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3rd-4th: Festival of Flowers and Franklin Rose Show – Waiuku
4th: Bay of Plenty Spring Rose Show – Tauranga
4th-5th: Rose and Iris Show – Gisborne
5th: 22nd Altrusa Home and Garden Ramble – Te Awamutu
9th-12th: Pacific Rose Bowl Festival – Hamilton
10th-12th: Rotorua Festival of Gardens – Rotorua
11th: 86th Annual Papatoetoe Rose & Floral Art Open Show – Auckland
11th-12th: Waikato Rose Society Show – Hamilton
11th-12th: Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Rose Show – Lower Hutt
12th: QuarryFest - Tauranga
The Quarry's own giant garden sale with craft and produce stalls, orchids, butterfly house, food and drinks, abseiling and other family fun.
10am-4pm. Quarry Road, Te Puna. Entry $2. www.quarrypark.org.nz
17th: Rose and Flower Show 2017 – Warkworth
18th Cross Hills Gardens Country Fair - Manawatu
180 quality stalls selling designer Christmas gifts, clothing, home baked goodies, toys, jewellery and, of course, plants.
9am-4pm, 4km north of Kimbolton. $15, under 16s free. www.crosshills.co.nz
18th: Greytown Lioness Club Garden Ramble - Wairarapa
Visit 10 private gardens in Greytown and enjoy morning or afternoon tea along the way on this fundraiser for the Greytown Little Theatre.
10.00am-5.00pm. Tickets $25 from the Village Art Shop, Main St, Greytown or phone Maureen on 06 304 9782 or Val 06 379 8329.
18th: Rhododendron Auckland Garden Tour – Auckland
18th-19th: 2017 National Spring Rose Show – Whangarei
18-19th: Christmas Garden Festival at Highwic - Auckland
Enjoy free entry to enjoy the stalls and garden-themed attractions at this year's annual Christmas celebration.
Highwic, Mortimer Pass (off Gillies Ave), Newmarket. 10am-4pm. www.highwic.co.nz
25th-26th: Manawatu Spring Rose Show – Palmerston North
25th-26th: Auckland Garden DesignFest – Auckland
25-26th: Spectacle by Nature - Great Barrier Island
A weekend of guided tours, rose festival, art exhibition and a gardeners' dinner on spectaculr Great Barrier Island.
Great Barrier Island. $75-95. www.thebarrier.co.nz/gardentour
29th-3rd Dec: New Zealand Flower & Garden Show – Auckland
3rd: HortTalk: Many Hands Make Light Work – Dunedin
5th: Southland Rhododendron Festival – Gore
5th: Terrace Station Spring Open Garden Day – Hororata
6th-7th: Trends in Home Landscaping talk - Christchurch
Canterbury Horticultural Society's November speaker is Hamish Fig from Fig Landscapes about Trends in Home Landscaping.
Monday 7-9pm, Repeated Tuesday 9.45-11.45am. Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place.5 includes light refreshments, www.chsgardens.co.nz
9th: Flowerworks Margaret Watling Memorial Demonstration – Christchurch
Floral designers Shirley Russ and Annette Waller demonstrate their skills as they sit the New Zealand Floral Decorators exam.
9th-12th: Garden Marlborough 2017 – Blenheim
25th-26th: Wigram Lions Charity Garden Tour – Christchurch
26th: Ohoka Garden Tour and Fete – North Canterbury
26th: Gardens of Sumner – Christchurch
26th: Governors Bay House and Garden Tour – Banks Peninsula
1st:Waikato Orchid Society Show and Plant Extravaganza - Hamilton
View a vibrant display of orchids along with sales tables and many other plant varieties. 9am-3pm. Hamilton Gardens Pavillion off Cobham Dr. Entry free. Contact Russell 022 3545 373.
1st: Manawatu Orchid Society Spring Show - Palmerston North
Featuring orchid exhibits, orchid plant and sundry sales, raffles, and refreshments. 10am-4pm. Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St. Contact (06) 358 3962.
1st: Clivia Show - Tauranga
Noon-4pm. Te Puna Quarry Park, 108 Te Puna Quarry Rd.
1st: Alzheimer's South Canterbury Spring Glory Extravaganza - Timaru
Featuring food, plant and other stalls, along with a bouncy castle, and sand saucer competition for the children. Entry gold coin donation. Supported by Coolpack Coolstores and Port FM. 9am-4pm. Timaru Botanic Gardens, Queen St. Contact Joy (03) 688 9888.
6th-7th: Bay of Islands Orchid Society and Far North Bromelid Group Spring Show - Kerikeri
These two groups are coming together for their spring show, which will feature quality plants for sale, as well as raffles. Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-3.30pm. Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Rd. Entry $4, under-12s free. Contact (09) 407 3424.
