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GARDEN SHORTS: Garden in boardies or briefs; big, little or loud in support of Arohanui Hospice, Tuesday, June 21 – the shortest day of the year. Pick up a pair of good ol’ pre-loved gardening daks at a local Hospice Shop. Register arohanuihospice.org.nz/shortsforhospice
FREE HORTICULTURAL COURSE: 17-week, 5-days, 9am – 3pm, Nat Cert in Horticulture – lvl 2, commences July 11 with Land Based Training & Green Hub. Student allowances apply. Enquiries Yvonne 560 firstname.lastname@example.org
A ROCHA WORKING BEE: Help propagate and care for native tree seedlings for local planting projects, Sunday 12, Longburn Adventist College, 100Walkers Rd. Enquiriesmanawatu@arocha.org
AWAPUNI GARDENING CLUB: Gather for a cuppa at 9.30am for meeting at 10am, third Tuesday of each month, Awapuni Community Centre, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600.
PALMERSTON NORTH HORTICULTURE SOCIETY: Meet second Wednesday of each month Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 7.30pm. Guest speakers, sales table, raffle, table show. All welcome, non-members $1.50.
GARDENING VOLUNTEERS: Wanted@ArohanuI Hospice, morning tea provided. Enquiries Cathy 356 6606 or email@example.com.
COBBLERS GARDEN: Half a hectare with native and exotic plants, 500 Apiti Rd, Feilding. Open by appointment, 06 328 5805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROFTON WILLOWS: 1.2 hectares of gardens and lakes, 197 Makirikiri Rd, off SH1, Marton. Contact Doreen and Derek Higginson, 06 327 5542 or email@example.com.
GREENHAUGH GARDENS & NURSERY: A ‘‘New Zealand Garden of Significance’’. 1874 colonial homestead, semi-formal gardens, SH3 between PN and Ashhurst . Contact Lynne 357 3878 or greenhaugh.co.nz.
THE HERB FARM: Fourteen themed gardens open 7 days, 10am to 4.30pm. Cafe, shop and beauty retreat, Grove Rd, Ashhurst. Contact 326 8633 or herbfarm.co.nz.
KINSALE GARDENS: Open by appointment for groups, walks and weddings between Feilding and PN. Contact Jenny or Alan 06 329 2841.