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Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival

2022 Garden Festival details

We have 10 gardens confirmed (including many from the 2021 Festival that you didn't get to see).  We have 3 new gardens confirmed. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to email us on gardens@cgf.nz.

We are also excited to be running the event side by side with 'A Passion for Art', where over ten Cambridge artists will open their studios for the entire weekend for you to visit. Why not make a weekend of it?

The DATE is Sunday 20th November 2022 and the gardens will be open from 9am to 4.30pm

Prices are $35.00 for early bird tickets and seniors (before 30th September 2022) and $45.00 for other tickets.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Covid and Natural Disasters policy

Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival 2022

As we are no longer in the traffic light system, we are confident that the 2022 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival will go ahead.

However, we have made one change to our ticket purchase process.  When you purchase your tickets online, you will be able to advise us whether you wish to donate your ticket purchase funds to the charities or apply for a refund if the event is again cancelled because of Covid or a natural disaster.

Passion for Art

Follow the Passion for Art Trail while visiting our beautiful gardens.

The Passion for Art Trail is held on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November.

Rotary Club of Cambridge

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

Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival Sponsors

Garden Six - 8 Shaw Street, Sun Filled Garden Lot - Lyndsay and Ted Mason

Birdsong (waxeye, tui, fantail); perfume (roses, Lily of the Valley) colours (soft pinks to vibrant purples) will greet you in November at Lyndsay and Ted Mason’s. Their large and well establishedRead more

Garden Five, 33 William Paul Street - Size Doesn't Matter, Joy & Des Bell

Joy and Des Bell’s garden in Norfolk Downs is another model of what you can do in a small town property.  This is a great example where people can see a garden that is just being established.   Read more

Garden Four, 40 Terry Came Drive - With Nature in Mind, Eunice & Peter Martin

Eunice and Peter Martin have lived in Terry Came Drive for 3 ½ years after moving from the country back into Cambridge. They originally lived out at French Pass in a property that was converted fromRead more

Garden Three - 105 French Pass Road - A Riot of Colour, Anne & Steve Spelchan

Anne and Steve Spelchan’s country garden in French Pass Road is a garden that grows (no pun intended).  And grow it has.  Every time Anne visits a garden centre she brings a plant home, she hasRead more

Garden Two, 2/182 French Pass Road - Designer Inspiration, Juliet and Sean Coleman

Juliet Coleman’s garden in French Pass Road is such a contrast to the two small town gardens I had visited recently.  In two words, huge, impressive. Ailsa and I were met by Juliet and her gorgeoRead more

Garden One, 97 Wells Place, RD1 - Crowd Pleaser, Jan & Bill Mathers

Mass plantings of Hydrangeas, wandering paths through trees, shrubs, and garden art. This country garden is not to be missed. Lots of ideas and plants to buy.  All the garden photos in this newsleRead more

26 Queen Street, photos

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Traditional Villa Garden - a sight to see

This lovely garden has been crafted over the years by Louise and Duncan McGillivray.  In central Cambridge, the traditional villa is surrounded by trees, lawns, box hedges. Over the 14 year thatRead more

Joy and Des Bells garden at 3 Boulton Street, Norfolk Downs

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Final showing (possibly) of this lovely garden

When Joy and Des Bell purchased their house and property in Norfolk Downs 8 years ago there was a minimalistic garden with Laurel trees at the front and 18 olive trees around the perimeter. HavingRead more

Garden Transformation photos of 12 Williams St

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Garden Transformation

Shirley is the owner of this garden which illustrates the dangers of being in real estate.  Through her work she sees a number of homes and gardens, and from time to time, Shirley discovers a properRead more

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