Thank you to our 2019 gardeners and visitors we are looking forward to seeing you during our 2020 garden festival!

Luncheon en Blanc

with Kate Hillier

The dress code is all white for this fabulous Luncheon en Blanc. You’ll enjoy three courses, wine matching from Mike Radich and hear how to achieve an award-winning garden from horticulturist Kate Hillier.

Kate is a member of the renowned English horticultural family and an award-winning designer. She is also an experienced flower show judge, having judged at many international shows including RHS Chelsea. Career highlights include the roles of General Manager for the Ellerslie Flower Show and Director of New Zealand Flower & Garden Show. 

Expect a mouth-watering menu at Luncheon en Blanc of smoked chicken roulade with pear and blue cheese Waldorf salad, caramelised pecans and mustard vinaigrette.

Next up black and white sesame-crusted baked New Zealand salmon, served on lemon risotto with Asian greens and citrus chilli jus.

To finish, a New York cheesecake with a quinoa base from our local New Zealand Quinoa Company served with a cherry, rosemary and balsamic compote.

Do you want to know what it takes to win gold at the Chelsea Flower Show?  Come join us at Tairoa Lodge for an entertaining afternoon of wonderful food, paired wine and a garden festival story to remember.

Gluten free and vegetarian options are available, let us know at time of booking.

Note that you can book tickets for this event either with OR without the coach transport from New Plymouth. Please ensure you choose the correct option when booking.

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