2021 New World Rotary Garden Safari Postponed.
Kerikeri Rotarians are disappointed to announce that their annual fundraising event, ‘The New World Kerikeri Rotary Garden Safari’ has been postponed to Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2021, brought about by the heavy rain before and over last weekend. This has presented many challenges with parking, access and the rain damage to many gardens.
The long-range weather forecast sees settled weather ahead to allow the ground to dry out and for gardeners to rescue their displays.
The owners of one property had reluctantly had to withdraw but have rejoined this year’s event, so there will still be 16 gardens. The organisers hope that locals rally around to support the event on the new date, as the profit is used by the Rotary Club of Kerikeri for its work in the community, particularly with the schools/young people.
The efforts of the gardeners have been excellent and the Club recognises the work that has gone in to present a great selection of gardens for this year’s Garden Safari, and we acknowledge their extended commitment to presenting their properties for you to enjoy.
Tickets are still on sale at New World and 8 other sales points in Kerikeri as per the list on www gardensafari.co.nz. You can contact the club via the website, “contact us”.
Each year this highlight of the gardening calendar brings together an array of gardens to inspire and delight visitors. This year celebrates the 34th anniversary of this event and the Safari weekend itself represents the culmination of a lot of hard work by a team of dedicated Rotarians and supporters of the Rotary Club of Kerikeri.
Our sincere thanks go to our sponsors, Kerikeri New World and the other sponsor organisations, without whom this event just wouldn’t be possible.
This year we will have an amazing collection of gardens, from petite to grand, mainly urban to entice and entertain. Some are very large gardens and you could easily spend an hour absorbing everything.
Refreshments will be available to purchase in two of the gardens. The cafes will be run by the local community groups who we are happy to help support in their own fundraising ventures.
Your brochure which you get when you purchase a ticket, will give you detailed information, not only about each participating garden but also about the generous sponsors that help make this event a reality.
Don’t forget to fill out the back of your ticket with your details and submit it into the draw to win a fantastic prize courtesy Paper Plus Kerikeri.
Kerikeri Rotarians and Friends of the Rotary Club of Kerikeri will be on duty in the gardens, supporting the gardeners and helping you enjoy your visit.
Tickets will be available from our usual sponsoring outlets, (please see tickets page) for the fantastic price of $30, which covers entry to all gardens on both days.
Please accept our Club’s sincere thanks for visiting and taking part in the Garden Safari. The funds we raise from this event are used to support local and international community and youth development projects.
We hope you enjoy your Safari weekend and return home safely, full of enthusiasm and new ideas for your own slice of heaven.