The Gardens are an enchanting setting for a Wedding Celebration, or

for a boutique event such as Sculpture Northland and The Enchanted Garden.

Whangarei Garden Discovery November 21st & 22nd
Art in Gardens Tour
After much searching, we have found 16 Gardens for enthusiasts to visit over two days. Many of the Gardens in this years tour are new to us, making it a very exciting foray into our local backyards. 
A Pop-Up Garden Art store will be on site at Whangarei Quarry Gardens as well as plant stalls and a sausage sizzle. Local artists will be exhibiting works in several gardens on the tour - all artworks exhibited are for sale. Grab an original piece of art for your own backyard sanctuary.
Starting at the northern end of town at Crane Rd or Tikipunga, the tour leads back through Kamo and town, and heads out to Maunu and finishes at Mangakahia Road.
There is something on this tour for everyone. Large country gardens, vast lakes surrounded in lush plantings - to small urban gardens showcasing clever space saving techniques such as espaliering and layering plants to give height and dimension to their space. We have thrown in another element of interest by inviting local artists to exhibit their works in some of the gardens. 
Tickets go on sale in OCTOBER
$30 per ticket
$25 for Whangarei Quarry Gardens members.
Available from Whangarei Quarry Gardens - and Mitre 10 Mega Whangarei 
Group tickets can be ordered online and sent out.

This year's Discovery is proudly sponsored by....

Weddings In the Gardens

Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a magical venue for your special day; a calm, green oasis only a few minutes drive from central Whangarei.


There are several sites within the Gardens that are suitable for small or large ceremonies, with some parties choosing to come in for photo-shoots only.


The Visitor's Centre could be the perfect venue for your reception, with a large sunny bacony and plenty of room for guests to spill out into the Gardens. There is also a golf cart available to help guests get to the ceremony area on the day, and our event manager Kerry, will help ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Follow this link to get our current price-list for the different packages available.


Photo by Sarah Henderson

Kiwi Kids Fun Day July 2020
2017 Virtues of Form - Julie Cromwell
The Enchanted Garden April 2019
Northland Youth Theatre, Circus Kumarani and Sistema Whangarei

Photos from Whangarei Garden Discovery 2018

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The talented team from Northland Youth Theatre and Circus Kumurani teamed up to create a magical journey to "The Garden That Time Forgot". It was the perfect production for the Gardens and took the audience on an exciting adventure that was extremely well recieved with sold out shows every night. Bad weather ruined the party however, so we did a rerun in December 2018 to sold out shows. Thank you Northland Youth Theatre for bringing your amazing talents to the Gardens!

Northland Youth Theatre
"The Garden That Time Forgot"
Photos by Kerry Marinkovich 

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