Tauranga Art and Garden Festival

Published over 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge and Activities

Every 2 years Tauranga holds a wonderful Art and Garden Festival which covers over 100 gardens from Te Puke in the south, to Mt Maunganui, Tauranga and Katikati and all towns and suberbs in between.  It runs this year from November 17 until Sun 23 November. We only allowed ourselves a day last time it was on and it was not nearly long enough so this year we are going to go out to gardens every day of the week and that way hope to see most of them.  Not only are there wonderful private gardens on display but also art displays and pop up cafes in private gardens and all sorts of art and gardening events on.  We have several bookings for that week and are booked out the weekend before but still have a few rooms vacant across the week.  Accommodation will be tight during that week so if you are planning to come to the Bay of Plenty during November it pays to book well in advance.

If you would like to know more about the Art and Garden Fest and the terrific programme that has been put together go this website: www.gardenandartfest.co.nz. You will not be disappointed.

Spring is sprung

Published over 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

Well it is only August and I have just put my first bowl of daffadills on the dresser.  It has been a very short winter here in Katikati and already there are little calves skipping around the fields that surround our lodge.  Greg has been busy this week planting yet more fruit trees.  We both...
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Piwakawaka in the garden

Published over 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

The Maori name for fantail is piwakawaka and at the moment our garden at Kaimai Country Lodge is full of them.  We saw some when we first moved up here 2 years ago but then they disappeared for many months.  We are so pleased that recently they have come back to our garden in large numbers.  While...
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Blooming Roses

Published about 4 years ago by Greg in Lodge

Here are some pictures of the roses and hibiscus flowering in the garden today. It is a super sunny day today and the garden is looking it's best.
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The festive season

Published about 4 years ago by Margie in Lodge

The festive season is upon us and it is all go at Kaimai Country Lodge.  We are expecting a full house over the Christmas and New Year period. We have a couple coming from Hong Kong for 5 nights and several people from the UK.   Our guests are keen to dine with us on Christmas Day so we are busy...
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