The next task for the committee is to list & catalog all submitted gardens for the next festival, 2019. We have to visit, photograph & catalog all gardens by mid-november. If you have an interesting garden or know of anyone who does, could you contact us asap -email to firstname.lastname@example.org; -mail to PO Box 2264 Rotorua; -facebook message us at Rotorua Festival of Gardens.
Please note we have a limited amount of gardening places available, & we do have some criteria we need to meet -ie accessibility, parking, -so please be aware we may not be able to accept all gardens submitted this year. But we aim for the largest selection possible to choose from and to add to our archives for future reference & use.
We’re waiting to hear from you.
We’re getting closer to the AGM. Its a biggie this year -a lot happening. We are going to have a presentation & discussion about the way forward for the Festival & the Committee. Please come & add your thoughts. We are looking for committee members & always need volunteers. We always have the necessary cuppa & nibbles to hand to see us through. So come spend a stimulating couple of hours with us at the CT Club on Moncur Drive at 2.30pm, sunday 5th August.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or message us on facebook -www.facebook.com/rotoruagardens/
Its that time again folks. The Rotorua Festival of Gardens will hold their AGM on Sunday, 5th August at 2.30pm. The C.T. Club in Moncur drive will be the venue.
We will be sending our some more information to our members prior to the meeting.
As always we are on the look-out for good people -whether as a committee member or as a volunteer for some of those endless necessary tasks.
We will have the essential cup of tea or coffee ready -with some nibbles, so please RSVP in advance to give the caterers an idea of numbers :- Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.
The committee for the Rotorua Festival of Gardens is SO pleased with the results of our efforts for the 2017 Festival. We had so many lovely comments from the participating gardeners & the visitors. A wonderful cross section of people attended with a strong showing of local visitors as well as some great attendance from out of town. It was quite a challenge for some of the buses to get parking.
St Johns Ambulance were very kind in hosting an afternoon tea for the committee & our participating gardeners in early March 2018, to facilitate the presentation of the donations to our selected charities for 2017. The St Johns Ambulance & the Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter both received a cheque for $10,000 each. Many, many thanks to the participating gardeners, the ticket buying visitors & the Festival Committee for making it all possible.
The Festival Committee is beginning the planning process again, looking towards the 2019 Festival. One of our first jobs is to find hard-working volunteer committee members with the much needed skills to add to our over-worked team. If you have skills in any of the following -marketing, media, graphic design, computer/digital/IT, project management, event management, advertising -that you are willing to volunteer, please contact our President Joan Pryde.
The peonys are in bloom. And just 2 days now untill d-day.
At this late stage we are no longer able to take ticket bookings by email. Any ticket purchases will need to come through the Rotorua retail outlets: -Palmer’s Garden Centre -Sala Street, McLeods Booksellers -Pukuatua Street, The Living Room Collective -Amohia Street.
We look forward to seeing you there.
We’ve launched into the ‘its happening now’ stage of the Festival. We’ve put up a little prize giveaway of ‘2 free tickets to the Festival’ on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rotoruagardens/ So please visit us there & like, comment & share our page to spread the news.
Its difficult to believe Rotorua can look like this -after SO much rain. But we remind ourselves the rain is what makes New Zealand so green & beautiful. The Festival is coming ever closer -don’t forget to schedule those dates.
The tickets are easily available at a number of outlets around Rotorua.
McLeods Booksellers -Pukuatua Street,
Palmers Garden Centre -Sala Street,
The Living Room Collective -Amohau Street.
We’re going to be running a bit of a promo competition on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rotoruagardens/ -so keep an eye out for that.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 booklet & guide is completed & now available for sale at all our designated outlets.
A very big thank you to the following business who will be selling tickets to the festival on our behalf:-
Palmers Garden Centre, 147-157 Sala Street, Rotorua
McLeods Booksellers Ltd, 1148 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua City Centre
The Living Room Collective, 1131 Amohia Street, Rotorua
And of course tickets are available on-line at:- email@example.com
We are excited that promotion is under way for a dynamic festival in November. Its been a busy time for our committee members but their efforts are now bearing fruit. And, bear in mind they fit this charitable work into their professional lives. So spare a kind thought for the committee – a flock of ducks serenely sailing along on the surface; but paddling madly underneath to make it all happen!
The Committee is in the midst of sorting and organising the information and photos into the booklet. A big thanks to all advertisers who have supported us with the costs to that.
The next step is to translate it all to the website…