The Holly Hospice Trail showcases every two years, some of the best homes in the region and has raised in excess of $1.4million for Cranford Hospice over the last 10 seasons (a season being every two years).
The WildFlower Exhibition is also a bi-annual event run by Mike & Julie Russell & family, which features sculpture & art from some of the best in the country. This event has raised $221,000.00 for Cranford Hospice to date.
The inaugural Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition was held in 2008. Over the five five-day exhibitions in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 around 20,000 visitors have been welcomed to Round Pond Garden to view and purchase works from Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand artists. Held in conjunction with the Hospice Holly Trail, $221,000 has been donated to Cranford Hospice as a result of these exhibitions.
The Holly Trail is a self-drive event held in early to mid-November when gardens are at their best. Ten to twelve interesting and inspiring homes within a 20-25km radius of Havelock North village are included in the Trail. The types of homes vary, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and some will showcase their gardens as well as interiors, although usually only the living areas are on show.