Waiheke Island Garden Safari
2014 Waiheke Island Garden Safari dates just announced:
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 November!!
We are immensely proud to present, for the enjoyment of all New Zealanders and international visitors, our Waiheke Island gardens.
Waiheke Island is a unique community and a beautiful natural environment. This uniqueness and beauty is an opportunity that allows the Waiheke community to support its sick children with funds raised as a result of our guests visiting some of Waiheke’s most beautiful gardens each year at our annual Garden Safari.
The Waiheke Island Garden Safari began in 2001, attracting approximately 350 guests and raising around $5,000. Thirteen years of the Safari has seen good growth each year, and in that time we have hosted nearly 11,000 guests through approximately 112 gardens and raised in excess of $400,000.00 to support sick Waiheke children and their families.
Last year alone, over 1600 visitors enjoyed the Safari, which contributed in excess of $70,000 to the Trust’s work on the island.
This 14th year we are thrilled to be working again with SeaLink as our principal Garden Safari sponsor…a wonderful partnership with wonderful opportunities for continued Safari growth.
Following on the popularity of previous years we continue the massive Plant Sale at Rangihoua Estate where you will find a range of plants at fabulous prices. And for extra entertainment local musicians will be performing at selected gardens, a variety of goodies and gourmet treats will be available for purchase and local wines and olive oils will be offered for both tasting and purchase – something for everyone!”
We trust that you take your time to experience our island’s natural beauty as you drive leisurely between the gardens – as we say on Waiheke “ Slow Down, You’re Here!” You may perhaps even learn some gardening tips from the wonderful people who have so generously donated their gardens for our cause.
We hope you enjoy our 2014 Waiheke Island Garden Safari! And thanks to our principal sponsor Sealink for all their support.