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Home, Garden and Foodie Tour

Guided Coach Tour

A guided behind the scenes tour of 2 of New Plymouth’s fabulous private homes and gardens one of which is a converted commercial premise featuring outstanding contemporary art pieces and the other a newly renovated seaside home overlooking the ocean.

The tour includes visits to Proof & Stock Coffee, a coffee roastery & servery located in a stunningly converted garage in the heart of neighbourhood New Plymouth and Giles Chocolatier who uses Belgian chocolate to make the novel and unusual including a collaboration with Juno Gin. Lunch at one of New Plymouth’s premier venues Monica’s Eatery.


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Homegrown Kitchen with Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway is an award-winning food writer and author of four cookbooks, including her most recent and highly acclaimed, Homegrown Kitchen. She is the food editor for, and writes a monthly recipe column for NZ Gardener magazine. Read More >

Introduction to Botanical Drawing

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Frocks on Bikes

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