6th-8th: National and Local Bonsai Exhibition - Dunedin
Otago Bonsai is hosting the event, which runs in conjunction with Dunedin's National Bonsai Convention. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. $5 entry. Kaikorai Valley College. www.otagobonsai.co.nz
7th: Clivia Show - Palmerston North
10am-3pm. Hokowhitu School Hall, 227 Albert St.
8th: Terrace Station Spring Open Garden Day - Hororata
Daffodils and bluebells abound in the informal garden and 15 hectares of woodland. A newly developed walkway highlights 150 year old trees. Woodland plants for sale, bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. 11am-3pm. Signposted from Hororata roundabout. $5 entry fee goes to the Terrace Station Charitable Trust. Children free. www.terracestation.org.nz
8th: Ellesmere Spring Fling - Christchurch
Enjoy a relaxing day in David Hobbs' beautiful Broadfields Garden with entertainment, stalls, garden tours and more. 100% of the proceeds go to Lincoln Community Care. 11am-4pm. Broadfield Garden, 250 Selwyn Rd, Prebbleton. Adults $20, children free. Contact (03) 325 2007.
14th: Rhododendron Auckland Garden Tour - Auckland
Bus tour of Hamilton Gardens and a private garden. Morning tea and lunch provided. For itinerary cost details, contact Robyn (09) 524 0241.
14th-15th: Motueka Garden Trail - Motueka
Motueka's spring gardens will be on vibrant display during the annual Motueka Spring Garden Trail. $15 for weekend pass. email@example.com
2nd: Howick Horticultural Society Spring Show – Auckland
Spring show featuring daffodils, camellias, floral art, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables, plant sales, and raffles. Presentation of awards at 2pm. 10.30am-3pm. New Fencible Lounge (adjacent to Howick Library), Uxbridge Rd. Contact (09) 535 4769.
2nd: Hawera Horticultural Society Spring Floral Show - Hawera
Entries open to all, sales tables and afternoon tea available. 12.30-5pm. Hawera Community Centre. Contact Lyn (06) 278 9182.
2nd: Snells Beach Garden Circle Spring Show - Auckland
Free admission, plant stalls, raffles, and afternoon tea. 1-3.30pm. Mahurangi East Community Centre, Hamatana Rd. Contact Barbara (09) 425 5371.
4th & 5th: All About Gardening - Christchurch
Enjoy informative talks by two guest speakers. 9.45am. Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Pl. $5 (CHS members free), includes tea and coffee. chsgardens.co.nz
8th-9th: Kerikeri Garden Club Spring Flower Show - Kerikeri
Featuring guest artist Sandy Wright, painter of native birds, flora and fauna. Enjoy floral art and crafts, trading tables, plant sales and raffles. Fri 1.30-5pm, Sat 9am-3.30pm. Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Rd. Adults $3, children $1, families $5. Contact Wendy (09) 407 1474.
8th-9th: Westport Garden Club Spring Show - Westport
Join the club as they celebrate a season's growing with their spring show. Fri 10.30-4.30pm, Sat 10am-12.30pm. Phelan Hall, Brougham St. Gold coin entry. Contact Anne (03) 789 8213.
9th: Drawing Property and Landscape Designs by Hand - Tauranga
Former landscape designer Trish Waugh will teach you essential skills to help you design for your own outdoor space. 1.30-3.30pm. $65. Plenty Permaculture Education Studio, 375 Whakamarama Rd. Contact Catherine 027 240 1305.
9th: Riccarton Horticultural Society Spring Show - Christchurch
Enjoy the displays of daffodils, cut flowers, floral art and home produce. Also features sales tables, refreshements and raffles. 12.30-4.30pm. St. Peter's Church Hall, Upper Riccarton. Contact Beverley (03) 960 3381.
9th-10th: 91st Annual North Island National Daffodil Society Show - Gisborne
Hosted by the Poverty Bay Horticultural Society. Sat 1.30-4pm, Sun 9.30am-3.30pm. Showground Events Centre. Adults $5, under-12s free.
15th-17th: Hawke's Bay Home & Garden Show - Napier
Meet Cat and Jeremy from The Block NZ, discover the latest ideas, and get expert advice. Fri and Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. McLean Park, Latham St. Adults $7, seniors $3.50 (Friday only), under-16s free.
16th: New Zealand Alpine Garden Combined Spring Show - Christchurch
Online prize, plenty of free parking, specialist plant sales. 1-4pm. Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St. $5 entry.
20th: Rhododendron Auckland Guest Speaker - Auckland
Come and enjoy and guest speaker presentation, with supper provided. 7.30pm. St. Aiden's Social Lounge, Remuera. Contact Robyn (09) 524 0241.
22nd-24th: Wellington Home & Garden Show - Wellington
Discover the latest ideas and get expert advice. Ask resident builder Peter Wolfkamp your home improvement questions. 10am-5pm. Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay. Adults $8, seniors $4 (Friday only), under-16s free.
