Monthly Archives: April 2014

Autumn Colours Outing

This morning I arrived at Olveston in time to see the start of the Mainland Classic Autumn Colours Outing.  There was a great turnout of cars and people. They were motoring through to Arrowtown with a morning tea stop at … Continue reading

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Sculpture Exhibition

In association with the Otago Sculpture Trust, Olveston is hosting an exhibition of sculptures by prominent New Zealand artists. Inspired by the Theomin Family, the house and the collection, the artists included in the exhibition present works which respond to … Continue reading

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Flowers@Home 2

I called up to Olveston after work today to look at the sculptures and was pleased to catch up with Peter Mason as he was installing his work. I’ve arranged to meet him again tomorrow because there’s a great story … Continue reading

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Flowers@Home

Olveston has been buzzing today with visitors coming specifically for the Flowers@Home event and others arriving for the house tours. Dunedin florists each chose a room and then decorated it with one, two or three floral arrangements appropriate to the … Continue reading

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Thursday at Olveston

I’ve got the layout of the house pretty much sussed now and can nip in and out of rooms before and after tour groups so I’m not a distraction! But I’m still working my way around the best approach to … Continue reading

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Another reason to visit Olveston

Another exciting happening at Olveston this week. Check out their website here for tour times and booking details. Flowers @ HOME an exposition of floral art ‘The Chelsea Flower Show comes to Dunedin’. For three days only, the rooms of … Continue reading

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On tour at Olveston

I was sure Barry and I had visited Olveston earlier this year but looking back I discovered our last visit was in October!  Before settling down to investigate specific rooms I thought another tour might be beneficial so I joined … Continue reading

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I have a writing room

I called in to Olveston this afternoon to catch up with Jeremy, and to see my writing hideaway. I can’t spend all day wandering around the house and grounds like an unsettled resident ghost! And I can’t tell you where … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night and The Tempest at Olveston

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Olveston this afternoon watching the engaging, funny, clever, witty and wonderful students from King’s High School and Queen’s High School performing The Tempest and Twelfth Night in the Olveston gardens. The audience was small … Continue reading

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