When & Where

The Kiosk
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
The first Wednesday of the Month
1pm - 3pm & 7pm - 9pm

Members: $5.00
non-members: $10.00
Tea, coffee and biscuits included


Garden Life 2022

Wednesday 7 September
1-3pm & 7-9pm

Wednesday 5 October
1-3pm & 7-9pm

Wednesday 2 November
1-3pm & 7-9pm

Wednesday 7 December
1-3pm & 7-9pm

Don't forget you can find a copy of Michael Coulter's Monthly Tips & Tasks here


 

Garden Life September

Wednesday 7 September
Afternoon: 1-3pm Evening: 7-9pm
Main Speaker: TBC

A last minute cancellation means we are yet to confirm our September speaker.

Mini Speaker: Southern Seed Exchange

The Southern Seed Exchange (SSE) are a charitable trust run by a small team of volunteers based in Christchurch. They facilitate the exchange of seeds between gardeners by receiving seeds from seed saving gardeners (guardians) and producing online seed lists for members. They encourage members to become seed guardians to ensure the ongoing supply of seed.

SSE is interested in local cultivars (cultivars which have adapted to their locality), occasionally finding seed saved by individuals for years and years. They are also interested in lesser known nutritious food plants. They focus on the temperate and cool mountain climate zones of New Zealand.

Most of the seed on their seed lists would be classified as local cultivars, and some as heritage or heirloom cultivars, seed that is no longer available commercially, some of which have been saved in a family for a number of generations. 

They supply seed in small portions to members (about the amount of a typical packet of seed from a retail garden centre) but don't supply commercial growers or sell seeds to non-members.

Twice a year the SSE hold seed swaps in Spring and Autumn which are open to the public.


The Kiosk
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
(Just over the footbridge - Armagh Street carpark). 

$5 (non-members: $10)
Tea, coffee and biscuits included