2022 Rhodo Run – GWCCC members invite


10:00 - 16:00


St Peppers Cafe
Miranda Street, Stratford

Event Type

GWCCC October event

Just a heads up about our October event.  We traditionally participate with the Taranaki and West Coast Citroën Car Club (TWCCCC) to enjoy the tours of selected Taranaki gardens.  As many of you who have participated in these tours in the past they are a very enjoyable excursion to Taranaki and a chance to participate in the Taranaki Garden Festival.

Each year the TWCCCC selects from the participating gardens a group for us to tour.

This year we start in Stratford and go from there.   Lunch will be at the Waitara District Services and Citizens Club.  Numbers attending the lunch are needed.

If you wish to participate do let us know and especially if you are joining the lunch do let Roy or Merle know the numbers in your group by Friday 21st October either by phone: 06 7513997 or email to royandmerle7@xtra.co.nz.   This is because the caterer needs the number attending for lunch.  Remember no order no lunch.

The programme starts at 10.00am at Sergeant Pepper‘s Café opposite Glockenspiel (in arcade) Stratford. (See map above)

Time; Meet at 10am for coffee, cake and a natter. Depart 10.30 for first garden.  Lunch 12.30 at Waitara District Services and Citizens Club.

It is always a good day out so we hope to see you there.


10.00 am   Meet at Sergeant Peppers Café. Parking on Broadway (SH 3, main street by the clock tower) for coffees, greetings and last minute instructions. Leave at 10.30 am.

10.30 am  Heading North on Broadway, turn left onto Pembroke Road and travel 1.0 km to FF Garden #13. Mosen’s Garden. Bog garden and shade houses. Leave at 10.55 am.

10.55 am   Travel down Pembroke Road to SH3 intersection. Turn left and travel to Inglewood. 22 kms. Turn left onto Kelly Street (3rd from 50 km sign) to FF Garden #17 Mokihi Way (Down a right of way from 46 Kelly Street. Private sanctuary with mature trees and natural water way. Leave at 11.55 am.

11.55 am Continue on Kelly Street and turn right into Pukatea Street and go to the T intersection. (Rata Street). Turn right at Rata Street and go straight ahead at the sweeping right hand bend in the middle of Inglewood. Take the first left and you will be on SH3a (Mountain Road). Continue on SH3a until the T intersection and take a right turn on SH3 heading towards Waitara. As you are approaching Waitara, take the sharp left turn at the bottom of the hill and continue to the first roundabout. Turn right and the venue for lunch (Waitara District Services and Citizens Club) will be on the right side of Queen Street. Park where you like.

PLEASE NOTE: The caterer requests that they have final numbers for lunch by Friday 21 October. Please email your attendance by this date to: royandmerle7@xtra.co.nz or phone Roy and Merle on (06) 7513 997. Pease advise any diet requirements with your lunch confirmation.

1.30 pm   Leave lunch venue and turn left at roundabout and travel back to SH3 intersection. BE CAREFUL! Turn Right on to SH3 and travel on to turn left onto SH3a. A very short distance will take you to Kairau Road West on the left. Waiongana Gardens (Garden Festival Garden #2) is approx. 6 kms from the lunch venue. This is a 4 ha garden bounding the Waiongona River with many interesting features. Leave at 2.35 pm

2.35 pm  Turn left on to SH3a, then left onto Te Arei Road West, right onto Richmond Road then in 100 m, turn left onto Te Arei Road East. Approx 4 km. Millfield Gardens FF #21. Rural garden with mature trees and unusual daphne plantings. Plants for sale and cuppa available if wanted. Leave at 3.10 pm.

3.10 pm  Go back to Richmond Road and take a sort run to 8 Smith Street, Lepperton. Olde Thyme FF Garden #20. Small garden full on flowers, fragrance and fruit. This is the last garden.