What’s new ? Gardening events from north to south


Please contact event organizers before attending events, as cancellations due to lockout levels may occur after posting.

September – North Island

Snells Beach Garden Circle Spring Show. CANCELED

Plant stand, raffles, snacks. Mahurangi East Community Center, Hamatana Road, Snells Beach. Free entry, Information from the host of the show, Barbara 09 425 5371. 1 pm-3.30pm. September 4

Information day of the Rangitikei Iris group. CANCELED

Lectures and information on all types of irises. Sales table. Cost: $ 5 includes a light meal. Palmerston North Leisure Center, 569 Ferguson St. Contact [email protected], 027 346 23674. 10 am-3:30pm. September 4

Hutt Valley Hort Soc Spring Show. CANCELED

With daffodils and bonsai. Plants and more for sale. Lower Hutt Event Center, Laings Rd, Lower Hutt. Admission $ 3, free for children. Contact: Dianne 04 479 5548, Tina 027 655 5834, [email protected] Sat 12 pm-4pm, Sun 10 am-3.30pm. September 4-5

Explore Pukeiti with your father.

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Explore Pukeiti with your father.

Pukeiti Guided Walk: Father’s Day

A relaxing walk in the rainforest. Finish with lunch at the Rainforest Eatery. Please reserve a table. trc.govt.nz/gardens/whats-on/. 10 am-11:30am. September 5

Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society Spring Show. CANCELED

Exhibition of exotic orchids, exchange tables, orchids and plants for the home and garden, commercial growers. Orewa Community Hall, 40-46 Orewa Square. Free entry. 9 am-3pm. September 10-11

Kerikeri Garden Club Spring Flower Show. CANCELED

Sale of flowers, contests, locally grown plants and cuttings, artisanal soap, jam, relish and pastry. Displays: arts and crafts for children, floral art, shelter for men, pottery, bonsai, artistic constructions (teapot and porcelain as garden art). Refreshments and raffles. Kokodama demonstrations 1 p.m. Turner Center, Cobham Road. Contact Wendy 09 407 1474, 021 106 347. Fri 12 pm-4:30pm, Sat 9 am-3pm. September 10-11

Auckland Horticultural Council Spring Exhibition. CANCELED

Spring flowers, floral art, sale of plants, raffles, refreshments. 956 Great North Road, Western Springs. Free entry. Contact the Exhibition Director on 027 562 4320, [email protected], facebook.com/A AucklandHorticulture. 10 am-3pm. September 11th

Hollard garden workshop: saving weeds

You will be surprised to learn which weeds and flowers in your garden can complement your meals. trc.govt.nz/gardens/whats-on/. 10 am-11:30am. September 12

Take the Daffodil Express steam train to the Carterton Daffodil Festival on September 12.


Take the Daffodil Express steam train to the Carterton Daffodil Festival on September 12.

Carterton Daffodil Festival

Located in the heart of Wairarapa, the popular Carterton Festival offers a host of activities ranging from daffodil picking in Middlerun, markets along High and Holloway streets, selling Big Wai Art in the event center, walks by Daffodil Express steam train, horse and carriage rides. Details and tickets for the Carterton Daffodil Festival steam train ride: cdc.govt.nz/daffodil-festival/. September 12

Rongotea and District Spring Show

Sales table, raffles, lunch, afternoon tea. The Leisure Center, Wye Street, Rongotea. Entrance $ 3. Find us on Facebook. Contact 06 329 7780. Welcoming exhibitors from 7:30 am. Open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 15th

New Plymouth Horticultural Society Spring Show

Fred Tucker Memorial Hall, Bell Building. [email protected] 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 18

Kahikatea Farm Workshop: Propagation Workshop

Practical workshop covering the sowing and transplanting of seeds; propagation by cuttings, division and layering; grafting and budding. Near Hastings. kahikateafarm.co.nz. 10 am-4:30pm. September 18

Rhododendron Auckland

Join us on our Katikati bus trip and visit a selection of beautiful private gardens. All welcome. Contact Robyn 09 524 0241. September 18

Papakura Garden Club Spring Flower Show

Radio Hall, Wellington Park, 1 Great South Rd, Papakura (just south of Pak-nSave). Visitors are welcome. Admission $ 2.00 (includes afternoon tea), negotiation table, raffle. For more information contact Val Ball 09 298 6476. From 1:30 pm. September 21

Unnamed Dendrobium nobile, cultivated by Craig Parsons of the Tauranga Orchid Society, was the Grand Champion of the Tauranga Orchid Show 2019.


