May 2018

rose arbour, constructed by Graeme Henderson, builder

Graeme Henderson and the rose arbour he built for the heritage gardeners at the Halfway House.  Graeme is the son of a farming family from Otago. The Browns, who built the Halfway House, also hailed from Otago. 

March 2018

 Gwavas Garden homestead

Heritage fruit and heritage seed from Central Hawke's Bay were collected for Glenside's heritage garden in March. These were a crown of rhubarb from Waipawa, originally grown by Sam Coles at Ongaonga; parsnip seed, from c1880 parsnips, which are growing wild on an Ongaonga roadside; and 1890 raspberries 'semper fidelis' from Gwavas Garden Homestead, which were  originally planted by A.S.G. Carlyon of Gwavas. Pictured - Gwavas homestead in early autumn when the Glenside gardener's visited.

February 2018

In the garden

A mid-summer morning in the garden. Heritage gardeners on the orchard path. Love this image!

Heritage apples for sale

Selling heritage apples to raise funds for plants