Long term development of a coastal farm park
Over the last 15 years Garth, alongside owners Richard and Christine Didsbury, has been involved in the 175ha coastal farm on the Hauraki Gulf. Originally a run-off block flanked by a large re-generating native forest, early work concentrated on addressing erosion and replanting native species on steep sections and wetland areas. Large scale ponds have been created along with new roads and walking tracks. Specific themed areas have been developed around the farm adapted to site conditions including a large organic orchard and nationally significant artworks. The farm also features an award winning vineyard, public wine pavilion and sculpture walk that highlights up and coming artists.