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November 2019

Hurunui Garden Festival Entry

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Come visit our gorgeous private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s drive of Christchurch and the airport. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm country hospitality, we hope you’ll sample our wineries, cafes, and the natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit. Purchase your tickets to the Hurunui Garden Festival, one ticket per garden per person.

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Woodchester Walls and Waterfalls Tour

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

‘Woodchester Station’, a high country farm inland from the town of Waiau, shot to fame when the 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes created the spectacular ‘Wall of Waiau’ and caused a massive landslide that dammed the Leader River to create the kilometre-long ‘Lake Rebekah’. Pictures were seen on television and online in New Zealand and the world. By special arrangement with the Gardiner-Kelly family, to celebrate a century of continuous family ownership, the Hurunui Garden Festival is delighted to offer visitors a…

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Hidden Gems in the Lowry Hills

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This is an exciting self-drive tour of three beautiful gardens. Starting with morning tea at 10am at Wynyard, you’ll travel through contrasting scenery to Black Rock for lunch at 12pm, and then on to Ribbonwood for wine and cheese from 3pm. The hidden gems begin before you reach Wynyard. Turning from St Leonards Road onto Lowry Peaks Road, to the west you’ll see vast numbers of oak trees, many planted over 120 years ago. At Wynyard while you enjoy morning tea from 10am until 11am take a look…

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Opening Night Entry

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flaxmere Garden, 128 Westenras Road
Hawarden, Canterbury New Zealand

You’re invited to join us for a cocktail party to officially launch the 2019 Hurunui Garden Festival being held at 5pm on Friday 1 November 2018 at Flaxmere Garden, 128 Westenras Road, Hawarden. Our guest speakers are Wolfgang Bopp, the Director of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Dr Janet Cubey, Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Horticultural Society Plant Finder. This not-to-be-missed event includes drinks and canapés, speeches and admission to the garden.

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