A La Fois – tour preview

Short & Long Breaks, Tours

A six acre block, once covered in gorse and scrub, has given Terry and Margaretha Graham plenty of room to garden. Every attempt has been made to use and enhance the existing land form.  Judicious plantings of natives and exotics have been chosen for their form and foliage to create pleasing and interesting vistas. A … Read More

Mincher Garden

Short & Long Breaks, Tours, Uncategorized

Due to some considerations relating to the NZ Flower Show location at Okahu Bay the organisers have sadly advised that they have had to postpone the show until November 2017.  Kate Hillier and her team apologise for any inconvenience. With so many wonderful gardens to be seen in the Auckland region we have decided to continue with … Read More

New Zealand Flower & Garden Show

Short & Long Breaks

Auckland Flower Show & Waiheke Island Short Break 23 – 26 November 2016 Details about the inaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden Show have recently been revealed. To be held at the iconic location of Okahu Bay and Bastion Point in the heart of Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs, the show will run from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday … Read More

Thai-Burma Railway

Short & Long Breaks

In January 2016 the CHS lead a tour group to Thailand. Part of the itinerary is a visit to the Thai –Burma Railway,- often referred to as the “Death Railway”, because of the number of prisoners of war and civilians that died during its construction, was started in October 1942 and completed one short year later. … Read More

World of WearableArt Awards Show

Short & Long Breaks

Includes a visit to Ruth Pretty’s with demonstration and gourmet lunch, Government House & Grounds Tour, A Reserve 2015 WOW Awards Show tickets & much more!

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Taranaki Spectacular

News & Events, Short & Long Breaks, Tours

7 – 12th November 2015 A showcase of outstanding gardens and other must do experiences of the Taranaki region. This province is the garden grandeur of New Zealand, blessed with high sunshine hours and plenty of rain. Taranaki has rich volcanic soils and subtropical conditions conducive to the cultivation of a huge variety of gorgeous … Read More