Franklin Field Trip

23 February 2018 - 25 February 2018

Friday 23rd

Accommodation, Please note accommodation is tight and you will need to book early

8.00 am meet at BK Counties Motor Lodge carpark

9.00am Ardmore Nurseries, 230 Clevedon - Takanini Road, Clevedon. Wholesale Nursery, tour 16ha field grown & potted plants & “Propagation Workshop” Topic to be advised

11.00 am – Beaumont Nurseries, 84 Clevedon – Takanini Road, Clevedon. Morning Tea & tour 12ha field grown & potted plants & “Propagation Workshop”- Topic to be advised

12.00pm Lunch – at Ciao Bella at own cost

1.30pm Black Bridge Nursery – Papakura – Main Lines - Decidous trees

3.15pm – Heroic Garden – Afternoon Tea. Lynda Hallinan’s country garden has an equestrian arena converted into a self-sufficient, organic vegetable garden, pretty potting sheds, heirloom fruit trees, a wild flower meadow, giant sun flowers, herbs, roses and pet pigs and chooks. Plus a specialist plant market and a pop-up barn café serving delicious Devonshire teas.

5.00 pm Joy Plants – Wholesale & Retail Nursery, 2-3ha, main lines – natives, woodland & border perennials, specialists in wetland plants.

6.00pm Dinner – BBQ at Joy Plants Hosted by Hatch Clan, Not to be missed social night, own cost $26.00 per person, BYO Beverages .

Saturday 24th

Rotoroa Island Tour

7.00 am meet at BK Counties Motor Lodge carpark

Rotoroa Island Ferry Auckland 8.45am returning Rotoroa 5.15pm (weather dependant). Take a 75-minute journey across the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Rotoroa Island ferry. explore the island’s arts, history and conservation park, including sandy shoreline, hiking trails and an award-winning museum. Opened to the public in 2011, Rotoroa Island was the longtime home to an addiction treatment center run by the Salvation Army. Visit the heritage buildings and a Rotoroa wildlife sanctuary for endangered New Zealand species. IPPS member & Rotoroa’s Assisting Ranger - Andrew Malloy will be our Guide. BBQ lunch will be provided & snacks and water will be available, bring your togs – there are some very nice swimming beaches on the island.

6.40pm Dinner – local city restaurant – fish and chips

8.30 pm – Return to BK Counties Inn

Sunday 25th

9.00am Optional – meet for breakfast- own cost.