Container Gardening

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A small group of members attended the Container Gardening workshop held on a very wet Saturday morning. It certainly wasn’t a day to be outside gardening but by the end of the session the participants left with a boot load of plants and seeds planted in containers. Dave Adams demonstrated how to plant seeds and … Read More

Dalkeith Look & Learn

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A showcase of late Spring colour at its best Wednesday 21 October Cost: $20 ($2 car pool) Includes afternoon tea Depart 1pm: Horncastle Arena (please report at 12.45pm) Bookings: CHS tel: 366 6937  Email: office@chsgardens.co.nz Download the flier and booking form  

Dalkeith Look & Learn – half day tour

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A Showcase of late Spring Colour at its Best Wednesday 21 October Cost: $20 ($2 car pool)  Includes afternoon tea Depart: 1pm Horncastle Arena (please report at 12.45pm) Bookings: CHS tel: 366 6937  Email: office@chsgardens.co.nz Download the brochure here

Winter Speaker Series – In Review

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The 2015 Winter Speaker Series had an excellent start with a fascinating talk by Aaron Russ, General Manager of Wild Earth Travel. Describing himself as a zoologist cum geologist turned botanist and eco tourist Aaron explained that travelling south from New Zealand is equivalent to gaining height in terms of flora survival. He took us … Read More

Margaret Watling demonstration features innovation & flair

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Geraldine-based floral artists Gislinde Folkerts and Annette Waller demonstrated their creativity and flair to over 200 well-dressed guests in the Horticultural Centre. Enhanced by wine, music and a walk-though of the creations by assistants Sarah Folkerts and Polly Hill, the demonstration of “floral designs for that special occasion” was well received by the audience. Congratulations … Read More

Floral Extravaganza – Fantastic Prizes for Best Dressed!

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A 2-night stay in the unique self-contained Lake Hawea Bellbird cottage is on offer to both the Best Dressed Man & Best Dressed Woman at the Margaret Margaret Watling Memorial Demonstration. A wonderful prize valued at over $600!  conditions apply Floral Extravaganza has a theme of ‘Floral Designs for that Special Occasion’ and takes place 7.30pm … Read More

Mid-Winter Luncheon

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Saturday 13 June 2015 – Visions on Campus

Speaker Announced – Da’Vella Gore. Da’Vella is an established New Zealand artist and popular teacher for Art Societies throughout New Zealand. She exhibits widely, carries out speaking engagements throughout the country, and is a marriage celebrant.
We are delighted to welcome Da’Vella as our speaker.

Tickets: $30 per person CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Margaret Watling Memorial Demonstration

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7.30pm Wednesday 20 May, CHS Centre

Floral Designs for that Special Occasion
Created for you by international designers, Gislinde Folkerts & Annette Waller

Tickets: $25 ($20 early bird sales before Mon 1 May) includes light refreshments. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Suncheon Would-Be Korean “Garden City”

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In late February the CHS represented by President Elizabeth Peacock, Vice-President Alan Jolliffe and Honorary Life member Michael Coulter hosted a delegation from Suncheon, a city of approximately 300,000 in South Korea located in the Jeollanam region. The delegation led by Professor Jongsang Sung from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Seoul National University comprised … Read More