Successful Seed Sowing
From seed to plant, and everything in between!
Learn the correct method for successful germination of seeds, then the careful technique of pricking out your seedlings and potting on healthy robust plantlets.
This 3 hour class is tutored by David Milne, a qualified horticulturalist from Scotland.
Wednesday 22 September 6 – 9pm at The Kiosk
All About Gardening September
This event is cancelled due to Covid-19
This month's All About Gardening kicks off a year long celebration of the 160th year of the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
Please see future Dates & Details
The Art of the Indoor Plant
Spring classes out now!
These concise evening classes provide a general understanding of houseplant health and maintenance with the opportunity to learn more in depth techniques including Kokedama, Terrariums and Propagation. All classes run on a Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.
- Beginners Propagation – 21 September
- Kokedama – 28 September
- Terrariums – 5 October
- General Indoor Plant Care – 12 October
Learn the principles of organic gardening in a five week, six session theory and practical course
Tutored by specialists from Lincoln University’s Organic College and Canterbury Permaculture Institute
Thursday Evenings 7-9pm23 September – 21 October 2021
Practical Workshop Sunday 17 October at Richmond Community Gardens
Garden Tools Maintenance
New date: Tuesday 19 October
Give your tools some love before the growing season starts
Geoff McMillan of Kiwiflora Nurseries will be demonstrating how to look after common hand tools, spades, shears and loppers.
Under Geoff’s guidance attendees can deconstruct and practice sharpening their own secateurs brought from home.
Wednesday 13 October 6-8pm
Create multiples of your favourite outdoor plants and turn your home garden into your very own garden centre. Share your abundance with friends, swap with neighbours or give away!
Learn how to take softwood cuttings to propagate a wide range of perennials and deciduous shrubs.
Take home an array of cuttings and the skills to increase your outdoor plant selection
Members receive 15 - 20% 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.
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.