Uxbridge Garden Safari is great for green fingers
The lush and landscaped gardens of East Auckland are back on display this weekend in Uxbridge Arts and Culture’s Garden Safari.
One stop on the tour is Pakuranga couple Lester and Bev Ching’s empire of greenery in Pandora Place. From rhododendrons to vireya and azalea, the cosy-looking property deceivingly fits in a significantly large number of plants.
Lester says his keen green fingers came to fruition when, as the oldest son, his father put him in charge of the gardening, in a cheeky bid to avoid the task himself.
Uxbridge Arts and Culture centre’s programmes manager Ashley Grogan says Bev and Lester’s garden has great spaces to wander in and enjoy.
‘‘They’re real gardeners with great passion and loads of gardening knowledge.
‘‘We’re excited about the day and hope the community will walk away with new ideas and inspiration for their own gardens,’’ Ashley says.
The Uxbridge Garden Safari is from 9am to 4pm this Saturday, November 4. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $35 for a morning or afternoon bus tour.
For programme and ticket details, visit uxbridge.co.nz or call 09 535 6467.
See Lester and Bev Ching’s beautiful garden on display during this Saturday’s safari.