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Taranaki’s ring plain has a unique environment that suits some trees more than others – and land owners and home gardeners can find out more at a free workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (15 April).
The workshop will cover trees for different locations – from the coast to the cooler upper plain – and different purposes including aesthetic value, shelter or firewood.
The workshop will be led by the Taranaki Regional Council’s Regional Gardens Manager, Greg Rine, who says the focus will be on the practicalities of creating a planted area with minimal effort.
Workshop participants can bring a plan of their land if they are seeking ideas for specific locations.
The 15 April workshop is part of a year-round programme of free events at Hollard Gardens, Pukeiti and Tupare, the three heritage gardens owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.
For more information, see www.hollardgardens.info, www.pukeiti.org.nz and www.tupare.info. Social media users can also follow the Regional Gardens on Facebook (TaranakiRegionalGardens)and Twitter (@TaranakiRG).