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Through the Gate -garden ramble

By Carol Carmichael.

Mercury Bay Lions Club’s Whitianga Garden Ramble, “Through the Gate,” coming up.

Spring is around the corner now, and fun spring events are starting to appear in all of our diaries, giving us a heads up for a great summer to come. One iconic event reappearing for 2023 is the Mercury Bay Lions Club’s Whitianga Garden Ramble, called “Through the Gate”.

Rain or shine fifteen of Whitianga’s loveliest gardens will open their gates to visitors on the 4th and 5th of November, between the hours of 10am and 4 pm on the Saturday and 10.00 am and 2pm on the Sunday. You’ll be able to explore fifteen exquisite gardens which have been developed and nurtured with great care, in late spring when they are truly at their best. In these fraught days, what better to enjoy a day in some beautiful gardens where you can enjoy the fruits of others’ efforts and gain a sense of peace and joy.

Garden Cafe: There will be a Garden Café set up at one of the gardens where you can refresh yourself with homemade delights and at a separate Plant Emporium along the way you will discover a wide variety of plants for sale.

The event will be easy to navigate, if you are keen by bicycle because all of the gardens are in within the Whitianga town, with only one near the golf course.

Get your tickets: Tickets will be on sale from mid-September from the I-Site Whitianga, Tairua, and Coromandel and the St Johns Op Shop in Whitianga. Tickets are $30 each and all proceeds from the event will go to Project Mammogram to provide a 3D mammogram machine for the Coromandel Peninsula to be based in Whitianga.

Make sure you get your friends and family together for a lovely stroll down our lovely array of garden lanes the 4th an 5th of November 2023.

3D Mammogram: Project Mammogram's Steering Committee Chairman, Mike Brown, is pleased to report that $82,000 has been raised so far. Well done to all who are getting behind this cause.


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