A series of garden rambles, discussing plants on show and their relationship to colonial settlement, are being offered at the historic Halfway House in Glenside for Heritage Month in October.
"October is also National Gardening Week and coincides with the Yates Flower Power promotion," says organiser Claire Bibby. "This campaign is encouraging New Zealanders to bring back flowers for colour, bees and butterflies, and we are right behind this at Glenside."
The volunteer gardeners have been working hard over the past years to establish heritage plants at Glenside, including flowers and styles of planting that were popular during colonial times – think granny bonnets, wallflowers and cornflowers.
This will be the annual fundraiser for the gardeners - please bring coins to buy heritage plants and seeds, hand crafted cards and pure wool baby booties. The house will be open for morning tea.
Where and when
Halfway House, Glenside Reserve, next to Twiglands Garden Centre, Middleton Road, Glenside.
Tuesday, 1st October 11:00 a.m. - midday. Garden guide Clare Gleeson
Saturday, 12th October, 11:00 a.m. - midday Garden guide Lorna Webb
Friday, 25th October, 11:00 a.m. - midday Garden guide Paul Bicknell
An initiative of the Heritage Gardeners, supported by Wellington Regional Heritage Promotion Council for Heritage Month and the Glenside Progressive Association Inc.