Exceptional homes and gardens to benefit hospice

Refreshments will be on offer at the Sandspit Yacht Club for this year’s Hospice Homes Tour.

People will be able to take a nosey around some striking homes in Warkworth and Sandspit on November 13 for this year’s Warkworth Wellsford Hospice Homes Tour.

Hospice coordinator Lesley Ingham says it’s a rare opportunity to get a sneak peak at the area’s most beautiful homes and gardens.

“It’s amazing how willing people are to open up their homes. This year we even have a Garden of National Significance,” Lesley says.

The New Zealand Garden Trust awards the ‘national significance’ title to gardens considered to be outstanding for their horticultural value in plant material, cultivation, design, construction and maintenance.

Lesley says they have plenty of properties to visit and some will have stalls.

“We’ve got plenty of arts and crafts, garden art and even doggy fashion accessories available at stalls this year.”
Refreshments, including classic Devonshire cream tea, will be available at the Sandspit Yacht Club.

Ray White Warkworth is sponsoring the event which runs from 9.30am-4pm.

The biennial homes and gardens tour raises funds for Hospice nursing, counselling and therapeutic services for terminally ill patients and their families.

Tickets are $50 and all participants receive a tour map.

Info: warkworthwellsfordhospice.co.nz