Kāpiti Garden Trail – a blooming good weekend

Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail

When: Sat and Sun 29 and 30 Jan 2011

Location: Various gardens in the Waikanae area

If you would like to experience some of Waikanae’s most stunning gardens put the 29th and 30th January 2011 in your calendar now as the Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail is on again and will be just as enjoyable as last year.

Thirteen stunning town and beach gardens in Waikanae will be on display in this summer’s Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail that is being held the weekend following Wellington Anniversary Day to avoid the congestion of holiday traffic.

This summer’s Garden Trail provides a rare opportunity to view exceptional gardens ranging from attractive cottage gardens to enchanting compact town and beach gardens to spacious lifestyle retreats with expansive lawns and special features. The Trail includes the garden of Frank and Vicki Boffa which includes an outstanding water garden feature. Frank Boffa has practised as a landscape architect/landscape planner for 35 years and has worked on a wide range of landscape planning, design and development projects throughout New Zealand, South East Asia, and the Pacific.

The annual Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail has been a very popular event for garden lovers throughout the lower North Island and has raised in excess of $360,000 for many charities. This year the funds raised will be donated to the Wellington Free Ambulance, Kāpiti Urgent Community Care Scheme.

Morning and afternoon teas and light lunches will also be available at 42 Ngarara Road to provide a restful garden experience with the proceeds going to The Cancer Society. By taking part in the “discover the plants” and “lucky ticket” competitions, visitors could win one of ten prizes for $50 plant selections or six $100 Gardening Gift Cards or two Landscape Design packages.

Tickets for the Garden Trail and a brochure showing the location of each garden are available from Kāpiti Garden Centres or from the individual gardens on the weekend of the Garden Trail.

The gardens will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm each day and for only $15.00 per person per day, visitors can enjoy a wonderful day out visiting these stunning Waikanae gardens.

If you would like further information on the Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail, please contact John Todd on Tel 04 2936607