‘Enua Mai Plants of the Pacific

Blog, Events, News, News & Events, Winter Gardening

‘Enua Mai Plants of the Pacific Trail

Voyage through the Botanic Gardens and discover the plants of the Pacific Islands. Learn about tropical food plants such as coconut and taro and try your hand at making Tongan ngatu patterns, make a vaka model and more on this self-guided discovery trail.

Collect your free trail brochure from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre or the Kiosk. Please bring your own pencil or pen for activities.

National Chrysanthemum Show 2021

Autumn Gardening, Events, News & Events, The Flower Garden

This month is the transition from summer to autumn and a very busy time in the garden. Nights are cooler and morning dew is on the grass. 

Pip fruit harvest time is here with apples and pears at their very best. Choose only the very best, sound fruit for storage over the winter and the second quality fruit for now, or to make into sauces or jelly.

Papanui-Innes Results 2018

Edible Garden Awards, Events, Fruit & Vegetables

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2018 Edible Garden Awards. The CHS partnered with the CCC to presented these awards at a special ceremony on Thursday 22 March at the Chapel Street Centre. [one_half] Those who gained special recognition include: Best Gardens Residential House: Ann Powley, Shirley Residential Unit: James Cumming, Redwood Community Gardens Best … Read More

Buy Sell Exchange! Car Boot Sale


We look forward to seeing our members later this month at our inaugural Car Boot Sale. There are plenty of car spaces available, simply drive, park then open your boot and begin to bargain! Saturday 25 March at the Christchurch Bridge Club Car Park. CLICK HERE for more details

Growing Undercover at Christchurch Botanic Gardens


Expert curator Louise Young and Freelance sustainability educator Rhys Taylor introduce you to the world of undercover growing and the benefits of year-long crops. You’ll enjoy a hands-on demonstration of creating a cloche (French for bell) followed by a special tour of the Curator’s House garden, with a taster of seasonal tapas from renowned restaurateur … Read More

Interactive Horticultural Workshop

Events, News

Great enthusiasm for hypertufa! It was a mild sunny morning on Saturday 10 October when 12 willing participants arrived at Magic Moss in Truro Street, Sumner carrying rubber gloves, gumboots and boxes of varying shapes and sizes. They were warmly welcomed by Allan who introduced Tim, his partner at Magic Moss, and Doug who was … Read More

Christchurch 360 Trail


A 130km Walking/Biking/Running trail that circles Christchurch.

The Christchurch 360 trail showcases and interprets the rich array of natural, landscape, seascape and cultural features of the city that have previously been hidden. The Trail is being launched as part of the The Breeze Walking Festival. Colin Meurk will start a walk of the entire 135km circuit on Saturday 3 October after a celebratory opening event in Wetlands Grove, Bexley.
On Sunday 4 October (in association with the Breeze Walking Festival), there will be guided walks of parts of 3 of the legs. Rotary clubs will be hosting BBQs at the finishing locations of these guided walks.