Perennials and Gardening, Alpines and Pots, Design Elements to Embrace
Beginning gardening, artistry in plants
Julia's talk will focus on her own own story of moving from an inexperienced novice non-gardener to ever learning, enthusiastic gardener and the wildly positive and unexpected ways it has impacted her life.
Saturday 2.15pm Tod Lounge Buy Ticket
The New Perennial movement in a tiny garden - Illustrated lecture
Perennials - Robyn uses the huge personalities of these plants in her tiny, pocket site surrounding her worker’s cottage. Robyn has been taught by Piet Oudolf. She came home and made changes to her garden.
Sunday 1.00pm Habgood Lounge
Shirley Russ & Patricia Proctor
A Pop of Pink! Fantastic Floral Art Class
Shirley Russ & Patricia Proctor are Canterbury Floral Designers. They will show you a host of simple yet stunning design ideas such that you can have a spectacular floral display for every week of the year.
Saturday 4.00pm Habgood Lounge
Principles of garden design, Broadfields Garden and more
An Architetural Landscaper and leader of Italian garden tours, Robert is an engaging and experienced Designer. 100 free tickets to Broadields Garden will be given away at Robert’s talk.
Saturday 3.00pm Habgood Lounge
Problems and Solutions in the Garden. Q and A
Do you have a gardening query, do you need advice? Come & talk to Michael, our gardening guru, who has had 50 years in this sector. Bring a sample or photo of a problem to help Michael identify the problem.
Sunday 2.00pm Habgood Lounge
Suzanne Pickford NZAGS
DIY trough and pot construction and more things to make with hypertufa
Simplicity is the key to these new slim quick-to-produce troughs. Some troughs will be for sale and some with their first coat done so that the finished product is an hour away. Lightweight and moveable.
Saturday 2.00pm and Sunday 3.00pm Habgood Lounge
Hamish Brown and Suzanne Pickford NZAGS
Bulb bulking, Success with Seed
Use bulbs inventively in your garden. A brief look at bulbs and what they need to thrive as putting them in the right place is the key. . Ever wanted a drift of snowdrops, or masses of trilliums under your woodland shrubs? Here is how to get them in quantity.
Saturday 4.15pm Tod Lounge
Sunday 10.15am Habgood Lounge
Suzanne Pickford NZAGS
Trough and tub planting to recreate natural planting schemes, packing plants in and keeping them happy
Using a few plants bought from the show a trough will be planted up using homemade rocks and a light mix. Tips and tricks for ensuring success.
Sunday 12.00pm Habgood Lounge
Japanese-style pruning, cloud forms to make plant architectural features
Masa specializes in pruning trees into traditional Japanese shapes; bonsai, designing and creating personalized gardens. Learn how to craft your own living heirlooms, or maintain those you have purchased.
Sunday 3.00pm NIcholas Hall
Easy Cactus Grafting
Who doesn’t like adding good aesthetics to their space? Grafted cactus is a cute yet low-maintenance plant that is perfect to give your garden a much-needed lift. You can graft a cactus even if you are a beginner.
Sunday 11.15pm Habgood Lounge
Lisa West (Rhodo Direct)
Rhododendron care, selection and more
An informal talk about various rhododendrons, their use, styling,s, what to plant with them and how to care for them. Lisa will gladly answer your questions.
Saturday 4pm. Sunday 1pm Rhodo Direct Stall (Lisa’s stand)
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All workshop/demonstrations are free, except for Wreath making and Julia Atkinson-Dunn our keynote speaker.