28/10 TW: Tour de Jardin Rhodo-Run

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Date(s) - 28/10/2018
09:30 - 18:30

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Taranaki West-Coast Citroen Car Club Presents the 
2018Tour de Jardin Rhodo-Run
(Taranaki Rhododendron Festival Rally)
Sunday 28th October

Bonjour Madams’ Monsieurs’ et les Enfants

We are proud of our Taranaki Province and delight in sharing its many wonders with our friends. Each year we carefully select a varied, perhaps eclectic, range of gardens to show-case the diverse flora growing under the mantel of ‘le monta-gne magnifique, Mt Taranaki.

We hope you enjoy your excursion de jardin
Egmont Village 9.30 – 10.30am ‘Kauri Cottage Cafe’
A chance to reacquaint with old friends and meet with new members.

Lunch venue 12.30pm ‘Big Jim’s Garden Cafe ’ Devon Road, Bell Block

Early Evening Meal; 5.30pm ‘The Fitz’ 601 Devon St, Fitzroy

********** Important *********
Numbers required for catering. Please advise before the 23rd Oct

Alma Clague 0http://Mailto: crompo.ltc@xtra.co.nz6-753 5452 Email HERE
Jocelyn Crompton 06-2788213 Email HERE

 

 

Programme for the day9.30am – 10.30
Kauri Cottage’
1281 Egmont Road, Egmont Village

Coffee, bit of a natter & instructions for the day
Leave for 1st Garden at 10.30am sharp
(5 minutes travel ) (1.8km)

(10.35—11.00am ) 25 Minutes here
(Sustainable garden) Gold coin donation
No ? ‘Bear Hollow’ 1096 Egmont Rd, New Plymouth
Herb Spiral, Berry house, developing food forest,
Blacksmithing shed, sheep, chooks, ducks, bees,
rabbits and pigs.

(5 minutes travel ) (3km)

(11.05—11.25am) 30 Minutes here
No 35 ‘Egmont Downs’ 979 Egmont Rd, $2
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Creativity is showcased with rural gardens transformed
to spacious picturesque vistas.

(15 minutes travel) (12.7km)

(11.40 – 12.15) 35 Minutes here
No 33 ‘ Villa Heights’ 333 Upland Rd, $2
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Restored older home set amidst formal gardens with expansive
lawns. Box hedging emphasises the entrance
to the home.

(15 minutes travel) (11.9km)

12.30 – 1.35pm) 65 Minutes here
Lunch – ‘Big Jim’s Garden Cafe’
Devon Road, Bell Block

Napkins folded, engines started and we’re away
(5 minutes travel) (1.6km)

(1.40- 2.25pm) 45 Minutes here $5
‘Kaurau Lodge’ 48 Kaurau Road West, N/P
40 year old Kauris interspersed with Pohutakawa give a
majestic presence to this property. The spacious lawns
and formal gardens add to the ambience. The Lodge
and Vineyard are spread over 2.5 acres. Adding to the
charm is wine tasting of their own Mountain Road Sauvignon
Blanc & Mountain Road Pinot Noir.

(15 minutes travel) (9.7km)

(2.40 – 3.05pm) 25 Minutes here
(Sustainable Garden) Gold coin donation
‘Magpies Nest’ 140 York Road N/P
Living off grid on 5 hectares of is sustained with solar
power a windmill and batteries. The glasshouse and
windmill has been built from recycled materials. An established
self seeding garden and orchard aid self sufficiency.

(20 minutes travel) (17.3km)

(3.25 – 4.00pm) 35 Minutes here
(Sustainable Garden) Gold coin donation
‘Kahu Glen’ 175 Paraite Road N/P
Produce from this property is regularly sold at ‘Farmers
Market’. A 10 acre property is home to chickens, sheep,
bees and a few cows. Their home is a hempcrete building.
Solar power is tied into the national grid.

(15 minutes travel) (7.3km)

(meal begins at 5.30pm—arrive earlier for drinks)
‘The Fitz’ 601 Devon Street, Fitzroy
An early evening meal to compare views on the day and
pick fault with the organisers.

 

IMPORTANT; Numbers required for lunch & dinner, please advise before the 23rd Oct.

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