Winter Speaker Series – In Review

Archive, Winter Speaker Series

The 2015 Winter Speaker Series had an excellent start with a fascinating talk by Aaron Russ, General Manager of Wild Earth Travel. Describing himself as a zoologist cum geologist turned botanist and eco tourist Aaron explained that travelling south from New Zealand is equivalent to gaining height in terms of flora survival. He took us … Read More

Margaret Watling demonstration features innovation & flair

Archive, Recent Photos

Geraldine-based floral artists Gislinde Folkerts and Annette Waller demonstrated their creativity and flair to over 200 well-dressed guests in the Horticultural Centre. Enhanced by wine, music and a walk-though of the creations by assistants Sarah Folkerts and Polly Hill, the demonstration of “floral designs for that special occasion” was well received by the audience. Congratulations … Read More

From the President – June 2015

From the Board

I’m sure the 28 people who joined the Look & Learn session at Moffat’s Nursery will agree that it was a fascinating experience. For someone brought up in a family of Rosarians and at my age (21 Again?) I thought I knew about growing roses…. wrong!  Being taken through the enormous glass houses showed there … Read More

June 2015 Quiz Time Q & A

Quiz Time

How fast can you identify these plant places? Hibiscus Coast Palm Springs Coconut Grove Redwood Forest Lone Pine Sanctuary The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Get to Know Sandi MacRae

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? Having been born and brought up in Christchurch at Mum and Dad’s nursery, Woodland Nursery in Harewood Road, I call Christchurch home. Where do you live now and with whom? I still live here and have 1000+ bees as company in the … Read More

Orchards in Schools

Junior Gardeners, News

In recent newsletters we have featured the Orchards in Schools project in which project managers Michael Tennant and Sasha Goburdhone established fruit and berry orchards in five Christchurch schools last year. That was the “easy” bit. The schools have confirmed that they need help to maintain the orchards and so with your help we’re about to implement a three tier support programme. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

World of WearableArt Awards Show

Short & Long Breaks

Includes a visit to Ruth Pretty’s with demonstration and gourmet lunch, Government House & Grounds Tour, A Reserve 2015 WOW Awards Show tickets & much more!

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