Unnamed Dendrobium nobile, cultivated by Craig Parsons of the Tauranga Orchid Society, was the Grand Champion of the Tauranga Orchid Show 2019.

Tauranga orchid show

Massive exhibition of flowering plants, cultivation advice and demonstrations of repotting and kokedama, sale of plants, collection available. Tauranga Racecourse. taurangaorchids.wordpress.com. 10 am-4pm. September 24-25

Matakana Permaculture Hui

A series of events taking place in and around Matakana on the last weekend of September. Workshops, conferences, networking and tours of local properties and permaculture businesses. Permaculture aims to create a better life and a better world by taking care of the earth and its people. More info: permaculturemahurangi. September 24-26

Manawatu Orchid Society Spring Show

Community Recreation Center, Ferguson St, Palmerston North. Free entry. Contact the 06 357 6789. 10 am-4pm. September 25-26

Hamilton Bonsai Club Show

High quality bonsai on display, with bonsai trees, pots, tools and wire for sale. Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. Admission $ 5, under 12 free). EFTPOS available. 9 am-4pm. September 25-26

Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival

1023 Longbush Rd, RD4, Masterton, 5884. Tickets $ 10 at the door or contact Luke 021 254 6481. longbushcottage.co.nz 10 am-4pm (or by appointment). September 25-26

Ikebana exhibition

Demonstrations and exhibitions of Japanese flower arrangements. Garden of Eden, 24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland. edengarden.co.nz. Sat 10 am-4pm, Sun 10 am-3pm. September 25-26

Atelier Tūpare: Spring fling

Learn the basics of downtown gardening. How to potted plants and create eye-catching displays at home. trc.govt.nz/gardens/whats-on/. 10 am-11:30am. September 26

September – South Island

Don’t treat your floor like dirt

A workshop on how to maintain healthy garden soil. Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens (behind the maternity ward). Contact Ruth Wood 021 074 3905, [email protected] 10 am-11:30am. September 4

Westport Garden Club Spring Show

Plants for sale, stalls linked to the garden. Free entry. Carters Beach Room. Contact Anne Foote 03 789 8213, [email protected] Sat 10 am-4pm, Sun 10 am-12.30pm. September 4-5

Outram Spring Flower Show

Locally grown plants, pastry, raffles. Afternoon tea $ 4. Unlimited entries $ 2. Outram Church Hall, Holyhead St. Bring your own bags. Contact Denise 027 486 1226. 2 pm-6pm. September 10

Visit the Alpine Garden Society show to see Moraea villosa, (peacock iris) and other alpine treasures,


Visit the Alpine Garden Society show to see Moraea villosa, (peacock iris) and other alpine treasures,

Alpine Garden Society Spring Show

At Botanica Expo. Canterbury Floral Designer of the Year, Daffodil, Alpine and Woodland Exhibitions, Botanical Drawing Exhibit. Demonstrations: floral art, building hypertufa troughs, planting troughs, crevice gardening, sharpening and using tools, houseplant advice and propagation. Food and conferences. Lincoln Events Center, Christchurch. [email protected], nzags.com. Sat 1 pm-4pm, Sun 10 am-4pm. September 11-12

Spring Fair of the Riccarton Horticultural Society

Come and enjoy spring. Beautiful daffodils, camellias, spring flowers, vegetables and fruits, pastry, sales table. Afternoon tea $ 3. Free admission. All welcome. St Peters Church Hall, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 18

Timaru Horticultural Society Spring Exhibition

Daffodils, cut flowers, floral art, bonsai, alpine plants and potted plants. Exhibitions of orchids and alpine plants. Table selling free plants and seeds. Everyone is welcome to exhibit. Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru. Admission $ 4 for non-members. Contact Maureen 03 688 0640. Sat 2 pm-4pm, Sun 11 am-4pm. September 18-19

Brightwater Spring Flower Show

Flower displays, raffles, morning teas, plant stand, pastry stand and more presented by the Brightwater Horticultural Society. New exhibitors welcome. Brightwater Room. Admission $ 4, free for children. Contact [email protected] 9 am-3.45pm. September 18-19

North Otago Horticultural Society Spring Show and Orchid Show

Scottish Hall, Tyne Street, Oamaru. Contact Reg 03 434 5575, [email protected] Sat 1 pm-4pm, Sun 10 am-4pm. September 25-26

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