A La Fois – tour preview

Short & Long Breaks, Tours

A six acre block, once covered in gorse and scrub, has given Terry and Margaretha Graham plenty of room to garden. Every attempt has been made to use and enhance the existing land form.  Judicious plantings of natives and exotics have been chosen for their form and foliage to create pleasing and interesting vistas. A … Read More

Get to know Allan Paterson

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Balclutha, South Otago. My parents had a sheep, beef and forestry property. Where do you live now? I now live in Sumner, part-time, which has allowed me to enjoy the plant species that of area. Both the introduced … Read More

M J Barnett Memorial Lecture 2016

News, Winter Speaker Series

Lynley Hayes, leader of Landcare Research’s Biodiversity and Conservation team gave an information-packed address as befits this prestigious lecture in memory of MJ Barnett, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished horticulturalists and CHS Board member for 35 years. Lynley first revealed some staggering statistical facts: Since 1769 at least 25,000 exotic species have been introduced … Read More