Canterbury Horticultural Society has been organising tours for 20 years and has established a high reputation for their quality.

Garden tours are a popular activity of the society. They are often sold out as soon as they are announced. Tours are supported by the members of the society, but non-members are welcome.

The tour programmes are informative, inspiring and also a great deal of fun.

  • Wonderful garden holidays with carefully selected accommodation and comfortable coach travel.
  • Travel with a group with shared interests in nature, gardens and gardening. This is a great basis for making many new friends.
  • Pre tour familiarisation and informative get togethers.
  • Post tour reunions which are always looked forward to – as well as sharing those photographic memories.

Freda Hunter

Tour Manager and Guide
Freda has been planning and leading garden tours for the Canterbury Horticultual Society over the past twenty years. She has planned and escorted tours to Perth, Tasmania, Adelaide, Canada, Norfolk Island, Great Homes and Gardens of Britian, Autumn Colours of the USA abd Canada and tours throughout New Zealand.


Each tour has an exclusively planned itinerary with varies and interesting activities, which are of special interest to gardeners.


These may include travel, dinner, bed, breakfast, sightseeing and insurance. Each tour will have these detailed.
Optional Shuttle pick up service


Quality hotel/motel twin share basis, single available. Private facilities and TV

Quality Coaches

For your pleasure 4 star plus touring coaches with air conditioning. These are modern and comfortable.

Full Commentary

You will enjoy the coach driver and guide who will entertain and inform you with local knowledge, history etc…
Garden hosts will add to your pleasure with their knowledge.

For more information please contact Freda Hunter at the Canterbury Horticultural Office tel: (03) 366 937 or email:

For an up to date tour programme please see our Garden Tours

Booking Conditions