Programme 2017

Monthly meetings will be held in the

Philatelic Centre,

67 Mandeville Street,


on the first Thursday of each month at 8 pm,

February to December.

Feb 2nd – Hamish Brown
"Growing Plants in Pots"

March 2nd – Steve Newall
"Cultivation of Gentiana, Lewisia and Meconopsis"

April 6th – Peter Salmond
“Feast to Famine"
Peter (owner-operator of Hokonui Alpines) on how the alpine plant nursery industry has changed

April 29th & 30th – Autumn Show at Christchurch Botanic Gardens

May 4th – Paul Maurice
“Flowers of the Caucasus"

May 21st – Hypertufa Workshop
at Suzanne Pickford's home

June 1st – Kate Ladley
“Endemism in the Mountains"
Kate works as a botanist for LandCare Research observing plants in their unique habitats

July – No Meeting

August 3rd – AGM and Video

August 19th – Garden Visit to Terrace Station

September 7th – Joe Cartman
“Propagating from Cuttings" - how to successfully propagate alpine plants

September 16th & 17th – Spring Show at Woolston Club

SPECIAL EVENT October 5th – Chris Gardner
“Flora of the Silk Road" - author, tour leader, accomplished photographer and first-rate naturalist takes us on his Silk Road journey and shares hints on how to improve your flower pictures 

October 15th - Garden Visit to Ilam Gardens

November 2nd – Julia Corden
“In the Footsteps of George Sherriff"
Julia runs The Explorers' Garden in Scotland.
She will speak on her expeditions to Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh.

December 7th – Christmas Meeting

February 1st – Hamish Brown
“Mountain Plants of Japan"

Field Trips and Garden Visits to be arranged.