Events blooming all over

I hope the Events page listing is helpful to people – I try and keep it as up-to-date as possible and with a focus on events that people in the Western Bay might like to know about and that are being held somewhere close enough to be tempting.

If you take a look at what’s coming up through to the end of November you’ll see that spring has well and truly sprung – garden events galore, including Tauranga’s own Garden and Art Festival! Here’s a cut-out-and-keep list for your diary planning.

November 7-11:

November 10:

  • Bromeliad Display & Sales Day, 8am-noon, Matua Hall, Levers Rd, Tauranga, free entry. A bromeliad display and a wide range of plants for sale, many rare/unusual and not available at nurseries. Club members happy to advise on plants and their cultivation. Ph 07 576 7711.
  • Ferment, Preserve, Pickle, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Farm, near Thames, $150.
  • November 10-11 Waikato Rose Show, noon-5pm (Sat); 10am-4.30pm (Sun), Hamilton Gardens, $5.
  • November 10-11 Franklin Hospice Garden Ramble.

November 11:

November 12 (Monday):

November 15-18: 

November 15 (Thursday):

  • Hand Tied Floral Arrangements, 10am-noon, Historic Village, Tauranga, $55.
  • Ruud Kleinpaste, 1-3pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, includes a ‘bush adventure’ with The Bug Man, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Geoff Canham, 3.30-4.30pm on public horticulture, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Ruud Kleinpaste, 4.30-6.30pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, includes ‘play time with insects’ with The Bug Man, $5 (free with a trail pass).

November 16:

  • Flower Crowns, 10am-noon, Historic Village, Tauranga, $65.
  • Geoff Canham, 1-2pm on public horticulture, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Terrariums, 1-3pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, $45.
  • The Elms, 2-3pm, presentation on the historic site and garden, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Ruud Kleinpaste, 4.30-6.30pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, includes ‘play time with insects’ with The Bug Man, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Rain Gardens, with Nichola Vague, 6-6.30pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Matamata Rose Show, noon-4pm, Civic Centre. Contact Trish.
  • November 16-18 Franklin Rose Show, St Andrew’s Centre, Waiuku.

November 17:

  • November 17-18 Tauranga Fuchsia Show, noon-3pm (Sat) and 9am-3pm (Sun), Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West, $3. Fuchsia plants for sale. Ph Pat 07 579 1655.
  • Kokedama, 10am-noon, Historic Village, Tauranga, $45.
  • Art in the Garden with Nichola Vague, 3.30-4pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Bees, Bugs & Botanicals, painting workshop, 1-4pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, $95.
  • Pakaraka Farm Tour, 9.30am-12.30pm, near Thames, $25.

November 18:

  • Chalk Pastel Flowers, 10am-noon, Historic Village, Tauranga, $95.
  • Small Garden Solutions with Nichola Vague, 1.30-2pm, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • The Elms, 4-5pm, presentation on the historic site and garden, Historic Village, Tauranga, $5 (free with a trail pass).
  • Cambridge Garden Festival, Waikato, NZ, $40 for 10 gardens; $10 for a lily farm tour.

November 20:

November 22:

November 24-25:

  • Waihi Garden Ramble, 9am-4.30pm, gardens of east Waihi, $20. Tickets from Mitre 10, Seddon St, Waihi. Email Liz.

November 25:

November 28-December 2: