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Sunday April 7: Crash Course in Container Gardening, 10am–1pm, $42. Learn everything you need to get started and keep your containers going beautifully. Learn about containers, planters, plants, soil, pests, composting with tutor Paul Crowhurst. Selwyn Community Education, Kohimarama, Auckland. firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 521 9623.
Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13: Bay of Plenty Orchid Show. 10am–4pm, Te Puke War Memorial Hall, Jellicoe Street. Entry $3 adults, children free. Orchid and other plants for sale. Specialty stalls. Great raffles. All welcome. Contact: Faye Disprose, secretary email@example.com
Sunday April 14: Palm & Cycad Society of NZ annual Palm Sunday Sale, 10am–4pm, free entry, Landsendt Gardens, 108 Parker Road, Oratia, Auckland. Great range of palms, cycads & subtropicals. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday April 21: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 9am–3pm, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 4km north of Kaukapakapa, Entry $15 per person, $35 per family (up to 3 children), seniors $10. Contact email@example.com or 09 420 5655.
Wednesday May 1 and Thursday May 2: Waikato Chrysanthemum Society Regional Show, 10am-4pm, Hamilton Gardens Complex, Cobham Drive, Hamilton. Free Admission, raffles and stalls. Contact. 07 8434485.
Wednesday May 22: Pruning, 7–9 pm plus practical session 10am–12pm Saturday 24 May, $52. Discover how to correctly prune fruit trees and ornamental bushes for maximum productivity with Paul Crowhurst. Selwyn Community Education, Kohimarama, Auckland. firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 521 9623.
Saturday 15: The Auckland Herb Society Winter Seminar, 1pm to 4.30pm, Horticulture Centre, 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland. Andrina Eyles from La Carravana Sacred Plant Medicine will demonstrate Botanical Distilling. Sandesh Heinicke from Mana Soul Food heals with herbs and touch and she makes all her own organic native herbal products. All Welcome. Members $5 Visitors $10. Afternoon tea supplied, trading table and plant sales available. Contact: Kirstie 027 416 1047
Wednesday June 19, Rhododendron Auckland invites you to come and enjoy a film about lovely gardens in Britain with narrator Alan Titchmarsh. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. 1.30pm at St Aidan's Social Lounge, Ascot Ave, Remuera. Contact Robyn 09 524 0241
Saturday June 29: Introduction to Permaculture, 10am-2pm, $49. Come to this workshop for an introduction to permaculture and how to apply the principles to your garden with Paul Crowhurst. Selwyn Community Education, Kohimarama, Auckland email@example.com 09 521 9623
July 17, Rhododendron Auckland invites you to come and enjoy a talk by historian/archeologist Dave Veart about traditional Maori gardening. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. 1.30pm at St Aidan's Social Lounge, Ascot Ave, Remuera. Contact Robyn 09 524 0241