Photo Gallery of the 2017 Spring Show


Our COMBINED SPRING SHOW is an annual event showcasing the New Zealand Alpine Garden Society, Christchurch Daffodil Circle and Canterbury Rhododendron Society to a wider public. The competitive classes bring together both native plants and exotics from the four corners of the globe, many being rare and difficult and unlikely to be seen by the public anywhere else. Plant-associated photography is also on display, as well as increasingly popular classes for children and local primary schools.

The members’ plant stall and a number of specialist nurseries do a roaring trade during the Show, bringing along for sale a wide range of alpines, bulbs and woodland plants, most not usually available in garden centres, so it pays to arrive early!


A big thank you to Doug Logan for sharing his photographs of the prizewinners from the 2017 show, and a few of his personal picks.
Just a preliminary glimpse for now - captions and full details to follow shortly.
Taking pride of place of course, the overall winner, the Premier Exhibit, Sam and Cora Eder's Gladiolus uysiae

Two vistas of wonderful plants filling the benches

Two immaculate entries in the Native plants classes

And two more 'Exotics'

The Cut Flower classes are always popular; here are four of the entries that caught Doug's eye.

And finally, a beautiful iris, which would have been a top contender had both flowers been out during the judging.

Some very earnest discussions going on during the proceedings!

Congratulations to all our winners, and a big thank you to all our exhibitors for providing us with such a wonderful display!

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