Hothouse thieves raid Begonia house

Begonia House

Thieves have robbed Cambridge people from enjoying the hot house plants and begonias on display at The Begonia House in Lake Te Koo Utu Domain.

Waipā District Council says a “spate” of thefts has forced the temporary closure of the hot house at the weekends and in the evenings.

The Begonia House and fountain were built in 1986 to mark Cambridge Borough Council’s centenary. A foundation stone on the house’s exterior acknowledges its unveiling by Cambridge mayor Pat Allan on August 13, 1986.

Begonia House

The hot house will open weekdays between 8am and 3.30pm until council can find a solution to the thefts.

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