Its all aboard on November 5th, as we head to Featherston to discover C’est Cheese, an institution for fromage fans from far and wide. You’ll find cheese for every set of taste buds as we are taken through a tasting, from French-style blues to cumin flecked gouda, including local favourites Kingsmeade cheese from Masterton and Drunken Nanny from Martinborough. Lunch today is at The Offering in Greytown, a firm local favourite-we even have sometime for a bit of early Christmas shopping. We then make our way to Masterton for a peak behind the scenes at Aratoi Museum of Art and History, as our guide reveals the hidden treasures and the stories behind them.
Depart Wairarapa-Farriers car park 8:30 am or Tranzit Travel Centre 8.15 am-Lower Valley Travellers please give us a call.
Return: Wairarapa -Farriers car park 3:45 pm or Tranzit Travel Centre 3:30 pm
Includes: Coach, tasting, tour and lunch
follow this link to book as seats are limited!
Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.
We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).