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April 2019


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. 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

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:

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 or 09 420 5655.

May 2019


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. or 09 521 9623.


June 2019


Wednessday 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 09 521 9623