SunLive Competition

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists at the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.

With 70 beautiful gardens and more than 50 artists, the Garden and Art Festival will show them all off from November 15-18.

Artists will display their work throughout gardens and personal studios located around Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

You can also experience fascinating landscape gardens and more artists work at the festival hub ‘Bloom in the Bay’ in the Historic Village each day of the festival from 9am-9.30pm.

There will be live performances, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, exhibitions, workshops, art and sculpture and a whole area dedicated to keeping the kids entertained.

Tickets for the BOP Garden and Arts Festival are on sale now at and phone 0800 842 538 or the Baycourt box office.


The Weekend Sun has two double passes to the four-day Garden and Art Festival, which includes free entry to Bloom in the Bay at Historic Village, for two lucky readers.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners, Rod Galbraith & Florence Furminger.