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HOW TO BOOK

You can book online at www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz. This website offers easy, secure online ticket purchases, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or email the office info@gardenmarlborough.co.nz

IN PERSON OR BY PHONE

Bookings may be made at our office by phoning 0800 627 527 or visiting our office at 92 High St, Blenheim (Henry St entrance).

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Any dietary requirements must be made at the time of booking, please call the office on 0800 627 527 to advise.

WATER

In response to your feedback we won’t be supplying single-use plastic water bottles this year. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, there will be water available at most workshop and tour locations.

HOW TO GET HERE

By Road

Travel times

Nelson-Blenheim (116km) 1hr 30mins

Christchurch – Blenheim (308km) 4hr 30mins

Westport – (264km) 3hr 40 mins

By Air

Blenheim airport receives connections daily from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The airport is situated approximately 10kms from the town centre. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the airport terminal.

By Ferry

The Interislander ferry terminal at Picton is 28km from Blenheim, and is a 30-minute taxi ride from Blenheim town centre. Buses meet most ferry arrivals.

Please phone the Picton i-SITE on 03 520 3113 or Blenheim freephone 0800 777 181 for timetable information.

WHERE TO STAY

For special rates for all Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough attendees, call Marlborough Vintners Hotel Reservations toll free 0800 684 190 or visit www.mvh.co.nz. MVH is located five minutes from Blenheim and the airport and is surrounded by vineyards in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country.

For all other travel and accommodation enquiries, call the Marlborough i-SITE on 0800 777 181.

UPON ARRIVAL

Registrations

All ticket holders must register at Event HQ, 92 High Street, prior to their selected event. Please don’t leave this until the last minute.

REGISTRATION HOURS

Wed 7 Nov, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thu 8 Nov, 7.30am – 6.30pm

Fri 9 Nov, 7.30am – 6.30pm

Sat 10 Nov, 7.30am – 5.00pm

WORKSHOPS

Workshop venues will be allocated closer to the event weekend and will be notified upon registering at the Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough Headquarters.

GARDEN TOURS

All buses for the garden tours will leave from Seymour Square. Every tour has a volunteer tour guide who will host you throughout the day. These friendly and helpful people will pass on their knowledge of the region and provide background information as you travel between the gardens. We suggest you wear suitable footwear and clothing including sunhat. Bring something warm and waterproof as it can rain in Marlborough!

NB: No self drive available.

THOMAS’S FLOWER SHOW

Thomas’s entire store will be filled with a gorgeous extravaganza of floral arrangements, by both professional and non-professional talented enthusiasts, and will be on display for a week from Wednesday 7 November, during normal trading hours.

DOCTOR’S SERVICES

For daytime duty GP – ph: 520 6200. For after hours GP ph: 520 6377, 6pm – 10pm weeknights and 8am – 10pm weekends. No appointment necessary. After 10pm contact Wairau Public Hospital on 520 9999.

Wheelchair access toilets are available on fete day at Pollard Park.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photos courtesy of Richard Briggs and Juliet Nicholas

 

TERms & conditions

Every effort has been made to ensure all events are held in accordance with the details set out in the programme. Garden Marlborough (2004) Inc. cannot be held responsible for those activities that do not proceed due to circumstances beyond the control of the organising committee. If circumstances necessitate replacement of a workshop/seminar presenter, ticket holders will be advised and, if not completely happy with the new arrangements, may apply for a refund. Please note there are no exchanges or refunds on tickets except as required by Law.

Cancellations

No refunds will be made within seven days of the event. Outside of this time, Garden Marlborough Inc. may endeavour to change workshops and tours where possible. In certain circumstances, and providing it is not within seven days of the event, a refund of the ticket price may be offered, however, this is at the discretion of Garden Marlborough Inc.

Privacy

We respect your privacy. Garden Marlborough Inc. does not sell or distribute customer contact information unless otherwise required as a matter of law. Garden Marlborough Inc. may collect, retain and update personal information provided by you, in order to process tickets and for future marketing. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access, and to request correction or removal of any of your personal information. If you have any concerns about your privacy, please feel free to contact us.

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