Problems were solved and information shared on Saturday at an open day on a Castlecliff back section.

Phil Holden and friends Raymond Townsend and Jason Parker opened the private Matai St garden to the public to share information and promote their business, Live For The Land. In it they aim to sell plants and build garden systems for customers.

Between 20 and 30 people came to the open day on the Whanganui property. One asked questions about building greenhouses, and another about starting a food forest.

"We took people through the whole place and gave them an idea what it could look like if they wanted to do that sort of thing."


The three men sold a few plants, and gave away plants and sizzled sausages.

"I'm pretty happy about the whole day. It was pretty enjoyable, and that's what it's all about," Mr Holden said.