Not long to go now. The Estate opens on Monday 25th March
This year we have been continuing with the electrical upgrades on the estate. This has involved removing old distribution turrets and installing new switching gear to the latest standards. Tests are also carried out on all cables and on this occasion a main distribution cable needed to be replaced.
Some pictures of the Snow today. Temperatures are currently about -5’C with a wind chill of -12’C and we have got around 8-10inches of snow in areas with more on the way.
The pond and drainage works on the southern end of the estate are coming along well despite the wet weather. Although, on the plus side, the pond has filled up quickly and now just waiting for warmer and dryer weather to complete the reinstatement and seed.
The new lighting and rails are complete on the car park
We’ve been using the recent wet days to give our new bedding feature a coat of paint and hope to have this completed soon.
Despite the wet weather last week we managed to install a new cable duct (which is part of our electrical infrastructure upgrade) along with the cables required for the new car park lighting.
It is a bit of a wet day here today so we thought we would share some old photos of Winterton Valley Estate from the 70’s and early 80’s
The new feature at the southern end of the estate is now complete. The area incorporates the following species of plantsNew Zealand flax (Phormium Tenax)Variegated New Zealand flax (Phormium Tenax Variegated)New Zealand flax Purpureum (Phormium Tenax Purpurea)Fountain Grass (Pennisetum Setaceum Fireworks)Eulalia (Miscanthus Sinensis Variegatus)