Interactive Horticultural Workshop

Events, News

Great enthusiasm for hypertufa! It was a mild sunny morning on Saturday 10 October when 12 willing participants arrived at Magic Moss in Truro Street, Sumner carrying rubber gloves, gumboots and boxes of varying shapes and sizes. They were warmly welcomed by Allan who introduced Tim, his partner at Magic Moss, and Doug who was … Read More

Monthly Tips & Tasks – November 2015

Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Monthly Tips & Tasks, New Zealand Natives, Plant Forum, Resources, Summer Gardening, The Flower Garden, This Month in the Garden, Trees & Shrubs

From Michael Coulter November is one of the really busy times in the garden as it is the end of Spring and the start of Summer. With the warmer and longer days plants and weeds grow at a very rapid rate as do many of the pests and diseases that will attack them. The weather … Read More

A Generous Benefactor & Lover of Gardening

From the Board, News

In March this year we were advised by Perpetual Guardian that the CHS was one of a number of beneficiaries of the estate of Audrey Valmai Batchelor. Other charities to benefit were Salvation Army, World Vision, Orana Wildlife Trust, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society et al, a total of 12 charities in all. The … Read More

WOW World of Wearable Arts Tour

Recent Tours & Photos

See the tour photo album here All of the participants of our October Wearable Arts Short Break returned a little tired after an unforgettable three days full of highlights. Friday saw our early arrival and start to our trip in Wellington and our first visit of the day was a preferential entry to Te Papa … Read More

From the President – November 2015

From the Board

Over the last 4 days I have been in both Auckland and Whangarei. The Auckland University grounds provided a wonderful collection of plants many well labelled and very well managed and maintained. Other public gardens and plots were also looking very nice. Here in Whangarei we visited the Quarry Gardens where a great variety of … Read More

Get to know Michael Coulter

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born and raised in Christchurch, the middle child of five. Where do you live now and with whom? I live in Saint Albans, an older area of Christchurch which I really love. My wife Susan and I have been married … Read More