Events

For a FREE garden events listing on this page please email: event name, date, start and finish times, brief outline, venue address, entry fee, and contact point or website to events@gardener.kiwi

August 2019

NORTH ISLAND

August 3 Auckland Tree Crops Plant and Traditional Craft Sale, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa, 9:30am-1pm. Many different types of fruit trees: heritage apples , sub-tropicals and unusual varieties.  Experts to answer questions, and give advice.Crafts including pottery and fabric crafts. Free entry and parking. Contact Kathrina 027 660 2921.

August 17 Let's Make A Bokashi Compost Bin, 9am–12pm, $60.  Bokashi is a composting system very suitable for the smaller home (even for those with only a balcony or patio garden). Leave this course with your very own bin and everything you need to get composting. The course fee includes all materials.  Selwyn Community Education, Kohimarama, Auckland. info@selwyncomed.school.nz or 09 521 9623.  

August  21 Rhododendron Auckland, Annual dinner at the Parnell Holy Trinity Cathedral, Monteith Room at 6.30 pm, followed by a talk by Mrs Kate Hillier Cook about UK gardens and the famous Hillier nursery.  All welcome.  For further details re cost, etc, phone Robyn 09 524-0241.

August 24-25 Eden Garden’s Annual Tulip Festival, 9am-3.30pm, Showcasing 16,000 flowering tulip bulbs. Great day out for the whole family with children's activities, gourmet BBQ, art exhibition, music, and much more! $12 for adults and $8 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are free. 24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023, Call: 09 638 8395, www.edengarden.co.nz

August 30-31 Orchid Show - Waitakere Orchid Club, 10am - 4pm both days, Kelston Community Centre, Glendene, Auckland, top of Waikumete Hill, cnr Gt. North Road & Awaroa Road. Biggest display of orchids and orchid traders in Auckland. Free entry. Buy direct from growers. Posy bowls for sale. Morning/afternoon tea/lunch available. www.facebook.com/WaitakereOrchidClub Phone: Glenys 09 835 1216

August 31 Hawera Horticultural Society, Spring Flower Show, Hawera Community Centre. Open to public 12.30-5pm.  Show entries open to all with classes for camellias, daffodils, cut flowers, shrubs, fruit and house plants. Contact Lyn 06 278 9182.

August 31-September 1 Titahi Bay Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, Paremata School, 43 Paremata Crescent, Porirua, Wellington, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 10am-3.30pm followed by prizegiving. Exhibits in daffodils, cut flowers, floral art, preserves, containers plants, trees and shrubs, camellias, fruit and vegetables, children’s classes. Sales table, cafe, children's activities, floral demonstration 2pm Sat and beach gleanings workshop 11am Sunday. $2 adults. www.titahibayhorticulturalsociety.com

SOUTH ISLAND

August 5 Canterbury Horticultural Society's All About Gardening with Ruud Kleinpaste, 7pm, The KIOSK, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (just over the footbridge from the Armagh St carpark) $5 members $10 non-members, Includes tea, coffee & biscuits.

 

September 2019

NORTH ISLAND

August 31-September 1 Titahi Bay Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, Paremata School, 43 Paremata Crescent, Porirua, Wellington, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 10am-3.30pm followed by prizegiving. Exhibits in daffodils, cut flowers, floral art, preserves, containers plants, trees and shrubs, camellias, fruit and vegetables, children’s classes. Sales table, cafe, children's activities, floral demonstration 2pm Sat and beach gleanings workshop 11am Sunday. $2 adults. www.titahibayhorticulturalsociety.com

September 6-7 Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society Spring Show, 9am-3pm, Orewa Community Centre, free entry, lots of orchids on show and a trading table with plants and posy bowls for sale. www.facebook.com/Hibiscus-Coast-Orchid-Society

September 7 Snells Beach Garden Circle annual Spring Show, 1-3.30pm. Mahurangi East Community Centre, Hamatana Road, Snells Beach, Auckland. Free Admission, Plant stall, raffles, afternoon teas. Enquiries to Garden Circle President and Show Convenor, Barbara 09 425 5371

September 13-14 Kerikeri Garden Club Annual Flower Show Friday 1.30-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, The Turner Centre, Cobham Road, Kerikeri,  plants and seedlings, trading table, raffles, great floral display all by local gardeners, children’s art and craft from local schools.Contact Anna 09 4078494

September 19-22 The 9th National Orchid Expo is being hosted in Palmerston North by the Orchid Council of New Zealand at CET Fly Palmy Arena. Judging takes place on Thursday 19 September, with the show open to the public from 10am on September 20-22. Most orchid societies throughout New Zealand and some commercial growers will be presenting glorious displays, and in addition a large number of sales tables will be offering plants and growing materials to the public. 

