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HURUNUI GAR­DEN TOUR

A pas­sion­ate group of gar­den­ers has teamed up to put to­gether a tour around Hurunui in Can­ter­bury. Chal­lenged by low rain­fall, dry sum­mers and freez­ing win­ters, th­ese gar­dens are a tes­ta­ment to their own­ers’ com­mit­ment. 27 Oc­to­ber, 5 & 26 Novem­ber, 3 De­cem­ber, tick­ets from $45, hurunui-gar­dens.co.nz

FOL­LOW YOUR AR­ROW

Get your girl-boss hat on, be­cause this event is all about in­spi­ra­tional New Zealand busi­ness­women’s start-ups. Hear from The Caker Jor­dan Ron­del, Sara Orme from Girl Undis­cov­ered, Mandy Dun­can from Noah & Bowie and Raglan Co­conut Yoghurt’s Late­sha Ran­dall. They’ll talk about how they run their busi­nesses and what suc­cess looks like. 12 Oc­to­ber, GridAKL, Wyn­yard Quar­ter, tick­ets from $69, eventbrite.com

NEW WORLD RO­TARY GAR­DEN SAFARI

A high­light for gar­den­ers in the north, this Kerik­eri event takes in 18 gar­dens, from small to grand, ru­ral to ur­ban. Tick­ets are valid for both days and re­fresh­ments are served in two of the gar­dens, so you can take your time. 28-29 Oc­to­ber, tick­ets $30, gar­den­sa­fari.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH HER­ITAGE HOUSE TOUR

As part of Christchurch’s Beca Her­itage week, six homes, res­cued from earth­quakes in Cash­mere, Fen­dal­ton and Merivale, will open their doors to tour­go­ers. Funds raised will help sup­port Ngaio Marsh House, where the il­lus­tri­ous writer penned her works. 15 Oc­to­ber, tick­ets $25 from Pa­per Plus Merivale, ccc.govt.nz/her­itage­week

Spring is in the air and so are gar­den tours. See the gar­den above in the Hurunui gar­den tour.

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