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Tickets available for the Martinborough House and Garden Tour to raise funds for Wharekaka

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Tickets are still available to view eleven of Martinborough’s most outstanding properties on Saturday 23 November in a house and garden tour to raise funds for Wharekaka, Martinborough’s aged care community. 

There’s something for everyone, with a range of modern and traditional styles on show, inside and outside. There are structured modern gardens, cottage gardens, town gardens, and rural gardens. Some have been established for decades, others show how clever landscaping complements a new build. Inside, you’ll see everything from modern minimalism to homes celebrating decades of family treasures.  Artwork is a feature inside and in the gardens.  Ticket-holders will walk away with plenty of ideas and inspiration.

The tour is also a showcase for local craftspeople and producers – there will be a stall featuring local crafts and products at each house.

All houses are either in or around Martinborough; the furthest house from the village centre is 10-minutes drive away – leaving plenty of time for lunch in the village.

Organised by the Wharekaka Auxiliary, it is not the first time a house and garden tour has been held to raise funds. The first of these was around 35 years when Wharekaka trailblazed the idea in the Wairarapa.  It is still a great day out, but at its heart is a very worthy cause. Like many other small rural aged care facilities, Wharekaka faces steeply rising running costs. Wharekaka is very much part of our community, and the generous response to fundraising reflects a commitment to keeping it that way.

“We are very grateful to our main sponsors, Susan Stephen & Co Realty, Mitre 10, The Martinborough Bookshop, and Peonies of Martinborough for their generous contributions. We are also thrilled that so many local cafes and vineyards are supporting the tour. And of course,  we are particularly thankful that so many have made their houses and/or gardens open to the public for the tour,” says Helen Meehan, Chair Marketing & Fundraising Committee, Wharekaka Board of Trustees. 

Tickets are available on www.eventfinda.co.nz. 

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