Plant Forum, The Flower Garden

Spring would not be spring without Forsythia. Forsythias grow well in almost any garden soil and are very hardy. They do need a lot of sun to ensure they flower well in spring. Each spring the Forsythia is one of the first and most colour flowering shrubs to welcome the new growing season. Its bright … Read More

Pumpkin Maple Sour Cream Pie


Ingredients 375g cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin 3/4 cup plain flour 400g sweet short crust pastry Method Preheat the oven to 160C (fan bake) or 180C (normal bake), making sure the oven rack … Read More

Delicious Honey & Kiwi Slice


Delicious Honey & Kiwi Slice Now is the time to use up all those kiwifruits languishing in the fruit bowl! This delicious recipe has been tried and tested by a number of our members – we’re sure you will enjoy it. Base 1/2 Cup of Honey (we recommend manuka but any variety is fine) 150 … Read More

General Tour Information


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 … Read More