Melbourne Revisited

Recent Tours & Photos

Gail Scrivener chats about the latest CHS tour to flower-filled Melbourne The Melbourne Flower Show was a wonderful and most enjoyable experience for all 28 tour participants. Set in the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, we were treated to a feast of colourful exhibits and landscape design that did not dissapoint. These displays … Read More

Floral Extravaganza – Media Release

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE From: Canterbury Horticultural Society Date: 28 April 2015 Floral Extravaganza – an evening of inspiring floral art and design Expert floral designer Gislinde Folkerts with her contemporary Annette Waller have combined their talents to present the 2015 Margaret Watling Demonstration at the Canterbury Horticultural Society on Wednesday 20 May. A passionate Cantabrian floral … Read More

Get to know Lesley Clouston

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Wellington but spent all my school days in Hastings. I lived in Auckland at various times, did the big OE and came to Christchurch 40 odd years ago. Where do you live now and with whom? I live … Read More

Floral Extravaganza – Fantastic Prizes for Best Dressed!


A 2-night stay in the unique self-contained Lake Hawea Bellbird cottage is on offer to both the Best Dressed Man & Best Dressed Woman at the Margaret Margaret Watling Memorial Demonstration. A wonderful prize valued at over $600!  conditions apply Floral Extravaganza has a theme of ‘Floral Designs for that Special Occasion’ and takes place 7.30pm … Read More

From the President

From the Board

To have a Society we need members of all ages. To make it function we need Volunteers. Volunteering is the surest way to make friends. The annual garage sale is a prime example for all of this. Started 17 years ago and developed to its current state of efficiency we need to especially thank Ruth … Read More

Mid-Winter Luncheon


Saturday 13 June 2015 – Visions on Campus

Speaker Announced – Da’Vella Gore. Da’Vella is an established New Zealand artist and popular teacher for Art Societies throughout New Zealand. She exhibits widely, carries out speaking engagements throughout the country, and is a marriage celebrant.
We are delighted to welcome Da’Vella as our speaker.

Tickets: $30 per person CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Margaret Watling Memorial Demonstration


7.30pm Wednesday 20 May, CHS Centre

Floral Designs for that Special Occasion
Created for you by international designers, Gislinde Folkerts & Annette Waller

Tickets: $25 ($20 early bird sales before Mon 1 May) includes light refreshments. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Growing Roses

Recent Tours & Photos

This tour will unveil the many facets of rose growing – from fresh made cuttings to full grown bushes.