Up the Garden Path

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Up the Garden Path

October 1, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

At the age of 84 gardening expert, Gordon Collier NZOM, was awarded six stars from the NZ Gardens Trust for his garden, Anacapri, in Taupo.

At 88, he has published a book, his fifth, Three Gardens, Titoki Point, Anacapri, The White House. But he does not rest on his laurels. You will find him working on his new garden near Taihape. Until Gordon retired, he was in demand as a garden advisor; he advised on the restoration of the garden at Government House, Wellington. Gordon is the nephew of Whanganui artist, Edith Collier, swapping a paint brush for a trowel to create living works of art.

Laurel Stowell will interview Gordon at this event, discussing his life, works and how he manages to overcome his red/green colour blindness to create such beauty.

Venue: Concert Chamber War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Admission: $15 pre-booked; $20 door sales

Booking: Royal Whanganui Opera House


October 1, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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