Don't miss the NZAGS Combined Spring Show - Sept 20th/21st

At the Canterbury Horticultural Society Hall, Hagley Park South, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch. Saturday 1 - 5 pm, Sunday 10 - 4 pm.  Admission $5.

If you love little alpine plants, and especially those of New Zealand, we’re the Society for you!

  • Twice-yearly 40-page BULLETIN with articles on a wide range of topics, including native and exotic plants, how to grow, where to see them in the wild
  • Annual SEED LIST including seed of native plants, often wild-collected and unobtainable anywhere else
  • Annual SPRING SHOW, a chance to see some superb exhibits, plus displays and plant sales
  • Annual FIELD TRIPS to see our New Zealand natives in their mountain homes
  • MONTHLY MEETINGS in Christchurch featuring guest speakers, plant displays and sales, and time to meet with fellow enthusiasts  


Another successful exhibit for the NZAGS, winning a Silver Award at this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch.

This year’s theme was ‘The Garden House at Home – the private domain of a plant enthusiast’. Here we have the ‘Mission Statement’ mounted on one of the eye-catching copper labels which proved a talking point amongst judges and public alike.

On show was a greenhouse packed full of connoisseur’s plants, and a colourful outdoor ‘patio’ featuring a variety of specimen plants, including this spectacular Brugmansia dripping with yellow trumpets.

 Inside the greenhouse were the more ‘tender’ plants, in hanging baskets, in pots on a tier of benches, or planted up and happy in a dozen home-made troughs.

Thanks as always to our indefatigable team who come up with a new idea every year, to their many helpers and especially the members who loaned their special plants for the display. The exhibit was generously sponsored by Trulux the Glasshouse People who supplied the greenhouse, and Texture Plants who loaned so many unusual plants – we couldn’t have done it without you!


The Closing Date for seed donations is 15th April 2014

Requests for seed list close 30th June 2014.  Apply to The Seed Director NZAGS P.O.Box 2984 Christchurch. Financial members only.

Ellerslie International Flower Show 2013


The Ellerslie team of the NZAGS has done it again, and won a Gold Award and the Supreme Award for Horticultural Excellence at the Ellerslie International Flower Show held in Christchurch in February. This year's theme was "Plant Portraits - the Art of Plants" featuring a gallery of potted plants chosen for their flowers, foliage or form, each pot framed as if in an art gallery against a black background. The quirky captions and props were an added inspiration from the team!

For more photos please see our Gallery.

Grateful thanks to our two major sponsors Resene Paints, the paints the professionals use, and Aitkens, hospitality suppliers to New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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