Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Canterbury Horticultural Society Inc., (CHS) will be held in The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Thursday 12 August 2021 at 2.30pm. The reason being to present an updated constitution for Members' approval.

Ready for winter crafting?

Cosy up at The Kiosk for our intermediate Macramé class. There’ll be music, cups of tea and all you need to know to craft a wall hanging plant holder! These are not only a wonderfully looking craftwork to hang your trailing plants in but highly functional as they sit flat against the wall – perfect when you’re adding to the plant whanau.

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All About Gardening September

Join us at The Kiosk for a friendly meeting of like-minded gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts
Monday 6th 7pm & Tuesday 7th 9.30am

160th Anniversary Celebrations

This month's All About Gardening kicks off a year long celebration of the 160th year of the Canterbury Horticultural Society. We will be delving into the history of the club and it’s evolution through the years with stunning images and entertaining stories. Free to all members and with a special supper and morning tea.

Please see future Dates & Details

Part of Dr Barker’s panorama of Christchurch taken from tower of the Provincial Council Buildings. The view is south-east across Oxford Terrace and Gloucester Street. 1860.

2021 Membership

Members receive 15% off all courses and workshops and some amazing discounts from local retailers. We also have over 40 Garden Clubs and many affiliated groups to join.

This winter we have teamed up with Kiwi Gardener for a fabulous membership offer where new members can also receive 15% off a Kiwi Gardener subscription.

Purchase a CHS membership for as little as $20

The Art of the Indoor Plant

Cosy up at the Kiosk over Winter

These concise evening classes provide a general understanding of houseplant health and maintenance with the opportunity to learn more in depth techniques including propagation and the lost art of macramé.
Macramé: 10 August 

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Canterbury Horticultural Society is located in The Kiosk in the heart of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (see a map).
Our Summer hours are 10am-3pm 7 days a week.

Check the Facebook event listings opposite for what we have coming up or pop in for a chat or some gardening advice anytime.

Contact us by telephone (03) 366 6937

Or send an email to office@chsgardens.co.nz