When & Where
Held twice a month starting with the first Monday evening of the month
7pm-9pm followed by the Tuesday morning
9.45am - 11.45am
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Tea, coffee and biscuits included
Monday 3 | Tuesday 4
Monday 7 | Tuesday 8
Monday 5 | Tuesday 6
Monday 2 | Tuesday 3
Monday 7 | Tuesday 8
Don't forget you can find a copy of Michael Coulter's Monthly Tips & Tasks here
Join us at The Kiosk for a friendly meeting of like-minded gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts.
Every month the Canterbury Horticultural Society Events Committee secures an interesting speaker for the morning and evening meetings. This is followed by ‘Gardening Half Hour’, an informative session hosted by Michael Coulter.
All About Gardening September
Monday 7th at 7pm & Tuesday 8th at 9.45am
Mark Chandler - Ohinetahi Gardens
Mark will talk about Ohinetahi and the rebuild of the gardens post quake. He will also respond to the CHS Mission statement of "Connecting people to the art, science and practice of gardening and horticulture".
Afterwards Dave Adams will give a quick daffodil bulb refresher followed by a mini floral art demonstration with daffodils from Shirley Russ.
All About Gardening October
Monday 5th at 7pm & Tuesday 6th at 9.45am
Cornelia Holten - Korukai Herb Farm
Korukai produce a range of natural herbal products for general health and healing. They grow over 80 medicinal herbs and harvest and process 40 of them to be used for their products. www.korukai.co.nz
All About Gardening November
Monday 2nd at 7pm & Tuesday 3rd at 9.45am
Colin Meurk and Rachel Teen – Water Issues and Water Friendly Gardens.
Colin is the Honarary Botanist for the Canterbury Horticultural Society. His special interests are biogeography, ecological restoration and design, landscape dynamics, urban ecology, subantarctic islands and conservation biology. He has major involvements with community restoration projects in and around cities (Travis Wetland Trust President, Quail island Trust Board Member, Ernle Reserve restoration committee, Maronan kanuka restoration adviser), is a board member of The 50Degrees South Trust (Subantarctic Islands Research), Chairs the NZ Biodiversity Recording Network Trust (operating NatureWatch NZ which supports projects like: www.naturewatch.org.nz, and promotes integration of biodiversity within production landscapes – Greening Waipara and Te Ara Kakariki (green pathways across the Canterbury Plains).
He has received a Christchurch (NZ) Civic Award, Loder Cup, Old Blue Award (Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society) and Ecology-in-Action Award (NZ Ecological Society) in recognition of his applied conservation work – and recently he has been associated with A Green Ribbon Award for Travis Wetland and Golden Foot Award for the CHCH Great Perimeter Walkway concept – projects for which Colin was instrumental in getting off the ground. His indigenous pocket park design (Transitions) for the Landcare Research exhibit for the 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show won the supreme award for Horticultural Excellence. He is currently working on the inner city Avon precinct landscape design and is on various steering groups pushing ahead with the Avon-Otakaro green corridor, an eco-sanctuary concept, and the Christchurch Perimeter Walkway.
The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (just over the footbridge from Armagh St car park).
$5 members $10 non-members.
Includes tea, coffee & biscuits