Gisborne Safari 2013
We began with the arrival at Bushmere Arms for our meet and greet followed by a lovely morning tea and then spent the next few days visiting some wonderful places.
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Morning tea over, it was into your cars and off for a wonder around the Gisborne Farmers’ Market – gorgeous Dutch irises plus many more products.
Packed lunches at our member Anne Pole’s home, before looking around her garden. Then it was off to Gill Coate’s home and a look at some items for sale.
Day 2 started with a visit to Berys McDonald’s garden, a very knowledgeable garden and floral artist – here she is discussing the finer points of gardening with Roger (Tauranga Group).
Andrew Scott from Standard Life Sculptured Plants talked to the group about his topiary nursery. Also the last supper was held at the home of Garry Griffin and Maggie Asplet where the Species Award was presented by Alison Nicol to Maggie Asplet for her Iris Pallida. The photo also includes Noel Lapham’s winning NZ Bred Median Iris – the Lucy Delaney Award.