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Our Flagship Gardening Programme.
Held twice a month starting with the first Monday evening of the month
7pm-9pm followed by the Tuesday morning
9.45am – 11.45am

The Kiosk
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
CHS Members: $5, non-members: $10
Tea, coffee and biscuits included. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST PROGRAMME

Quiz Night


7pm Wednesday 12 June
Canterbury Horticultural Centre PC Browne Room

Enter in teams or make up a team on the night. Entry forms available from the CHS Office
It is said that you use 680Kj of energy when you laugh for 15 minutes. You stand to use 1300Kj on the night!
Which Team, Club or Society can topple the current Champions?

Monthly Tips & Tasks March 2012

Garden Life, This Month in the Garden

MARCH ALL ABOUT GARDENING With Michael Coulter ‘Autumn  has come a bit early’, said Michael.  Rainfall has been above average  BUT sunshine hours are about 45 hours below average.    Temperatures  have  been between 18 and 22 degrees. ‘Things have been growing pretty well considering the imposed water restrictions’ ‘Now is harvesting time and time to … Read More

White Heron West Coast Tour Report & Photos

Recent Tours & Photos, Tours

Although atrocious weather conditions greeted the White Heron tour group in Whataroa, spirits could not be dampened! A quick shuffle of the programme due to river flooding meant we started the tour with the stunning Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers where we were delighted to see the green orchid in flower. By day two the … Read More

The Green Grocer’s Rhubarb Cake with Streusel Topping


There is a small cafe/health food store in Kumeu called The Green Grocer. They make a divine Rhubarb Cake. Ingredients 125g butter 1 ½ cups lightly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups plain flour 1 tspn baking soda 1 cup sour cream 2 cups diced rhubarb Streusel Topping ingredients 1/4 cup sugar … Read More