Floral Design Group

Learn Ikebana with our floral designers

Fruit & Vegetable Group

Love your Edibles? Find out more about our monthly fruit and veg meetings.

Chrysanthemum Group

Learn all about Growing Chrysanthemums with this passionate CHS Member Group

Garden Life May

Kate Gislason -  A Life Without Waste

Wednesday 1 May 1pm and 5.30pm

Kate is the founder of Without Waste, a pioneering company specialising in waste reduction solutions for events and businesses. Kate will share her wealth of knowledge on recycling practices and more.

Mini Speaker - David Adams & Anne Gane
Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards

View the programme on the Garden Life Page
$5 ($10 Non-Members)

Balcony Dwellers

Embark on a journey of sustainable cultivation from the comfort of your balcony!

Get ready to transform your compact living area into a thriving haven of sustainable growth. With a focus on environmentally conscious practices, you'll cultivate your own greens, herbs and fruit, making the most of every cm of your outdoor sanctuary.

Monthly, third Saturday of the Month at Ōtakaro Orchard 10am – 12pm

$20 ($25 Non-Members) Book Now

Bot Tots

Bring your little one to the Kiosk for some fun gardening and nature themed activities

Mondays 10am - 11.30am (term time only)

Join Kate Gislason, our new Bot Tots facilitator for a range of events in March.
Drop-in anytime from 10am on Mondays.

$2 koha per preschooler
Click here to find out more and to keep abreast of the ongoing programme.

Chrysanthemum Competition

Experience the splendor of these magnificent blooms up close at The Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April 10am - 4pm

Engage with the growers and gain inspiration to cultivate your own Chrysanthemums at home!

Chrysanthemum Show

Orchards in Schools

Join the Orchards in Schools whanau in 2024

This important legacy project fosters children's understanding of cultivating their own food and is a source of pride for the Society

We will be establishing new orchards from June and welcome new schools within Christchurch city.

Contact orchards@chsgardens.co.nz for application details.

Annual Membership

Members receive up to 30% 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.

Purchase a CHS membership from $60

Hessian Tote Bag

Practical & Stylish

This strong hessian tote bag is perfect for carrying plants or groceries. It features an iconic harakeke frond and was designed to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of Canterbury Horticultural Society. The last few of this limited run are now available at a discounted price.

Was $15 now $8.50
Buy now

Hemp Tea Towel

Commemorative & Beautiful

This beautiful hemp tea towel featuring an iconic manuka frond marked the 160th Anniversary of Canterbury Horticultural Society. The last few of this limited run are now available at a discounted price.

Was $30 now $18
Buy now


Find us at The Kiosk

Canterbury Horticultural Society is located in The Kiosk in the heart of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (see a map).
Our Summer hours are 10am-4pm 7 days a week.

Check our Facebook page opposite for events and notices about what's 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