Strawberry & Beet Salad


Ingredients 5 small beets (raw, tops removed) 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 400g strawberries 100g feta Rocket or salad greens 100ml balsamic vinegar 1 Tbs honey Boil the beets until they are tender when you stick them with a knife. Let them cool down then remove the skins and cut into quarters. In a heated pan, … Read More

From the President – February 2015

From the Board

Welcome to 2015. The Board face many challenges this year as we strive to provide value and excellence in horticulture for our members. There are many hard decisions to be made for the future growth of our Society and we ask for whole-hearted support from you all as we face some very exciting changes, beginning … Read More

Trees for Bees

Fruit & Vegetables, News & Events, The Flower Garden

Smart planting for healthy bees  Why Are Bees Important? Imagine a world without strawberries, kiwifruit, apples, nuts, coffee, chocolate or even denim jeans! And that’s only the beginning. One mouthful in three and nearly ¾ of the diversity of our daily food is directly attributed to Bee pollination. Billions of dollars in NZ export earnings depend … Read More

Get to know Amanda Clifford

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Dallington, Christchurch and have lived in that area all my life apart from 3 years living in the UK What aroused your interest in gardening or horticulture? My grandparents and parents have always gardened. At primary school I … Read More