Whanganui backyard ramble to lift funds for Arthritis New Zealand


Flowers spill out of an outdated truck in a Whanganui backyard. Photo / Bevan Conley

Eleven Whanganui gardens are opening their gates to guests on a Wellington Anniversary Weekend that’s not crowded with the standard occasions.

Arthritis New Zealand is holding an Anniversary Amble via summer season gardens on Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday, January 24.

One of the notable gardens belonged to Karen and Greg Hurndell, organiser David Orr mentioned.

It options backyard artwork, sculpture, and repurposed former farm objects.

It was the winner of the Whanganui Chronicle’s Most Beautiful Garden competitors in January final yr. It’s stuffed with vegetation in flower and is commonly open to the general public as a fundraiser. The ramblers will be capable to purchase refreshments there.

Tickets for the fundraiser can be found for $20 at Whanganui Garden Centre, Springvale Garden Centre, Paige’s Book Gallery, Mitre 10, St John’s Pharmacy, and the Whanganui i-Site.

The cash raised could be used to help folks with arthritis, and the occasion was additionally to lift consciousness, Orr mentioned.

Vaccine passes are required, with contributors given an orange wrist band after their go is checked.

The backyard amble was once an annual occasion for Whanganui’s robust arthritis help group and was being revived, Orr mentioned.

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