The Canterbury Horticultural Society endeavours to partner and promote likeminded organisations throughout the Canterbury region. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer like-minded organisations the use of The Kiosk, in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, for workshops, displays and exhibits to promote your organisation to a wider audience.

The space is well equipped to present talks (as few or many as you like) and/or display material/content. Seating capacity is 80 comfortably theatre style.

Opening hours for The Kiosk are 10am to 3pm winter and 10 am to 4pm summer. It can be open longer if you choose.  You will need to be present and available during this time if you have an exhibit, to answer questions and discuss your exhibit/display with members of the public.

The Kiosk is FREE for you if there is no charge at the door. You are welcome to run raffles or other activities for fund raising. If you wish to charge and entry fee a small charge will have to be applied.

Facilities include:-

  • 85 inch Sony flat screen monitor and laptop
  • Internet and WIFI
  • Trestle tables 1800 x 750mm (8 No) 1200 x 600mm (6) and display boards.
  • Access for setting up can be the day before with pack out after 4pm or by arrangement.
  • If you want the display to be up longer, arrangements can be made depending on the size of the display and other bookings in The kiosk
  • Kitchen facilities – tea and coffee making

CHS would promote your event via digital media (website, facebook etc...) and the CHS online and print newsletter along with distribution of your own material via The Kiosk.

If you choose a weekend, The Friends of Christchurch Botanic Gardens volunteers are available at The Kiosk on Fridays and Sundays and they would need to be advised as they may wish to be at the front desk for daily visitors OR leave it all to you for the whole day or weekend.

There are about 1.5 million visitors to the Botanic Gardens each year.

The Kiosk is located at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens over the foot bridge, Armagh Street carpark. If you require further information, please let me know and we can arrange for a suitable time for you to come to view. I am in The Kiosk 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Liz Parder, Office Manager
Canterbury Horticultural Society

Tel: (03) 366 6937