Registrations now open for Taranaki Field Trip
Update 1st October - Registrations have now closed
Friday Oct 11th: 8am start. Meeting outside Auto Lodge.
8.15 Natural Fare. Glasshouse production of living herbs
9.15 Vince & Anns garden and specimen tree growing (morning tea)
11.00 Woodleigh Nursery. Production of Hydrangeas and Native seedlings
12.00 Tawa-Glen Nursery. Maple and Rhodo growers. (Lunch)
1.45 Jim Rumbals garden.
3.00 Hillsborough Holden Museum.
4.15 Poppas Peppers. Glasshouse production of peppers
6.30 Dinner Shining Peak Brewery (Own Cost)
Saturday 12th October. Gather at Auto Lodge 8.15am 8.30am leaving from outside Auto Lodge
9.00am Pukeiti Rhododendron Gardens. Since being taken over by the Taranaki District Council this garden has had a total makeover with huge expenditure to bring this gem up to top standard. Hopefully, we will have Andrew Booker giving us a tour and talk about his new role preserving and propagating species Rhodendrons for distribution to other parks etc.
Lunch will be here.
1pm Tapuae Estate. Talk by the Washers about their shared farm/lifestyle estate, coastal views and plantings
2.30 pm Lowlands Nursery, liner production and stock beds. (afternoon tea)
3.30 pm Jurys garden and plant breeding
Dinner at the Auto Lodge Motor Inn. (Own cost)
Sunday 13th October morning.
9am To blow out the cobwebs a short stroll to the top of Paritutu rock overlooking the port and city. This is weather dependent.
10am Pukekura Park. Tour through the propagating facility and greenhouses run with the Sarnia computer system. Walk through part of the park .
Finishing at roughly 11am.