Amble through gardens for annual event

By Anne-Marie McDonald

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This anniversary weekend you can enjoy some of Whanganui's finest gardens - and help support a good cause.

For the 14th year in a row, the Wanganui Support Group of Arthritis New Zealand is holding its Anniversary Amble.

Co-organiser Janice Hall said for $12, people can enjoy a tour of 11 beautiful Whanganui gardens.

"We always make sure we have different gardens every year so people don't get bored," Mrs Hall said.

"This year our gardens are mostly in Aramoho and St John's Hill."

The gardens include a small townhouse section, large gardens, old established gardens, newly designed gardens, formal gardens, and one set on a hill planted mainly in natives.

At the Aramoho home of Craig and Laura Cleveland, people will be able to buy tea, coffee, and morning tea. There will also be plants, produce and crafts for sale, as well as raffles.

Mrs Hall said the Anniversary Amble was always very well supported. "This and our street appeal in September are our two main fundraiser functions for the year," she said.

The gardens will be open to visitors from 10am till 4pm on Monday, January 25.

-Tickets for the Anniversary Amble are $12 per person, and can be purchased from the i-Site, Mitre10 Mega, Wanganui Garden Centre, and Springvale Garden Centre. A map of the gardens is available with ticket purchase.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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