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Thu 17 Apr 2008–Fri 18 Apr 2008, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: multi-venue, Napier

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: yvonnemax

Forget everything you may have previously thought about floral art because at the inaugural DESIGNFEST for charity, you’ll see some of New Zealand’s most gifted floral designers extend their enviable creativity to the absolute limit.

Tickets are on sale now for what will be a magical, progressive display of floral-themed work from teams of talented top designers in eight of the finest homes, gardens and venues in Hawkes Bay.

This event will be the public’s chance to enjoy the highlight of the annual Floral Art Society of New Zealand’s national conference being held that week at the Hawkes Bay Opera House. So which homes will we see?

That’s a secret only revealed to those who purchase tickets.

However it’s no secret that Hawkes Bay boasts some of New Zealand’s finest homes and gardens. Normally hidden from the public eye, they’ll be throwing open their doors to help raise funds for Cranford Hospice, New Zealand’s premier palliative care facility.

Whether its magnificent historic country homesteads you love; art deco, contemporary family dwellings or stylish apartment living – DESIGNFEST has it covered. These homes will be decorated with eye-popping floral themes by the best floral artists in the country for ticket holders to enjoy over these two fun-filled days.

Known as New Zealand’s Wine Country, Hawkes Bay in autumn is absolutely stunning. The far-stretching vineyards display row upon row of russet-coloured vines, the orchards, gardens and native foliage explode with ruby reds, golds and earthy, organic hues. Featuring properties in the Napier, Westshore, Taradale and Taihape Road area, why not take in the views and vino at the Mission and Church Road wineries and enjoy morning tea and lunch at the impossibly gorgeous Missionview Gardens.

You won’t find any tired old gypsophila or corny carnations in coloured cellophane at this event, no way! So book early to avoid disappointment.

Information and official order forms available for download at

For additional registration information please phone Maria Gourlie at Mediawise Event Management Ltd (06) 877 6443 or