New Seedlings

It’s exciting to see new seedlings beginning to sprout. These tender baby plants began to grow inside, where is is nice and warm. They go outside in the sunlight during the day and are brought in at night, just in case we get another frost!  Their seed-cases are still sitting on top of the two first leaves like little hats.

new hue seedlings

Gourd Competition time!

Greetings to all of the gourd growers out there! Here’s a date to put into your diaries. In conjunction with our new Museum exhibition:

Tahā – A Conversation with Hine Pū Te Hue, we are having the judging of the great-gourd-growing-competition here at Whanganui Regional Museum on Tuesday 27 May, from 1.30-2.30 pm. There are heaps of great prizes for schools and education groups, and a few more for all of the other gardeners.


If your gourds didn’t do so well, just come along anyway and enjoy the event. All school or class-groups who attend but don’t have a gourd of their own, will be given a ripe gourd fruit to take away and begin the drying process back at school. 

If you grew some great gourds, but you can’t get there on the day, bring in your best specimens anyway, so we can all admire them. Every gourd will have a label, so you will get your own gourds back.

Give us a call on 06 3491110 and let us know you will be coming, or post a comment!