Spring is here and the Daffodils are blooming.
Arbor Day 1998 marked the planting of Daffodils around the town. With support from Council and Tree Trust Volunteers a number of areas were planted out around this time, stsrting with Hamilton Road on the main approach to Cambridge (left) and the eastern approaches to the town, by the Karapiro Stream Bridge.
Other plantings have been made from time to time, as CTT members go around the town and find a suitable place for bulbs. In 2009 a grant of $1000 from the Cambridge Christmas Committee and funds from the Tree Trust, enabled a number of other plantings in town. Over 9000 Bulbs were supplied from Clendon Daffodils in Gordonton.
There are on-going problems with mowing, but the daffodils seem to survive.
Council placed Fenceline signs to indicate the presence of these daffodil beds, but over time they were ignored or fell apart. In 2021 new signs were produced by the Tree Trust it is hoped these will go some way to protecting the beds whilst the daffodils are growing. Our Thanks to “Grumpys signs” for the production of and their contribution to these.
1. Hamilton Rd/Payne Park
The most extensive display is in the park and on the road verge. Over the years mowing as they grew has knocked them back, it is hoped extra attention in 2021 will bring them back to their original numbers.
Payne Park central.
Payne Park central looking north.
Payne Park looking west.
Payne Park looking north.
Payne Park western edge.
Payne Park road verge looking east.
2 Albert St and Achilles Ave, and Albert St and Duke St.
Duke and Albert Streets.
Duke and Albert Streets
Achilles Ave and Albert St.
3 On the corner of Pope Terrace and Victoria Street , by the high level bridge and
the horse trough.
Looking west towards the high-level bridge and east, towards the Shakespeare St roundabout.
4 On the corner of Carlyle and Wordsworth St to opposite 115A Wordsworth St.
5 Lamb st and Rowling place.
6 Lamb Street and Grace Ave.
7 Lamb St (opposite Leamington Primary School)
8 Corner of Lamb St and Rotoorangi Road.