Winter Rambles A misty day greeted ten Ramblers on the 23rd of June. Starting from The Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens where nature had created interesting sculptures in the shrubbery the group continued along Armagh St rambling along to Victoria Square. A bleak looking area on a not so nice day in Winter. A Weeping … Read More
My friend Joan Leary and I have been Kiosk volunteers since the inception. Most people are rostered on once a month but we come every second Monday and we really look forward to It. We are on the morning shift from 10am-1pm and the time goes really fast. We see the seasons gradually change as … Read More
Listen to the latest podcast of “Green Thumbs in Canterbury – Out & About with the Canterbury Horticultural Society”
CHS Vice President Ray King along with Annette Hill chat live on Plains FM 96.9 on the second Monday of every month 9 – 9.30am for Canterbury through the Seasons.
2018 Results The Oderings School Gardens Show is presented by the Canterbury Horticultural Society. The theme for the 4th show was “Into the Future” and it was amazing to see how many different interpretations of the theme there were. The standard of the 11 garden exhibits from the participating schools was extremely high and the judges were … Read More
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
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!
It goes without saying that the best gardens are the result of tremendous planning, care, and skill. Although they are sometimes viewed as purely aesthetic, gardens have for many centuries been foundational to the health, beauty, sustainability, and the very identity of our cities. They are vivid sources of inspiration, coral reefs for community, and … Read More
T-Rex Begonia Ruby Slippers What a great show again this year for the Oderings School Garden Competition. We love having the opportunity to help encourage the gardeners of our future, and what a stella job they did again this year. Say goodbye to a muted space of green houseplants and say hello to colour with … Read More
Thank you to all our participating students, teachers and support crew at this years Oderings School Gardens Show. What wonderful interpretations of this charming theme, Once upon a time…
Congratulations to Sockburn School (seen here) on winning the People’s Choice Award and to St Albans Catholic School on winning the School’s Choice Award.
I love the non-stop flower power which Calibrachoas have to offer. They start flowering from early Spring, and with a little haircut in early Summer they come away with even more flushes of flowers which will continue until frosts. These callies are perennials, and as long as they don’t get too wet in Winter, they … Read More