“There was a real buzz in the air at Greendale on Sunday,” reported Greendale Community Trust Trustee, Ruth Warren. “No, it wasn’t bees, but the happy chatter of the more than one hundred people who enjoyed the unveiling of the new signage at the TW Adams Arboretum.
Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton cut the ribbon and spoke of the importance of this heritage site that was established by TW Adams in the 1960’s because of his love of Greendale and his love of trees.
The calm and peaceful atmosphere was enjoyed by all as they picnicked under the shade of the mature trees. Children enjoyed the natural playground, running around the pathways, collecting sticks and pine cones.
“The picnic was reminiscent of the many picnics that were a feature of life in early Greendale and the consensus was that there needed to be more of these community activities,” Ruth said.
The arboretum is open to the public for all to enjoy.
“It was a great day, great weather and a great atmosphere in this very special heritage site,” Ruth concluded.