Special birthday for garden ramble
There’s an old adage: Old gardeners never die, they simply spade away.
Some go to seed, others, unfortunately, lose their leaves but most possess that ‘everlasting’ feature to some extent.
This ability to last means 2013 sees the 10th anniversary of the Mangawhai Kindergarten and Plunket fundraiser that many say gets better every year.
Mangawhai’s Sandra Brunt, Jo Yuretich, Laureen Medcalfe, along with Carol Mills from Kaiwaka were the original organisers, and are taking time to reminisce on the event now known as the Palmers Planet Garden Ramble.
Initially held every two years, the first ramble had about 120 people come along and raised around $1,000.
Carol’s garden was in the second ramble, Jo’s has been in twice and Laureen said after many years of putting it off her garden is finally in the ramble this year. Sandra’s says her garden will never be in the Ramble, but her efforts as an organiser are most appreciated.
This year shows another great selection of 20 properties of varying size, style and age to visit over the two days of November 9 and 10, including old favourites and a few gardens that will be featuring for the first time.
Several have special attractions including ponds, artwork and historic buildings.
Tickets are now on sale with earlybird prices available from: Fresh, Mangawhai; Mangawhai Books & Gifts; Jaques Superstore, Kaiwaka; Woody’s Winners, Wellsford; Hammer Hardware, Waipu; Palmers Planet, Albany. ■ For more details phone Mangawhai Kindergarten 431 4333, email email@example.com or on Facebook, Palmers Planet Mangawhai Garden Ramble.