Membership is valid for one year from time of purchase.

The Society’s comprehensive membership programme is bookended by Garden Life, a two hour programme of information, speakers, gardening tips and Q & A. It is held on the first Wednesday of the month 1pm-3pm and repeated in the evening 7pm-9pm. $5 Members, $10 Non-Members, The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

We also have Affiliate, Garden Register and Garden Club Membership rates available. If you think you qualify please contact us.

Have green fingered tamariki in the whanau? Add a free Junior Membership for under 18's!



Our membership also includes, a register of open gardens to visit, education courses, interactive horticulture workshops, walking groups and providing advice to gardeners.

The Society also has a number of specialist circles, over fifty Garden Clubs and many affiliated groups.

Improve your fruit and vegetable knowledge!

As a member you can join any of our specialist groups. Come along to the Fruit & Vegetable Circle and enhance your home edibles! They meet monthly at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday evening of the month. Admission is free to CHS members but bring some gold coins for the raffle and sales table! Find out more

Try some Floral Design

Ready to balance line, colour and space? Brave enough to trim and snip? Why not have a go at Floral Design. Our designers not only have a lot of fun but make gorgeous creations too.

Meetings take place once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm

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The Chrysanthemum Circle is a small yet passionate group of growers, dedicated to these unique blooms.  They meet on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm. Free to CHS Members.

Find out more about the Chrysanthemum Circle


A number of local retailers offer discounts to CHS members when you present your current membership card. The following organisations offer discount to CHS members when you present your current membership card:

Discounts are also available at plant sales run by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, all you need to do is present your membership card. Keep an eye on our Facebook event feed for the next sale!
Members also receive up to 30% off all CHS courses and workshops.