Spring Day Tour to Darfield & Hororata

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Taradale, The Gums, Terrace Station plus Buffet Lunch and Historical Talk by Louise Deans at Homebush

This tour offers a group-experience of the Hororata and Darfield areas. The tour includes meeting the families of three local properties, each showcasing their different lifestyles, homes and gardens. As well as a buffet lunch at Homebush (image left) and a talk on the history of the property.

Taradale Annette & Michael Millar
In this semi-formal garden (image top left) larger trees and pittosporums form a sheltered background for natives, roses, rhododendrons and perennials. Winter roses and Spring bulbs are a feature as well as large lawns and manicured buxus and laurel hedging surrounding the garden. Morning tea served country style.

The Gums Helen & Graeme Loe
This charming country garden (image top right) consists of a mixture of mature shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas, peonies. lavenders, trilliums, roses, wisteria, perennials and clematis varieties.

Terrace Station Kate & Richard Foster
Dating back to the 1850s this garden (image top middle) has strong formal design features from the Victorian era. Today, it has adapted to a relaxed informality that suits owners Richard & Kate. Notable features are the magnificent trees, vistas from one garden room to another and the effects of light and shade on the tree trunks. ​Bookings now open

$145 per person

Includes coach travel, morning tea, buffet lunch and talk plus three gardens

COACH PICK UP POINT Horncastle Arena Report 8.15am (8.30am departure)

To book your place please contact: Canterbury Horticultural Society
tel: 366 6937
e: office@chsgardens.co.nz

Payment by: online banking, credit card, cheque or cash

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