Treat Mum to gorgeous gardens and amazing art

Megan Keatley - Tauranga Photography Society.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – on May 8 – and if you’ve still got to buy a gift, consider getting her a Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival multi-day pass.

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a gift that gives her not one, but four days of fabulous gardens, wonderful art, and much more.

Usually retailing at $65, buy your festival tickets for just $50 until May 8 and receive access to all four days of garden and art fun, plus entry to Bloom in the Bay.

This year’s Garden & Art Festival is on November 17-20, with more than 70 wonderful garden and art stops from Katikati to Te Puke.

“New to the trail this year is the art studio stops, which are included in the Garden and Art trail, where people will get a peek into some amazing creative spaces,” says festival director Marc Anderson.

There will be a specific art studio trail marked out on the map to make it easier for art lovers to enjoy this aspect of the festival.

As usual the gardens feature a mix of planting themes and range from rural and rambling to urban and compact.

Bloom in the Bay will be held at the Tauranga Racecourse for all four days, with plenty to keep attendees engaged.

“There will be Garden & Art Festival trade stalls, music, food, a bar, a festival gallery, and even a kid’s zone to keep the little ones entertained,” says Marc.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets for just $50 until May 8. For more information, visit:

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