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Over 25 years, Garden Marlborough has staged its annual garden party beside clear spring-fed ponds and streams, in a deep glade of huge and ancient trees, and even atop an urban parking building overlooking Blenheim’s green and leafy spaces. Each venue has been distinctive and spectacular, and more than one party has become the stuff of local legend. Much fun has been had! After so many good times we’re certain there’s no better place to celebrate than to return to a garden that always delivers the good life: Wendy and Richard Batchelor’s stunning Brinkburn at Rapaura.
Entering Brinkburn’s curved driveway, lined with lime trees, you’ll be welcomed by a Highland piper before enjoying bubbles from our new sponsors, Rapaura Springs. Take time to explore the Brinkburn garden designed by Robert Watson, including its orchards of peach, plum and apple trees, citrus, hazelnuts and olives, a raspberry house, raised vegetable beds, feijoa hedges and lawns framed by silver birches and oaks.
The garden party is a great chance to meet our presenters and supporters in a friendly, informal environment, as we celebrate Garden Marlborough still hitting its straps after a lively quarter century. This year our famous art auction for charity features artworks from local contributors created around our theme of Hi Ho Silver. New community projects will benefit from fundraising this year, and we’re looking forward to telling you more about the extra spending.
This festive evening then continues with delicious and satisfying food and superb wines from Rapaura Springs’ much-awarded range. There’ll be live music from a jazz ensemble, and later you can dance the night away to the always terrific Marlborough Boys’ College band.
Please do join us on this special celebratory night. Why don’t you come and party like you too are 25…