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Greetings one & all, welcome to our 2018 catalogue. After plentiful rain in early Spring we are now enjoying warm sunny days , perfect conditions for the rose blooms, trust yours are looking as good as ours.

Once again our usual range with some delightful new additions to tempt you. Introducing ‘The Lady Gardener’, a beautiful new David Austin variety with rich apricot blooms and fragrant. ‘Thomas A Becket’ , another Austin with red crimson flowers . Adding another Tantau variety, ‘Gospel’, a large flowered HT with fragrant deep purple burgundy owers. We have a sixth addition to add to our hybrid persica collection from Chris Warner, a climber this time, ‘Eye in the Sky’, of soft apricot with a distinctive purple eye. Quite an eye catcher and a paradise for bees!

After 30 years this may be our last catalogue in this format. We are exploring new options so please hang on to this one! In order to remain efficient and manage our growing costs we have decided to cease production of a number of varieties which had shown lack of interest in recent years. These have been saved in a garden collection. Our selection remains largely the same with 100’s of beautiful roses on offer.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and wish you all the best for the season and 2018.

Best wishes, Ben & Ruth and the team at Tasman Bay Roses.

 

 

Thank you for your donation towards our Vanuatu water project.

This project is jointly funded by MFAT and UNICEF NZ donors and will install 31 water pumps for remote communities in Tana. The water pumps have been designed by Hawkes Bay engineer Adam Pearse who will also be on site to help with the installations and maintenance training.

Apart from being remote communities and having fewer services they are in a mountainous area where women and girls currently walk down steep, and often slippery, ravines to collect water from streams and then have to carry these heavy loads up the hill to their village. When the pumps are installed they pump water from the stream up to the village.

Women and girls will in particular benefit from this project allowing girls more time for school and women more time for their families and craft and food production.

Your donation will support this work and greatly improve the quality of life for the people in the 31 villages who will benefit from your generosity. Thank you so much for being part of the solution in helping us provide improved health and eduction outcomes for children.

With appreciation
Dennis McKinlay
Executive Director