Garden Life July


Main Speaker: Michael Brown
Rose Pruning Demonstration

Wednesday 3 July 1pm

A passionate plantsman with extensive experience in growing and hybridizing roses, as president of the Canterbury Rose Society, Michael showcased his expertise nationally as a competitor and judge. Now retired, he creates new blooms on his 1-hectare property in Loburn. Michael will conduct a live pruning demonstration for bush and miniature plants.

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

Roses: Plant of the Month

Roses: Plant of the Month

May 28, 2024

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz     Roses This month Portstone have supplied this excellent Rose Care Guide. Click on the image to download the PDF Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% … Read More

Citrus: Plant of the Month

Citrus: Plant of the Month

April 29, 2024

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz   Citrus (lemons, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, limes, and kumquats) are ideal for growing at home in the garden or in pots. They do best in a warm, sunny position sheltered from the wind and frost. … Read More

Blueberries: Plant of the Month

Blueberries: Plant of the Month

March 26, 2024

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz   Although it’s the end of the season for Blueberries, some varieties such as Pink Icing and Tifblue put on a lovely display of autumnal colours, providing interesting landscapes in the form of hedges or … Read More

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – June 2024

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – June 2024

May 21, 2024

This year, Winter has arrived earlier than usual with frosty days and snow in May. Although we haven’t had the usual amount of rain, it remains to be seen what the rest of the Winter will bring. I’ve prepared my chrysanthemums, begonias, and dahlias for Winter by either lifting them or moving their pots into … Read More

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – May 2024

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – May 2024

April 29, 2024

May is the cleanup month in the garden, as the leaves are nearing the end of falling and most of the summer-flowering perennials have finished. Spring bulbs need to be finished being planted, and dahlias and tuberous begonias can now be lifted for the Winter. Lawns are still growing, and good weed and moss control … Read More

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – April 2024

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – April 2024

March 26, 2024

Autumn is a bustling season in the garden, marked this year by noticeable daytime temperature drops in March. Despite morning dews, rainfall remains scarce, leaving soil moisture notably low. This month is prime for lawn renovation in preparation for winter. Feeding, weed spraying, top dressing, and resowing yield optimal results while the soil remains warm … Read More

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.

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

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

Visit


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