22nd-24th: Tauranga Orchid Show - Tauranga
Enjoy displays of flowering plants, potting demonstrations, plants for sale, growing adice, and raffles. 10am-4pm. Tauranga Racecourse. Cameron Rd, Greerton. Entry $3, under-12s free. firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd-24th: Managing a House Cow - Tirau
Gain the skills and confidence needed to manage a cow. 7 Puketirau Rd. $250 per person, or $400 per couple. Bookings essential. Contact (07) 883 1898.
23rd-24th: National Daffodil Show - Nelson
Join the Brightwater Horticultural Society in celebrating daffodils. The show features plant, produce and cake stalls, floral art, raffles, and afternoon tea. Sat 1.30-4.30pm, Sun 9.30am-3.45pm. Hope Hall, Main Rd. Adults $4, children free. Contact (03) 526 8847.
23rd-24th: North Otago Horticultural and Orchid Societies Grand Spring Flower Show - Oamaru
The two societies are joining forces for this special event. Enjoy the best of spring's floral offerings. Sat 2-4pm, Sun 11.30am-4pm. Scottish Hall, Tyne St. Entry $3. Contact Reg (03) 434 5575.
24th: Pakaraka Farm Tour - Thames
Use this opportunity to see permaculture in action. 9am-noon. Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel Peninsula, $50. Bookings essential. www.pakarakafarm.co.nz
28th: Balclutha Flower Festival - Balclutha
Featuring floral art, daffodils, cut flowers, photography, children's sections, plants and bulb sales, raffles, and afternoon tea. 12-5pm. Balclutha War Memorial Hall, 4 Clyde St. Entry $3, children free. Contact Helen (03) 418 1083.
29th-1st: Nelson Home & Garden Show - Stoke
Meet Cat & Jeremy from The Block NZ, discover the latest ideas, and get expert advice. 10am-5pm. Saxton Stadium, 142 Saxton Rd East, Stoke. Adults $7, seniors $3.50 (Friday only), under-16s free.
30th: Alzheimer's South Canterbury Spring Glory Garden Walks - Timaru
Join the members of Alzheimer's South Canterbury on walks around several small Timaru gardens. 10am-4pm. Tickets $25, available from Community House, Fashion Focus and Shoebox Outlet. Gate sales available. Contact (03) 688 9888.
30th: Nelson Orchid Society Annual Show - Stoke
Featuring displays, potting demonstrations and sales tables. Stoke Primary School, Main Stoke Rd. Contact Gaile 027 818 1458.
30th: Kapiti Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show - Paraparaumu
Enjoy the flower show, plus plant sales, raffles, and afternoon tea (with a small charge). 12-4pm. Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St. Donation for admission. Contact Fay (04) 905 3525.
30th: Auckland Clivia Show - Auckland
9am-3pm. Auckland Botanical Gardens, 102 Hill Rd.
30th: Manawatu Orchid Society Spring Show - Palmerston North
Enjoy the orchid exhibits of this year's spring show, along with plant sales, raffles and refreshments. 10am-4pm. Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St. Contact (06) 358 3962.
21st: Canterbury Dahlia Circle and Christchurch Crysanthemum Circle Plant Sale - Christchurch
Plant sales and tubers will be for sale for $4 each or 3 for $10. 9am-noon. St. Peter's Church grounds, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton.
27th: Marsden Bay Garden Club Flower Show and Garden Ramble - Whangarei
Featuring stalls, refreshments and raffles. Fri noon-3.30pm, Sat 9am-2.30pm. Ruakaka Memorial Hall, Cnr Sandford Rd and SH1. Ramble $10, Sat 9am-2pm. Entry $2, children free. Tickets available at hall. Contact (09) 432 8068.
27th-29th: Auckland Better Home & Living Show: Auckland
Ask resident builder Peter Wolfkamp your home improvement questions. 10am-5pm. North Shore Events Centre, Glenfield. Adults $5, seniors $2.50 (Friday only), under-16s free. Find on Facebook: "Home and Garden Shows".
27th-5th: Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival - Taranaki
This 10-day event will be running at garden locations around the region. Entry $2. Contact (06) 752 7531.
28th: West Harbour Garden Trail - Dunedin
Tickets with maps for sale on the day, $15, ticket includes Devonshire tea. BBQ 11.30am-2pm. Home baking, plant and produce stalls and raffles. 11am-4.30pm. Emmanuel Church Hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay. Contact Shirley (03) 471 0690.
29th: Ohoka School Plant Sale - Christchurch
Over 15,000 plants for sale, starting at $2 and including hedging, natives, grasses, trees, perennials, edibles, and flower & vegetable seedlings. Bring a trailer! 10am-1pm. Ohoka School, Jacksons Rd, Ohoka. Free entry. Find on Facebook "Ohoka School Plant Sale".