Sunday 24th November 2019 - 9.00am to 4.30pm

Welcome to the 2019 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival 1000 people enjoyed the beautiful gardens of Cambridge at last years Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival, and we raised almost $30,000 for charity. We are all ready to show you more of our wonderful gardens this year.Tickets ...
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Garden Three - 58 Thornton Road - Colleen & Peter Dromgool - The free range gardeners

Colleen & Peter Dromgool’s property in Thornton Road has been transformed.  The pink concrete house built in 1923 is now an updated charcoal with modern extensions.  The Dromgool’s purchased the property 4 years ago and have removed 63 trees that crowded the se...
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Garden, refreshments and more - 21 Racecourse Road, Harriet Di Maio

A delight to visit this country garden set on 2 ½ acres on the outskirts of Cambridge.  After wandering the property Harriett and I sat down to chat in the large kitchen of the 1916 homestead which Harriett and her husband had had re-located in three pieces from Palmer...
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Worth the drive - Gorgeous Country Garden

Helen and Ken Haycock’s property on Kaipaki Road is a garden not to be missed.  I visited on an extremely crisp winter morning after a heavy frost and we sat in the sun chatting – overlooking the spacious front lawn and garden.  Dominating the entrance is a lar...
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A large country garden - 434 Pencarrow Road

Ailsa and I travelled out to Pencarrow Road again on another beautiful cloudless winter’s day to meet with Christiene and Karl Ulrich.  Christiene was at the door before the car pulled up. Our first move was a tour of her very large paintings throughout the house.&nbs...
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An impressive country garden - 308 Pencarrow Road

Impressive is Denise and Pat Donnelly’s country garden in Pencarrow Road.  It was developed from a blank canvas over 9 years. Ailsa and I visited the garden on a sunny winter’s afternoon.  A large garden with lots to see, so it’s not surprising that we stayed...
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An Amazing Garden of Rooms - in just three years - 119 St Kilda Road

We were late arriving from our previous garden, but Glenda and Steve Saunders were so welcoming.  They have designed and built an extremely impressive garden in less than 4 years.  Their concept is of little rooms and outdoor areas, light in the winter and shady in...
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Back by Special Request - Hydrangeas and more - 97 Wells Place

A hydrangea enthusiast and collector.  This is Jan Mathers. Jan and Bill’s acre of farmland on the outskirts of Cambridge has been transformed since 2001 to the beautiful garden it is today with over 160 varieties of hydrangeas. Most of her hydrangea came from the Woo...
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Take Time to Smell the Roses - 70 Thornton Road

I visited Shelley and Glenn Williamson’s Thornton Road garden on a cool but fine winter’s morning on my own.  Ailsa was occupied at a Stork Party. They have lots of roses.  Shelley hadn’t counted them, but we estimated more than 60.  This garden will be ...
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Fantastic Use of a Small Urban Space - in only 2 years! - 62 Thornton Road

Jeanette and Harold Lovegrove have demonstrated so explicitly just what can be done with a small urban garden.  And they have done all of this in just over 2 years.  They had come from a huge garden in Tamahere. Jeanette did the landscaping, getting lots of ideas f...
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