WEBSITE UPDATE – THE GARDENS
Thanks to the generosity of local garden owners, we have now selected the nineteen (19) gardens for this year’s Palmers Planet Mangawhai Garden Ramble.
This year we once again have a vast variety of gardens for you to ramble through, there is surely something for everyone!
Some are located in the rural outskirts of town, where the views alone are spectacular, while several are located in/around the Mangawhai Heads and Village areas. Our gardeners have been working tirelessly, many of them excited, more of them nervous, but all looking forward to sharing their piece of paradise here in magical Mangawhai with you the rambler.
We have been lucky enough to procure ten (10) new gardens, never before exhibited, as well as some that have not been shown for many years. As always, the gardens vary in size and style ranging from large estate like properties to very small “micro” gardens. Some gardens this year are of historical significance, established here in Mangawhai decades ago with a unique story to tell, in contrast to the gardens that have been newly established, some just over the last 12 months. We are also extremely excited this year to bring you a garden that we have had our eye on for many years but until now have not had the privilege of exhibiting, this one is not to be missed.
As well as the expected treats of floral displays many of our gardens this year offer a little something out of the ordinary – garden art features greatly with three gardens being home to the artists themselves, stunning water features and use of locally sourced natural products will inspire, and some offer more than just the garden with the opportunity to meet furry friends and even feed giant eels. Several gardens will host simple and fun children’s activities to encourage the whole family to get out rambling.
And to round-off this year’s fabulous line-up, we will of course have our popular refreshment stalls set up in two beautiful gardens. Our volunteers will keep you refreshed throughout the day with delicious sweet and savoury treats, freshly brewed tea & coffee including the return of our espresso cart and this year a new initiative, fresh cold lemonade to keep you cool.