Welcome to the NZ Edible Garden Show


The New Zealand Edible Garden Show is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of the “edible garden” from garden to table. This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned gardeners to complete novices, enthusiastic cooks, lifestylers, families, youth and anyone who wants to embrace a healthier way of living.

Encapsulating four key cornerstones:

Food Gardening Animals Landscape  


Within these elements there will be a range of great entertainment as well as educational opportunities with workshops, presentations, competitions and the opportunity to mix and mingle with experts within these fields. 

The New Zealand Edible Garden Show is the only national event dedicated to the “Edible Garden”. Owned and Event Managed by the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society, hosted by the Society in the iconic Waikoko Gardens, Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the New Zealand Edible Garden Show and put your brand and products either as a sponsor  or exhibitor  in front of the buying public.  We are expecting an audience of 8,000 people from both local communities and out of town visitors to this event and the best part is it’s a FREE public event.

Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden.


Visitor Information

The NZ Edible Garden is an exciting way to find out how you can grow your dinner. There’s something for everyone from workshops, “over the fence” Q&A, demonstrations on jam-making, preserving and pickling to buying anything and everything you’ll need to start to grow your very own edible garden in the coming season.

There’s lots to entertain from the pop up town farm to taking a coffee break in the village green and having some fun dressing up and taking a selfie in the social playground. Wander around the display gardens and learn how other cultures grow and harvest their edible gardens.

Check out the site map which is a graphic representation of the event and not representative of the actual layout.

Entry is free for the public and there is plenty of free car parking available.


A programme will be available nearer the event, watch this space.

  • Essential Information

    Public Entry into the event is via:
    Gate 1 off Kenilworth Road
    Gate 3 off Kenilworth Road
    All gates open at 10.00am and gates close at 4pm. 

    There are bathroom facilities at the event. 

    Lost Children 
    Please direct your children to the information stand, in the centre of the gardens

  • Parking

    There are plenty of public car parks available at the event, all car parking is off Kenilworth Road.

    Disability Car Park is located off Kenilworth Road, by Gate 3. 

    The Sponsors and Trades Car Park is off Kenilworth Road Gate 1

  • Eftpos

    We will have EFTPOS available at the information stand
  • Food and Drink

    There will be food and drink available at the Village Green. 

    Coffee carts are also located in various other positions around the Gardens. 

    You are more than welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy with your family inside the Gardens or in the car park. 

    No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the Gardens. 

  • Accommodation

    There are plenty of motels located in close proximity to the Showgrounds on Karamu Road. 
  • Lost Property

    Please visit the information stand if you lose items in the Gardens.


Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone on 06 878 3123, 702. 


The answer to healthy families in the future. 


  • Colouring in Competition

    This competition will be starting in April, come back and visit this page soon.

  • Kids Garden in a Box

    Grow your garden at home in a box and bring it along to the event. The rules for this challenge are:

    • Your garden must be no bigger than 60cm x 60cm.
    • Gardens may be decorated and there are no rules on what your garden can be grown in (as long as it does not exceed the dimensions)
    • Gardens must have a name, email address and phone number attached to them.
    • Gardens must be delivered to the venue by 11am on Saturday 12 September for Judging and can be collected on Sunday 13 September 2015 after 3.30pm.
    • All gardens will be on show to the public
    • Prizes will be given on, originality, best use of space and decoration 
    • The Judges decision will be final
  • Schools Garden Challenge

    Schools register to take part in this challenge, bin, plants and soil supplied.  It’s up to the schools to design and dress their bins. Registration will be open soon.


For more information please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, or phone 06 878 3123, 702.

Recipe of the week

We're working with local restaurateurs to bring you healthy recipes picked from your garden. 

Join our recipe group and get sent a new recipe every week. Sign me up.

Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone 06 878 3123, 702.


Exhibitor Information

Why you should exhibit

Put your brand and products in front of thousands of grow your own enthusiasts who are actively interested in growing food at home, keeping livestock and cooking fresh meals with their produce.

This two day event is perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing season. 

Don’t delay, book your site now.

Read the terms and conditions online and check out the site map.


display gardens - Put your business in front of 8,000 people in a unique way

Set up a Display Garden based around your business using edible garden elements. A great way to interact with attendees at this event. Exhibits must be an Edible Garden, props are acceptable. Displays can be walked through by visitors. Contact Kirsten to find out if you are eligible for this.


Contact Kirsten Fyfe or phone 06 878 3123 ext 702 for more information 


Sponsor Information

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” Aeschylus

The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society has developed the event from a small seed. We expect to host around 8,000 people during the 2015 event. 

75 Trade Exhibitors
50 Volunteers
Credible Presenters
Extensive media campaign over radio, magazine, newspaper

In its role as Owners and Event Managers of the New Zealand Edible Garden Show the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society take pride in delivering consistently successful events where sponsors and partners are not only looked after but showcased to a targeted audience. 

Sponsorship is a 12month partnership of awareness, hospitality, brand recognition and promotion of your business. It goes without saying that this is a wonderful opportunity for successful businesses to leverage off this event, expose your brand to the public and increase your market awareness. If visitors to this event are enjoying themselves the more they are likely to spend, they will also associate their experience of the event with sponsors, exhibitors and partners who are involved.

Click here to find out what opportunities are available.

Any other questions, please contact Hillary Riches, Business Development Manager or phone on 06 878 3123.


Site Map

This site map  is a graphic representation of the event and may not be representative of the actual layout.
More specific site information will be available nearer the event.
Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone on 06 878 3123, 702.




Hawke’s Bay A&P Society
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds
Kenilworth Road

06 878 3123 

Business Development Manager
Hillary Riches   
06 878 3123     

General Manager
Brent Linn   
06 878 3123          

Event Coordinator
Kirsten Fyfe
06 878 3123, 702     


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key dates

Saturday 12th September 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015