Brian and Helen Coker
The Cokers have a delightful, gorgeous and productive garden at West Melton. (Open to the public) A how-to guide where there will be time to ask questions. Sowing, continuous harvest, pests and diseases. Working with nature to eat joyfully. Free seeds for attendees.
Saturday 3.15pm Tod Lounge
Secret Gardens offers a diverse collection of gardens to be explored including urban food forests and vegetable gardens, boutique sustainable flower farms, lifestyle properties and established country gardens. A talk for those who would like to learn more about gardening and visiting rarely-seen properties.
Sunday 1.15pm Tod Lounge
Make a wreath in 2 hours. Cost $34. Must prebook through Rekindle
Learn how to make a strong and beautiful twine, which we will then transform into a wreath. . The twine-making techniques originate from the UK/Europe. We will be using tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves in this workshop. Face masks are required for this workshop
Sunday 1 - 3.00pm Foyer North or Tod Lounge
Shirley Russ and Patricia Proctor
Wondrous things with flowers
Canterbury Floral Designers. Using cunning tips and devices, Shirley and Patricia will show you how to create a work of art you can create yourself for your home every week of the year. Foraging and just one or two blooms are all you need.
Saturday 4.00pm Habgood Lounge
Kokedama and terraria
The Japanese word Kokedama roughly translates to Moss Ball. A Kokedama is when the roots and soil of a plant are contained by a layer of moss like Sphagnum Moss, instead of a pot
Sunday 2.15pm Tod Lounge
Tools sharpening - Hedge Shears, Loppers, Edge Shears
Bring your tools to the Expo and while you shop and learn, have them expertly taken apart, cleaned, sharpened and set.
All Day Buy ticket $15
Joe Cartman NZAGS
Crevice Gardens - built on site
Joe has embraced crevice gardening as way to greatly increase your gardening real estate (by creating topography) and to have a low maintenance garden. Learn how to set up a pleasing and effective crevice garden.
All weekend demonstration. Main Hall
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All workshop/demonstrations are free, except for Wreath making and Julia Atkinson-Dunn our keynote speaker.