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NZ Gardener - 2021-10-01

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VISIT WELTON HOUSE Welton House Garden in Grove Town, Blenheim, welcomes private visitors and tour groups as well as event bookings for special celebrations and small weddings. For more informatoin, visit weltonhouse.co.nz/contact or phone 021 323 358. FARM TO VINEYARD In the 1800s, the farm produced crops, seeds, wool and mutton. These days, geometric rows of Marlborough’s world famous sauvignon blanc grapes have replaced the sheep and the crops. Their long lines draw the eye from the garden to the dramatic hills beyond. HISTORICAL REFUGE Welton House was built high, on an ancient sand dune, to avoid the floods that came regularly from the Wairau and Ōpaoa Rivers, and was used as a refugee centre for the local community when the area flooded.

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