Programme 2018/2019

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.

April 5th – Edna Parkyn
"Favourite Plants"

April 20th - 22nd – Autumn Show at Christchurch Botanic Gardens

May 3rd – Kiyel Candy-Boland
"Oxalis - People's Choice or Most Hated Weed?"

May 13th – Field Trip to Hinewai Forest Reserve, Banks Peninsula
including a talk by Hugh Wilson

June 7th – Ross Bicknell
“Pleione Orchids"

July – No Meeting

August 2nd – A.G.M.
followed by a DVD "Heligan: Past, Present and Future, a Tenth Anniversary Celebration"

August 25th - Propagation Workshop
Meet 10 a.m. at 39a Woodville Street, Leeston. Bring a plate for a shared lunch. Learn about potting mixes and how to transplant seedlings. Some potting mix will be for sale.

September 6th – Stuart Murray
“Maintaining a collection of rare and difficult alpines"

September 15th & 16th - NZAGS Spring Show
Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street, Woolston

October 4th – Doug Logan
“Botanical Adventures in Sikkim, India" 

November 1st – Todd Borland
“Where Alpines meet the Sea" - the Alpines of Newfoundland's Limestone Barrens.
At a floral crossroads grow plants from the Canadian Arctic, northern Europe and the Rocky Mountains, but at sea level.
Literally where the alpines meet the sea! (Entry fee $5)

December 6th – Christmas Meeting, venue to be decided.
Pot Luck finger food tea. Bring a chair and own glass and plates. More information later.  

February 7th – Dan Hinckley
Topic to be confirmed, but don't miss this internationally renowned planthunter, writer and nurseryman from Washington State, USA.

March 7th – Doreen Mear
“Around the World in 80 Slides" - highlights from Doreen's most recent tours, from Central Asia to the Siberian tundra and the Antarctic.

Field Trips and Garden Visits to be arranged.