Invited expert speakers from Australia, Asia and New Zealand will give a series of lectures to Expo registrants, and will also present talks for the general public, about the latest in the cultivation and breeding of orchids. Registration forms are available at www.orchids.org.nz.

September  21 Rhododendron Auckland, Tour of some lovely private Stonefields gardens. All welcome. For further details, phone Robyn 09 524 0241.

September 29 Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens Lawns Workshop 9.30am-11.30am, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16 - 4km north of Kaukapakapa) $20, to book info@kaiparacoast.co.nz or 09 420 5655.

SOUTH ISLAND

September 14-15 NZ Alpine Garden Society Combined Spring Show with the Daffodil Circle, 1-5pm Sunday 15th 10-4pm, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Hargood St, Christchurch.  Plenty of free parking. Open to all comers, plants are displayed and judged. Specialist plant sales, $5 entry for adults, A meal with an entertaining speaker is held on Saturday evening at the Club Rooms. This year Dave Adams from the Daffodil Circle will entertain us with his spring trip round Minnesota, USA www.nzags.com/springshow

September 21 Brightwater Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show. 9am–3.15pm, Brightwater Hall. Plants, cakes and produce for sale. Food available all day. Entry $4, children free. Contact 03 528 7653 for enquiries and entries.

September 28-29 Timaru Horticultural Society Spring Show, Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru Sat 2-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Celebrating its 150th Anniversary, hosting the Alpine Energy S.I. National Daffodil Show along with cut flowers, floral art, alpines, bonsai, orchids and container plants. Plant sales table and free seeds. $4 entry for non members. Contact Maureen 03 6880640

October 2019

NORTH ISLAND

October 19 Rhododendron Auckland invites you to come and visit some lovely private gardens in Parnell.  All welcome.  Afternoon tea provided. For further details contact Robyn 09 524 0241.

October 12-13 Wellington Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show, Walter Nash Centre, 20/22 Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, 10am to 4pm both days.Orchids and accessories available. Contact Lois 04 235 8221.

SOUTH ISLAND

October 6 Ellesmere Spring Fling 11am-4pm, Broadfield Garden, 250 Selwyn Road, Christchurch.  Enjoy a relaxing day in David Hobbs' beautiful Broadfield Garden with entertainment, stalls, garden tours and more.  Proceeds to Community Care Lincoln. Adult $20, children free, from Eventfinda or Community Care ph (03) 325 2007

November 2019

NORTH ISLAND

November 8-17 Sculpture Northland, Whangarei. Showcasing over 100 artworks over 10 days; the sculptures lead visitors on a journey of discovery through the spectacular Whangarei Quarry Gardens. All sculptures for sale. Tickets at the gate. www.whangareigardens.org.nz/sculpture-northland 

November 9-10 Auckland Rose Society Annual Show, Sat 11am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-3pm, Selwyn Library, 10 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland (opposite the Holy Trinity Cathedral). Free entry. Contact Jannene 027 562 4320.

November 9-10 Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Rose Show 2019, Walter Nash Centre, 20 Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, 12 to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 3:30pm Sunday,  $3 (free for members and children), new exhibitors welcome. For further information phone Allison 0210 481485.

November 16-17 Waikato Rose Society National Spring Rose Show Top rose growers from all over the country gather and exhibit their roses at this prestigious event. All types of roses on display in competition, floral art classes, trade stands selling rose bushes and other associated items. More info: gare.family@xtra.co.nz

 

December 2019

SOUTH ISLAND

December 7-8 Celebrating the roses of a Victorian Cemetery, Sexton’s Cottage, Northern Cemetery, Dunedin. A Heritage Roses Otago event to celebrate the return of the heritage roses to the Dunedin Northern Cemetery. The event will include tours and presentations, entry is free, and it will occur rain or shine - there is no alternative date. More information: wylde.willow@xtra.co.nz>