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…
The Garden Festival Committee is in serious prep mode for the big event in november. The gardens have been assessed and accepted. We are so pleased to have such a great coss-section of gardens this year -new & old. We are in the midst of organising the booklet and booking advertising to help pay for the print costs of that. If you are interested in supporting the Festival by booking some advertising please contact Joan Pryde -email@example.com
Calling all gorgeous gardens
The Festival Committee is currently looking for any & all fabulous gardens that might be available to show in the festival in 2017. We are looking at all manner of gardens –from suburban backyards to extensive lifestyle blocks.
The Rotorua Festival of Gardens is held every two years and has operated for over 20 years. It is organised by volunteers who promote the event, sell the tickets and donate the income to the community. In 2015 we raised $25,000 for the Rescue Helicopter through 45 gardens being open.
It is with this solid background in place that the Committee begins planning for the next Festival with energy and commitment.
-Our next step – we are calling for registrations at present; gardens are considered by the Committee.
-Your next step – register your interest – call our Garden Liaison, Monica on 07 348 0628.
Thank you for your consideration – perhaps you have friends too with equally beautiful gardens – we’d be happy to make contact with them.
Joan -President, Rotorua Festival of Gardens Committee, www.rotoruagardens.org.nz
A very big thank you to all members and interested parties who sacrificed a Sunday afternoon and attended our AGM on the 21st August. It was a nice turn-out. Things went smoothly as usual. Paul Shaw presided over his last meeting with Carol Shaw acting as secretary also at her last meeting. We cannot thank them both enough for their very generous support, direction & huge amounts of time & energy they have dedicated to this project.
Ann Green has also stepped down from the committee. Her time & energy on the committee, organising & producing the guide book has been very much appreciated.
We wish Paul, Carol & Ann all the best for the future.
The new president of the committee is Joan Pryde. The other remaining committee members are –Phil Painter, John Rainbow, Monica Chandler, Robyn McMillan.
We welcome our new committee members – Helen Wilson, Jude Livingston, Pete Livingston.
We have also had notice that Sue Piper has also resigned from the committee.
Phil Painter delivered the financial report & it was very heartening to see how big a step-up the Festival has made in the last 2 years & that there was a substantial increase in the donation to our nominated charity last year.
At our next committee meeting we will allocate the remaining committee roles and discuss the work schedule for the 2017 festival.
The Rotorua Festival of Gardens Committee is starting to rev up in anticipation of the 2017 Festival. Our first job is the AGM. We are always in need of good people -whether as a committee member or as a volunteer for some of those endless necessary tasks.
This year we will be at the Rotorua CT Club on Moncur Drive -in the Rimu Room.
Sunday 21st August 2016 for a 2.30pm start.
We will have the essential cup of tea or coffee ready -with some nibbles, so if at all possible please RSVP in advance to give the caterers an idea of numbers :- Carol at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.
Over 45 gardens will be open over the 3 days – Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November 2015
The Rotorua Festival Gardens is held every 2 years. This year we have many new gardens as well as some of the old favourites.
Self-guided garden ramble
The Rotorua Festival of Gardens is a self-guided garden ramble where you can choose which of the gardens to visit at any time over the 3 days. When purchasing a ticket you will receive a booklet listing all the gardens and detailed maps to help you find them. Many of the gardens will also have items for sale – plants, food, artworks (on a cash only basis).
Variety of gardens to enjoy
Gardens vary in size from small city gardens to large rambling country gardens. Some are a labour of love for their dedicated owners, and others are professionally designed and maintained to perfection. All show what can be achieved and provide ideas and inspiration for others to enjoy.
Tickets are $30 for a 3 day pass (plus $2.50 p&p for mail orders) and children under 14 are free. For more details on ticketing visit www.rotoruagardens.org.nz
Supporting BayTrust Rescue Helicopter
Our gardeners all generously donate their time and efforts to help raise funds in support of the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter.