Garden and art festival tickets selling fast

Maruia – The Sheltered Valley, owners Tina and Beven Shaw. Photo: Supplied.

The Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival, proudly brought to you by Bayleys, is in an early-bird frenzy with tickets selling fast. Until July 15, festival-goers can snap up their Multi-Day Festival pass vouchers for just $70, saving $10.

This year, the festival, which runs from November 14-17, will include a trail of 81 garden and art stops across the western Bay of Plenty. This includes 21 stand-alone art studio stops, and 60 gardens, nine of which also feature art studios.

“Over 40 per cent of this year’s stops are brand new or did not feature in the previous festival,” says festival director Marc Anderson.

The work of more than 70 brilliant artists will be displayed at the festival hub ‘Bloom in the Bay’ as well as on the trail. Bloom in the Bay, sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners, will be located along The Strand’s waterfront.

“This will be flourishing with great music, a wellbeing area, fantastic art, exhibitors, floral art, tasty food and beverages, a Speakers’ Corner and the amazing Festival Gallery,” says Marc.

Take advantage of this great deal now and purchase your early-bird multi-day pass by July 15 from Palmers Bethlehem - the garden and art trail partner; online at Eventfinda; or visit A service fee applies if purchased online.

The Multi-Day Festival Pack gives access to the festival for all four days, and a 1-Day Festival Pack which is available now for $45 gives access to the festival for any one day. Both packs include a festival pass, directory and map.

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