019


Thank you to everyone for their participation in making the first Cambridge Garden Festival
in 2018 a wonderful day. We sold 998 tickets and raised just under $30,000 for our chosen charities. 

The gardens are all confirmed for this years garden festival on Sunday 24th November 2019.

We have 11 gardens, 2 favourites from last year, 2 new 'Art in the Garden' and 7 new gardens.
Check them out on this page - Gardens

Tickets can be purchased from  
at www.cgf.nz, Cambridge Jewellers and Amber Garden Centre and Cambridge i-site.

You can purchase tickets for the 2019 Cambridge Garden Festival from  in person at Amber Garden Centre or Cambridge i-site.
Tickets from the website are no longer available.  The weather is looking great, have a great day at the Garden Festival on Sunday 24th November.

We look forward to seeing you.

Garden Three - 58 Thornton Road - Colleen & Peter Dromgool

Colleen & Peter Dromgool’s property in Thornton Road has been transformed.  The pink concrete house built in 1923 is now an updated charcoal with modern extensions.  The Dromgool’s purchasedRead more

Garden, refreshments and more - 21 Racecourse Road, Harriet Di Maio

A delight to visit this country garden set on 2 ½ acres on the outskirts of Cambridge.  After wandering the property Harriett and I sat down to chat in the large kitchen of the 1916 homestead whichRead more

Gorgeous country garden - Helen & Ken Haycock - 1012 Kaipaki Road

Helen and Ken Haycock’s property on Kaipaki Road is a garden not to be missed.  I visited on an extremely crisp winter morning after a heavy frost and we sat in the sun chatting – overlookingRead more

A large country garden - 434 Pencarrow Road - Christiene & Karl Ulrich

Ailsa and I travelled out to Pencarrow Road again on another beautiful cloudless winter’s day to meet with Christiene and Karl Ulrich.  Christiene was at the door before the car pulled up. Our firRead more

An impressive Country Garden - 308 Pencarrow Road - Denise & Pat Donnelly

Impressive is Denise and Pat Donnelly’s country garden in Pencarrow Road.  It was developed from a blank canvas over 9 years. Ailsa and I visited the garden on a sunny winter’s afternoon.  ARead more

An Amazing Garden of Rooms - in just 3 years - 119 St Kilda Road - Glenda & Steve Saunders

We were late arriving from our previous garden, but Glenda and Steve Saunders were so welcoming.  They have designed and built an extremely impressive garden in less than 4 years.  Their concept isRead more

Back by special request - Hydrangeas and more - 97 Wells Place - Jan & Bill Mathers

A hydrangea enthusiast and collector.  This is Jan Mathers. Jan and Bill’s acre of farmland on the outskirts of Cambridge has been transformed since 2001 to the beautiful garden it is today withRead more

Take Time to Smell the Roses - 70 Thornton Road - Shelley & Glenn Williamson

I visited Shelley and Glenn Williamson’s Thornton Road garden on a cool but fine winter’s morning on my own.  Ailsa was occupied at a Stork Party. They have lots of roses.  Shelley hadn’tRead more

Fantastic Use of a Small Urban Space - in only 2 years! - 62 Thornton Road - Jeanette & Harold Lovegrove

Jeanette and Harold Lovegrove have demonstrated so explicitly just what can be done with a small urban garden.  And they have done all of this in just over 2 years.  They had come from a hugeRead more

Colourful, imaginative art and a garden transformation - 19 Queen Street - ARTIST - Carole Hughes

Hidden away in the middle of this town block is a gem of a property.  Originally 0.3ha (3/4’s acre), Carole’s property included natives, roses, camellias, trees and a white garden.  In 2015Read more

Birds and art - as well as some lovely plants! - Birds and art - as well as some lovely plants! - 18 De La Mare Avenue - ARTIST - Dot & Barry Harding

Dot has provided us with this great history of their garden, and some information on their wonderful art. When I met Barry in 2005 his 2000m² property was 3/4 bare. On the left of the driveway wereRead more

2019 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival

Welcome to the 2019 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival 1000 people enjoyed the beautiful gardens of Cambridge at last years Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival, and we raised almost $30,000 for charity.Read more

Rotary Club of Cambridge

The Cambridge Garden Festival is proudly brought to you by the Rotary Club of Cambridge.

New in 2019 - Art in the Garden

Cambridge Garden Festival Sponsors

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