‘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.
July is better spent indoors and is certainly not the time to undertake any big outdoor projects! The recent rain will recharge the ground water, hopefully we’ll continue to get more before the spring work starts.
As the ground is now very wet it’s important to avoid digging or planting until the moisture in the soil dries out a little. This prevents damaging the structure of the soil.
April is the real month of autumn when the trees put on their spectacle of coloured leaves. Although we are approaching the end of the growing season for summer fruit, vegetables and flowers, we still have time to prepare the ground for the autumn planting of trees and shrubs.
This is a busy month for bulb planting and for winter annuals such as pansies, violas, polyanthus, primulas, wall flowers, forget-me-nots and poppies.
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.
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
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Canterbury Horticultural Society Inc., will be held in The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens 7.30pm Monday 18 March 2019
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