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ABOUT US

The Background: 
Barrie and Railene Mabin welcome you onto this family property. Taniwha is a working farm with a 100 year old homestead and house paddock encompassing 20 acres of glorious trees, ponds and daffodils.  After her youngest son was born 40 years ago, Railene started selling daffodils for Plunket instead of baking cakes! Over the past 25 years Railene Mabin has planted many hundreds of different varieties. We believe we have some of the best quality field daffodils in Australasia. This setting offers a unique rural environment with many visitors staying for hours.

Plunket: 
Our charitable trust aims to donate to Central Hawkes Bay Plunket. Plunket volunteers provide valuable support by staffing the daffodil shed on the weekends during the season.

Daffodils:
With varieties too numerous to count, we suggest you come and enjoy this spring experience yourself! The display is at its best during the first two weeks with the first flush of traditional varieties, those who visit later will be rewarded with some special late flowering blooms. New daffodil varieties are carefully chosen and planted by Railene every season. 
Favourite daffodil supplier is"Pleasant Valley Daffodils" - South Canterbury.

Coffee Shed:
Delicious takeaway coffee for sale from the corner of the daffodil shed. 
Tea, fruit drinks, Rush Munroe ice-creams and small treats may also be purchased.
Opening hours flexible, weather and customer dependent - approx 9.30am - 12.00pm week days with afternoon opening possible for group bookings and open 9.30am - 3.30pm weekends. 
Group bookings please contact Esther (027) 2277230
Hot drinks for tour groups, also available with adequate notice.




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Barrie and Railene Mabin
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School and Preschool trips are more than welcome to visit any day of the week. Bookings are recommended.
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One of the examples from Flowers in the Water 2011