Saturday 5th July (6.45am-6pm)
BUS TRIP: Bamboo the Sustainable Crop
Paloma Gardens, Fordell: home to the very special plantings of Nicki & Clive.
We are most fortunate to have Clive agree to show us his TreeCrop related plants, and talk with us especially about growing and using Bamboo.
Paloma Gardens has been awarded “Garden of National Significance” by the NZ Gardens Trust for the past seven years, and is landscaped with plants from all over the world, from the jungles of Asia to the deserts of Africa and the Americas. It is presented in specific zones including the palm garden, desert house, two arboreta, ponds, and the Bamboo Forests.
Paloma certainly shows off bamboos, big groves of tall timber types, clumps of more moderate growers, ground cover types on banks and others in containers. Paloma also displays sculptures by Steuart Welch and Clive Higgie.
Cost per person $78: comprised of $10 garden entry / $3 tour donation / $65 bus travel.
Lavatory on site. Wet or fine event. Take your lunch. Bus departure point a secure Whakatu site.
Bookings = TreeCrop members get preferential first chance until 14th June.
Book by emailing Jenny Horne if you are keen to go and enjoy the ease of
bus travel. Jenny will respond with payment option details, and keep you up to date with arrangements. Payment secures your booking.
We expect this trip to be popular, and seat numbers are limited.
Photographs of the garden at www.paloma.co.nz/