This series of workshops focused on the more specialist skills required to enhance your garden.

All workshops run from 10am – 12pm.


Admission prices

$10 non-members $5 Students
FREE to members

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Please make your purchase by selecting from the options to the right. Please keep your email receipt for use as admission ticket. Alternatively you can send a cheque with your selections clearly stated to Canterbury Horticulture Society, PO Box 369, Christchurch 8140. Please allow 5 working days for postage and cheque clearance.

Members please email the office to notify them if you are attending one of the workshops.






Dougal McEachen
Dougal was born in Christchurch and spent most of his early life as a writer in the advertising industry. Saw the error of his ways .. er .. discovered alternative income streams in the new millennium and stumbled into the world of compost worms. Today he operates Earthly Delights Ltd and quietly markets Tiger Worms across the nation . . spreads the good word at every opportunity . . and thoroughly enjoys the company of garden-folk of all kinds.

The Learning Outcomes for this workshop are:

  •  Start and grow a worm farm
  •  Jump-start and maintain the Tumbleweed Can-O-Worms
  •  Improve garden compost
  •  Improve garden soil
  •  Recycle organic wastes

This popular workshop took place in June. If you would like to register for the next Worm Farming workshop please email us on


Daphne O’Connell
Daphne O’Connell has enjoyed a 54 year career in dressmaking specialising for 34 years in wedding gowns. She holds a Certificate in Upholstery.

She was introduced to flax weaving by two well-known Ngai Tahu weavers Cath Brown and Reihana Parata and has been weaving at the Te Wananga of Aotearoa completing the Toi Paematua in Maori Art (Rananga). Daphne has made tukutuku panels, ketes, wharaki (mats), tatuas (belts), backpacks and wahakura (baby baskets).

Flax Weaving is currently on hold