Get to know Michele Moore

Member of the Month

Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? My childhood was powerfully dominated by the magnificent Mt Ruapehu, under whose watchful eye I frequently sallied forth into the desert among the wild flowers and other intriguing alpine flora near Waiouru, often bringing home bags of botanical loot to pore over … Read More

From the President – September 2017

From the Board

Two wonderful talks last month have made my year First was Gwen Grelet at the last All About Gardening where she talked about soil and all the soil fungi that help our plants to grow. Science has moved on rapidly with smarter microscopes, photography and analysis of soil borne organisms. It was mind boggling to … Read More

Ōtākaro Orchard Planting Day


Due to a successful crowd-funding campaign which generated $60k the FRN organised the planting of fruit trees. President Alan Jolliffe demonstrated the correct planting technique, then a team of 150+ volunteers, including Mayor Lianne Dalziel (pictured above) and Regeneration Minister Hon Nicky Wagner, went about their business with relish!  

Hampton Court Flower Show

Recent Tours & Photos, Tours

A long awaited dream for Tour Manager Gail Scrivener
In July while most of you were experiencing Winter in NZ I was enjoying the warmth of Summer in the UK for the purpose to visit numerous famous castles, manors, and well-known gardens. Attending the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in the palace grounds has been a long-awaited dream and on the 4th July, it became reality for me.