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Spring Show

17th & 18th September

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Everything is always better with friends..... The New Zealand Alpine Garden Society , South Island Daffodil Society and the Combined Canterbury Floral Art Groups join forces for an extravaganza. 

Keynote Address 

Julia Atkinson-Dunn

Julia Atkinson-Dunn shares the story of her pathway to gardening, from zero interest to life and work entirely inspired by what she has grown in her own backyard. 
She is an entertaining speaker who talks with enthusiasm about her former life in the snow and design industries before uncovering new surprising opportunities by embarking on a personal gardening adventure in her urban Christchurch garden. In just five years she has published two books, writes a regular gardening column for Stuff and has formed an art practice entirely informed by the floral world she has discovered. 
Experienced and new gardeners will equally enjoy her candid and energetic talk, likely sharing in her passion for the benefits of gardening. 

Please book, $10 on Eventbrite to be assured of your seat.

Spring Show - New Zealand Alpine Garden Society

Tiny, exquisite and alluring display of alpine and woodland plants and flowers.  

CHS Daffodil Show

Displays of every kind of daffodil imaginable grown to perfection

Combined Canterbury Floral Art Group display

Floral arrangements in the theme "Spring is Blooming"

Buy Special Plants "Rare Plant Fair"

Back yard propagators from the New Zealand Alpine Garden Society selling plants to delight the connoisseurs.

Rhodo Direct with their wide selection and excellent advice.

Templeton Daffodils taking orders for autumn bulbs. 

Prizes - WIN

Win a tour through some of Canterbury's finest gardens.




Keep and eye our for posts on Instagram and Facebook on these gardens.  Like and go in the draw to win a private guided tour for you and up to 9 of your friends.

Workshops and Speakers

An exciting array of workshops for those keen to gain inspiration and expand their botanical skills.

One great continuous demonstration is a crevice garden built at the venue over the course of the EXPO.  


Keep an eye on this site for details as they are finalized

All the above workshops and presentations are free. 

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