Get to know Byron Clark

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born here in Christchurch and grew up in Papanui. Where do you live now and with whom? Today I live in Mairehau with my partner, our three flatmates, two cats, two chickens and a Flemish Giant rabbit. What aroused your … Read More

Get to know Leonie Jackson

Get to know Leonie Jackson

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Christchurch and spent all my childhood here. Apart from a few years away travelling and working, this city has always been home to me. Where do you live now and with whom? I live in Avonhead with my … Read More

Get to know Ruth Bird

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Leeston and spent my early childhood on a farm at Lakeside. I boarded in Christchurch for secondary school. Where do you live now and with whom? My husband and I moved to Christchurch in 1970 from Greymouth. We … Read More

Get to Know Sandi MacRae

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? Having been born and brought up in Christchurch at Mum and Dad’s nursery, Woodland Nursery in Harewood Road, I call Christchurch home. Where do you live now and with whom? I still live here and have 1000+ bees as company in the … Read More

Get to know Lesley Clouston

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Wellington but spent all my school days in Hastings. I lived in Auckland at various times, did the big OE and came to Christchurch 40 odd years ago. Where do you live now and with whom? I live … Read More

Get to know Helen Bain

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Member of the Month – Helen Bain Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Balclutha but grew up in Owaka in the Catlins where my father owned the local garage. Where do you live now and with whom? I’ve lived in Christchurch since 1958 when … Read More

Get to know Bob Henderson

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Member of the Month – Bob Henderson Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? Born in Greymouth grew up in Blaketown by the sea. Where do you live now and with whom? In Bishopdale with my wife Merilyn. What aroused your interest in gardening or horticulture? My Father always … Read More

Get to know Amanda Clifford

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Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Dallington, Christchurch and have lived in that area all my life apart from 3 years living in the UK What aroused your interest in gardening or horticulture? My grandparents and parents have always gardened. At primary school I … Read More

CHS Ramblers

CHS Ramblers

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Ramblers – getting to know your City The CHS Ramblers, with our knowledgeable leaders Warwick Scadden and Elizabeth Peacock explore many of our city’s picturesque localities taking in areas of special horticultural interest. Inquiries to CHS Office tel: 366 6937   Ramblers 2014 Programme All walks commence at 9.30am Download the Printable Brochure April 22nd  Riccarton Bush Meet … Read More

Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Networks are important for institutions to be involved with, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens are members of several professional organisations. The Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc (BGANZ) is the principal body representing the interests of botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand. The aims of BGANZ include: Providing a forum for information exchange … Read More