Save the date call for garden festival

Cambridge Garden Festival project lead, Carey Church (left) and Robyn Crickett, incoming president of Rotary Cambridge, in one of the gardens included in the 2019 festival line-up.

Preparations for this year’s Cambridge Garden Festival are well underway despite the winter chill, with the 2019 charitable event set down for Sunday, November 24.

Twelve gardens will be on show this time around, with two of them coming on board for the first time as ‘Art in the Garden’ exhibitors.

The festival launched in 2018 as a major Rotary Cambridge fundraiser.  Last November’s inaugural event saw over 1000 people visit 10 gardens and raise around $30,000 for three charities – the Rotary Club of Cambridge Charitable Trust, Cambridge Community House, and Victim Support.

Project leader and Rotarian, Carey Church, said proceeds from this year’s festival will also go to charity, while several minor tweaks to other aspects of the event are being made in response to feedback from last year’s visitors.

“We are planning to have refreshments available at four or more gardens this year, and there will be lots of plants for sale,” she said. “In addition, two ‘Art in the Garden’ gardens will have art for sale, and most of the properties will be wheelchair accessible.”

Carey said new sponsors who had expressed an interest in coming on board would join some of last year’s sponsors returning to the festival in 2019.

The November 24 event will run from 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets will go on sale from August 16 from Cambridge Jewellers, Amber Garden Centre and online at www.cgf.nz. Special Early Bird sales will run until September 30.

More information will be available nearer the time.

More Recent News

On bus conductor duty – Colin Birch

Colin Birch barely needs to look at his run list. “Yes, they can come through – but they are really early,” he says. Cambridge based Birch is acting as the effective bus conductor – the…

Down the drain at Karāpiro

Liz Stolwyk puts it down to 17 years hard work – and making sure the drains are not blocked. More than 2000 rowers, thousands of cars and a village of tents filled the Karāpiro Domain…

Sanctuary Mountain’s big day

About 100 supporters, sponsors and iwi marked the opening of Sanctuary Mountain’s new education centre this morning. Manu Korokii Education Centre has been 20 years in the making and opens a new chapter in teaching…

Storm: how our mayor prepared

Susan O’Regan was only days into her new job as Waipā mayor late last year when she sought a briefing with the council’s Emergency Management team. “There were a handful of things that were very…