Ticket Sales | Tickets go on sale 30 June. You can book online, in person at 92 High Street Blenheim, by phone 0800 627 527 or by mail (via the booking form in the event programme)
Workshops Workshop venues will be allocated closer to the event weekend and will be notified upon registering at the Nelmac Garden Marlborough Headquarters.
Garden Tours All buses for the garden tours will depart from Seymour Square. Every tour bus has a friendly local volunteer 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: Please note there are no self-drive tours available.
Travel | By Road - Travel times * Nelson - Blenheim (116km) 1hr 40 mins Christchurch - Blenheim (450km) 7hrs Westport - Blenheim (264km) 3hrs 40 mins *according to AA travel website
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 Nelmac Garden Marlborough attendees, call Marlborough Vintners Hotel Reservations toll free 0800 684 190 or visit www.mvh.co.nz. MVH is located 5 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 8 Nov, 9:00am – 4:00pm Thur 9 Nov, 7:30am – 6:30pm Fri 10 Nov, 7:30am – 6:30pm Sat 11 Nov, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Photography Photos courtesy of Richard Briggs and Juliet Nicholas
Wheelchair access | Wheelchair access toilets available on fete day at St Andrews Church, Alfred Street.
Doctor's Services | For daytime duty GP – phone 520 6200. For After Hours GP phone 520 6377, 6pm – 10pm weeknights and 8am – 10pm weekends. No appointment necessary. After 10pm contact Wairau Public Hospital on 520 9999.