Treats and treasures await on the Garden Tour
You never know what plant treasures you will come across when gates are opened and you are able to meander down garden paths. It’s this very reason why last year’s Blossom Festival Garden Tour was so well received, and why it will be this year too.
Last year 10 gardens in and around Alexandra delighted all attendees, and were proof that every single garden is different and unique.
From established country gardens to newly created marvels, these gardens had something for everyone - from the keen gardener to the budding beginner.
The self-drive tour also included a complimentary afternoon tea at Orchard Gardens, and the opportunity to join former MasterChef contestant Tracy Paterson for a cooking demonstration - both of these were also well received.
It would hard to outdo last year’s effort, but what’s on offer this year will certainly be on par.
On Sunday September 27 and Monday September 28 visitors and locals will have the opportunity to amble through 10 gardens in Earnscleugh and Clyde.
Not to give too much away, these gardens will be simply stunning, but a map can be picked up from Alexandra iSite on the day to find your way to each property.
Tickets for the event can also be purchased from iSite, or by visiting www.blossom.co.nz.
But it doesn’t end there, a cooking demonstration will also be taking place to complement the tour!
Join Quintin Quider from Wild Earth who will demonstrate his unique wine barrel barbecues, as well as cooking up delightful wild food inspired cuisine to tantalise your tastebuds.
The Garden Tour and cooking demonstration tickets are $20, available from Alexandra iSite.
The cooking show will be held at 12.30pm, 2pm, and 3.30pm at Judge Rock Winery, Hill View Rd on Sunday September 27 and Monday September 28.