Sunday 27th January 2013
Time: 10am start
Bring: Lunch and a drink
Where: 2 Tauhuri Street, Manaia [note – Tauhuri St extends into Manaia Rd]
We visit David Self, a semi-retired nurseryman with immense horticultural experience; a passion he gladly shares with anyone interested. He still propagates numerous plants, but these days, mainly concentrates on bedding annuals, veggie seedlings, begonias. Saturday market-stall in the Hawera town centre.
One of those properties that continues to inspire, as you wander through the various greenhouses and related structures.
David also raises poultry, grows vegetables and has a heritage bean collection worth inspecting.
Plant sales on the day – cash only, no eftpos.
Lunch: Hollard Gardens, 1686 Upper Manaia Rd, Kaponga.
Originally established by Bernie Hollard in 1927. A vast collection of trees, shrubs and plants, now Council managed.
A fruit and vegetable garden demonstration/trial area is also included on the property.
Lots of gardens and walkways to explore.
Shireith – the Smith property
269 Katene Rd, Normanby, Hawera – by the Te Ngutu/Normanby Golf Club
[note – a $2.00 p/p entry fee applies, payable to the host]
A large established private garden, featuring rhodos, magnolias, camellias, cherry trees, hosta’s etc. Highlights include – extensive water features, bird aviaries, shade/green houses, raised veggie-bed structures etc.
An outstanding property, included in the annual ‘Fringe Garden Festival’.