Gwavas gar­den Spring Fling

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One of the events of the CHB Spring Fling — a tour of Gwavas Gar­den Home­stead in Tikokino — trans­ported vis­i­tors back 120 years as they trailed through the wood­land gar­den.

They en­joyed lunch in the bush and toured the Gwavas Home­stead, home to the five gen­er­a­tions of the Car­lyon fam­ily since the mid 19th cen­tury.

Gwavas Gar­den is listed as a reg­is­tered group of his­toric trees with the Royal New Zealand In­sti­tute of Hor­ti­cul­ture. The first plant­ings were be­side the fam­ily ceme­tery, planted by Ma­jor Car­lyon in 1860. Many of the trees and shrubs came from seeds sent to New Zealand from the fam­ily home Tre­gre­han in Corn­wall. In an­cient Cor­nish, the word Gwavas means “per­ma­nent steading”, a place where roots are put down.

■ More: www.gwavas­gar­den.co.nz www.thes­pringfling.nz

PHO­TOS DUN­CAN BROWN.

Gwavas Gar­den Home­stead owner Stu Gib­son tak­ing his guests on a tour of the wood­land gar­den, af­ter a bush lunch and tour of the home­stead — one of the events in CHB Spring Fling.

Guests take in the wood­land gar­den, which cov­ers 9ha of both na­tive and ex­otic trees and shrubs.

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