Get to know Phil & Linda Ducker

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? Phil was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire in the middle of the Second World War blitz on Sheffield. He spent his childhood living in the town centre in a terraced house that had no garden. His wife Linda was born in Willersley Castle, … Read More

CHS Sponsors Otakaro Orchard Project


Support the Givealittle campaign 30 April – 8 May Ōtākaro Orchard – Community Garden and Urban Food Hub – is intended to be a public space that produces food, hosts a social enterprise cafe, multiple event spaces and abundant opportunities for education. The vision is for a place where both locals and tourists gain knowledge … Read More

Edible Awards Announced


The 2016 Shirley-Papanui Edible Garden Awards function attracted 65 guests, 48 of which were nominees, and friends and families of the nominees. The remainder were elected members, CHS judges (Michael Coulter and Neiel Drain) and presenters, members of the CHS and Council staff. A student photographer and tutor from Papanui High school also attended. The … Read More

Generations team up to help redefine New Zealand’s Garden City

Media Releases

      Media Release 26 April 2016 Christchurch’s oldest gardening organisation is teaming up with its newest to help reinvent New Zealand’s Garden City. The Canterbury Horticultural Society (CHS) is lending its weight to Ōtākaro Orchard, Christchurch’s landmark new $5M urban garden project. CHS has expressed interest in being the anchor tenant of the … Read More

Autumn Garden Show Media Release

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE From: Canterbury Horticultural Society Date: 7 April 2016 Celebrate the wonders of Autumn this year at the Autumn Garden Show, a showcase of vibrant flowers and plants, from alpines to bonsai. A joint effort by the Canterbury Horticultural Society and Christchurch City Council Botanic Gardens, the show takes place on Saturday 30 April … Read More