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Family fun at Hollards on Anniversary holiday

Family fun at Hollards on Anniversary holiday

3 March 2014

There’ll be something for everyone as Hollard Gardens celebrates Taranaki Anniversary Day with a Harvest Festival next Monday (10 March).

The Kaponga heritage property’s Main Lawn will be transformed into a giant fairground for the day, with attractions including:

• Competitions for all the family - best-dressed and carved pumpkin, animal vegetable creation, funkiest scarecrow, best summer hat and more.
• Producers selling homegrown vege and fruit, local bush honey, seed swapping, chutneys, pickles and jams.
• Stalls featuring original sculpture and ceramics, driftwood creations, craft and trinkets, handmade birdfeeders, harakeke and garden art
• Food including cupcakes, coffee, gelatos, and Mexican barritos, barbecues and more.
• Live music including the funky Latin sounds of Sonic Delusion.
• Pony rides, bouncy castle, stilts and the famous Hollard Gardens playground, where kids enjoy hours of fun.

“It will to be a fantastic fun day for all,” says the Taranaki Regional Council’s Regional Gardens Manager, Greg Rine. “It’s also a chance to check out the new Hollard Centre, where garden visitors can learn more about the property and where community groups can host events.”

The Harvest Festival runs from 11am to 2pm at Hollard Gardens, 1686 Upper Manaia Road, Kaponga. It is part of a year-round programme at Hollard Gardens, Pukeiti and Tupare, the three heritage properties owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. All three are open daily and entry is free.

For more information, see www.hollardgardens.info, www.pukeiti.org.nz and www.tupare.info. Social media users can also follow the Taranaki Regional Council gardens on Facebook (TaranakiRegionalGardens)and Twitter (@TaranakiRG).

The Harvest Festival is being run in conjunction with Kaponga Lions Bike Ride from Dawson Falls to Hollard Gardens starting at 10am. To register for this event, email ryelands@farmside.co.nz.

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