MOONDANCE MANOR GARDENS

AND The Cambridge Farmers" Market - Saturday 4 December

We plan to arrive in Cambridge at approximately 9.30, for you to have time to savour yummy delights at the Farmers' Market &/or visit the local shops. We'll depart at mid-day for Moondance Manor for a garden tour of this picturesque venue.
  • "Moondance Manor Gardens are extensively planted with abundant flower beds, expansive lawn areas, a wealth of native and exotic trees, a large ornamental pond and island, substantial formal hedging – all set on over a hectare bordering the Waikato River. There is always an array of colour with hellebores, fox gloves, primrose, iris, hyacinths, geraniums, lilies, roses, camellias, magnolias, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, wisteria, and much more to delight the eye. Each season offers an exciting display from an abundance of spring flowers and blossom, to summer roses and perennials, to autumn's romantic colours.Make your journey of discovery and take time to appreciate the many beautiful vistas or discover a contemplative moment in a secluded spot or amble down to the Waikato River and its woodland garden. The jewel in the crown is of course the elegant two storey Edwardian Manor house which complements the grandeur of the gardens and from which the terraced lawns can be fully appreciated.

    Moondance Manor Gardens has been featured in the media including the NZ Gardener, The Waikato Times, The NZ Women's Weekly and NZ House and Garden." www.moondancemanor.co.nz

  • After our visit to The Cambridge Farmers' Market, our escorted Moondance Manor garden tour will start with an introduction of the owners and a brief talk about the garden. you will then be led on a ramble around the garden highlighting elements of design, content and points of interest. . This tour typically takes between 40-60 minutes depending on the level of interest. You are also welcome to wander the garden at your leisure at any time during our visit.

CAMBRIDGE FARMERS' MARKET

Cambridge market is a good old-fashioned Farmers' Market with a lively atmosphere and a great selection of fresh, local goods brought to you by Waikato growers and businesses. Since 2010, this year-round outdoor market has taken place in a beautiful setting underneath the trees at Victoria Square in the centre of Cambridge.

This Farmers' Market is a great community market, a favorite spot for locals to shop and meet. Vendors and customers enjoy the unique connection between producers and consumers found at farmers' markets.

The Cambridge Farmers' Market offers Eftpos service and public toilets are located nearby.

A TripAdvisor review in September commented:

"We are lovers of all things markets, whether they be, car-boot/flea/growers etc. This Saturday farmers market, (8am to noon) has a real village feel about it, music playing, plenty of seating, many stall sellers, offering an assortment of wares, and tastings, the lettuce man was our fave, 5 bucks for a paper bag full of green goodies, the rocket is so peppery, perfect in a salad. All in all a perfect way to enjoy a sunny Saturday morning."

We'll be taking a chilly bin; feel free to bring one too.

Of course, the Cambridge shops, close to the market, are always great to visit, if you wish!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT QUICKLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT!

COST: $52.00pp. - Transport & venue charge.
Payment can be made, on the day, in an envelope on which you have placed your name AND the amount paid or can be made to account 01 0322 021 4423 00 prior to the day.

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