Gordonton turns it all on for garden ramble

Dec 11th, 2017 | By | Category: News

How can one possibly describe the fabulousness of Gordonton Christmas Ramble?  Thank goodness for cameras.

Saturday’s fundraiser was organised by St Mary’s Church to raise money to build a new church hall.

N8N had a splendid time strolling through picture perfect gardens, chatting with gardeners and visitors alike.


St Mary's Decorated heritage church


Fermanagh Gardens began as dairy pasture in 2006 and has been transformed by Morris and Linda Barlow into diverse and enticing plantings.

Morris enjoys a quiet moment…



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There was washing on the line at Sally-Ann and Richard Riddell’s Whitikahu garden.  And old wagons, new cars, native trees and decorated garden beds.


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This little fella was full of the Christmas spirit…


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The Awapuni Donkey Stud, the Christmas-decorated home and garden of Bryan and Jenny Clausen, was overflowing with delight.


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Alyssa, 4, loved the fish.


Tina and Craig Clausen’s Whitikahu Rd garden also delighted all.  They have spent the last four years revising it to suit their taste.


Chloe, 7, thought Ted the highland bull was a star…



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Peter and Gael Levin’s insect-friendly garden with its fantastic rural views started off as bare paddock 25 years ago.

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Number 8 Network could get around all the gardens but what we saw underlines the fact that we have some outstanding, creative geniuses – otherwise known as gardeners – in these parts.  Fantastic work, everyone.

Merry Christmas!


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Sally-Ann and Richard’s lovely cart says it all.


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3 Comments to “Gordonton turns it all on for garden ramble”

  1. Judy McDonald says:

    Lovely stuff! What a lot of clever people there are in N8N’s territory!

  2. Gayle Pearson says:

    We really enjoyed our morning rambling, there were numerous lovely surprises. I hope lots of other people took this opportunity to support St Mary’s fundraising.

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