Foxhill Delights — Sunday 2 March
Philip Calder and Fran Nicoll have a fascinating mix of trees, veges, history and herbs. Things to look at include: shelterbelts and tree species; growing firewood and fodder; native regeneration; fruit and nuts (success and failure); organic or not; Dexter cattle; nursery herbs for sale and maybe (for the blokes) a machinery demo.
There’s about 4 ha of hill and flat, a mini village with a cottage dating from the 1880’s, plus croquet lawn. Eucalyptus nitens for firewood plus a few regnans; Nothofagus obliqua (Roble beech) for timber and 150-year totara.
For those interested, start at 11:30 with a look at the 4 acres of garden (BYO lunch). The rest of the field day will start about 1 pm.
Venue is on Wakefield/Kohatu Highway and there’s a sign at the gate for Country Garden Nursery. Go about 5 km south of Wakefield on SH6. Once over the Wai-iti River bridge you will see the green Foxhill road sign on the left.
Take care turning as it is a busy road.
Park on the grass outside.