Come and join us for one of our courses.

 

We have various courses that we run throughout the year and here is a taster of what's coming up:

Workshops @ The Falls Retreat

Our workshops are designed for amateurs looking for some great tips for your garden or even foodies wanting to experience the paddock to plate ethos of The Falls Retreat.  Run by our superb team we have gardening guru, Nicki Murray-Orr, chicken whisperer, Emma Walters and we bring in the experts whenever we can. Each course is fun and offers an interactive workshop in the garden and the coup which is followed by an informal meal in our rustic Bistro barn. 

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other

Interactive session in the garden

Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

Maximum of 20 people.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Come and join us this school holidays.

 

We have various courses that we run throughout the year or maybe you know a school or community group that would like to organise a visit to our gardens? We would love to hear from you so please contact us and here is a taster of our next kids gardening workshop:

Gardening Workshop @ The Falls Retreat - Friday 6th October 2017

“KIDS IN THE GARDEN"

Get growing with your kids this school holidays!


We are holding another family fun gardening workshop aimed at inspiring kids and their parents to get growing vegetables and flowers at home. Our last session was a great success with our resident gardener Nickie, helping children identify various herbs and vegetables in the garden. This was followed by some harvesting and planting of seedlings. There is also first hand experience of composting, info on how a worm farm works and the importance of good soil.

Check out more details of our last session HERE or email us at info@fallsretreat.co.nz to book your spot. 


Limited numbers so be quick!

Date: Friday 6th October

Time: 9.30am – 11am aimed at kids aged 7+ and their family. Mums, dads, grandparents or older siblings all welcome!

What to bring: Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather and a sense of humour!

Cost: Its just $25 pp ( same price for kids and adults) and children must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s included:

Interactive session in the garden

You could even stay for a light lunch after the session or a fresh cooked pizza! Book a table to avoid dissapointment.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Come and join us for one of our courses.

 

We have various courses that we run throughout the year and here is a taster of our next gardening workshop:

Gardening Workshop @ The Falls Retreat - Friday 27th October 2017

Spring into it!

Learn how to grow healthy veggies, herbs and edible flowers.

Our gardening workshops are designed for amateur gardeners looking for some great tips for your garden or even foodies wanting to experience the paddock to plate ethos of The Falls Retreat.  Run by our gardening guru, Nicki Murray-Orr, we offer a fun, and interactive workshop in the garden which is followed by an informal meal in our rustic Bistro barn. 

In this workshop Nicki will be looking at what's happening in the garden at this time of year - she will focus on what can be planted either by direct seeding or transplanting and giving her usual invaluable tips and techniques for producing great crops in this cooler season.
She will also revisit creating and maintaining the perfect compost, share some tips on crop rotation and maintaining great soil.

Even tips on useful tools and recommended products we use here at The Falls Retreat

Date: Wednesday 31st of May

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm (morning tea on arrival, followed by the gardening workshop and then lunch)

What to bring: Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather and a sense of humour!

Cost: $75 per person 

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other

Interactive session in the garden

Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

Maximum of 20 people.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Come and join us for one of our courses.

 

We have various courses that we run throughout the year but this one really will get your ready for growing those veggies and flowers:

Gardening Workshop @ The Falls Retreat - Coming Soon

“GROWING HEALTHY SOIL"

Our gardening workshops are designed for amateur gardeners looking for some great tips for your garden or even foodies wanting to experience the paddock to plate ethos of The Falls Retreat.  Run by our gardening guru, Nicki Murray-Orr, we offer a fun, and interactive workshop in the garden which is followed by an informal meal in our rustic Bistro barn. 

In this workshop Nicky will be looking at what we need to be doing in the garden to get ready for planting, covering topics such as composting and garden planning and design. John Morris, founder of Agrissentials will be giving his expert advice on soil nutrition and looking at how to achieve the ideal soil and the different products we can use to achieve that. 

Even tips on useful tools and recommended products we use here at The Falls Retreat

Date: TBC

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm (morning tea on arrival, followed by the gardening workshop and then lunch)

What to bring: Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather and a sense of humour!

Cost: $60 per person 

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other

Interactive session in the garden

Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

Maximum of 20 people.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Come and join us for one of our courses.

 

We all love the thought of making our own compost but the thought or rotting vegetables and thousands of flies often puts people off. 

At The Falls Retreat we compost ALOT and our vegetable gardens love us for it. We will show you how to build your compost bin from scratch and tell you how and when to keep turning it so you don't have any odour or flies! We will also talk about how to build a worm farm and how to keep  it healthy and not overfeed it.

Keep your eyes peeled for a great workshop full of interesting information and hot tips on having the best compost in town.

Date: TBC

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other

Interactive session in the garden and chicken coup

Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

Maximum of 20 people.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Come and join us for one of our courses.

 

We all love the thought of fresh eggs in the morning but how difficult is it to keep chickens and do they always lay?

Keep your eyes peeled for a great workshop full of interesting information and hot tips on how to look after your chickens COMING SOON.

Date: TBC

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other

Interactive session in the garden and chicken coup

Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

Maximum of 20 people.

BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL

 

 

Experience "Gather" at The Falls Retreat

 

Are you a foodie, a gardener or someone interested in paddock to plate ethos - then this experience is for you.

We are offering you the chance to experience a personal tour of the veggie gardens with the opportunity to gather ingredients and learn how we use a variety of fresh seasonal produce harvested from our gardens. 

The experience is only available throughout Spring so come and enjoy the full experience including morning tea on arrival, followed by a delicious 2 course lunch in the rustic bistro barn, including a home made soda (alternative drink can be purchased on request). 

Don't miss out on this opportunity - bookings essential.

Details: 

Start time 10.30am  - available Fridays & Saturdays through Spring 2017.

Price per person $110

Introductions and morning tea (loose leaf tea or rocket coffee with slice)

Personal garden tour

Lunch includes delicious entrees followed by main choice of pork, beef, fish or vegetarian. Dessert optional.

Bookings/prepayment essential