Between the 2nd and the 28th of May 2017, Heritage Roses regions around New Zealand were privileged to host Sue and John Zwar from South Australia. Sue and John travelled extensively around NZ, from Cape Reinga in the north to Nugget Point in the south, visiting regions along the way. They presented photos of the magnificent gardens of Ralph and Merna Zwar, “Plumwood”, Walter and Kaymarie Duncan “The Heritage” and David Ruston, who grew everything with roses.
We also learned about the Australian collection of Tea, China and Noisette roses. Sue and John’s own garden “Camawald” is breathtaking. The work they have done in this garden along with running a farm and a B&B is amazing. Sue’s commentary and explanation of each photo had everyone enthralled. Sue and John thoroughly enjoyed their journey around NZ, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Their presentations were equally enjoyed by Heritage Roses NZ members who were in attendance.