Garden News & Events
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Cactus & Succulent Show
Plenty of desert delights, along with plant sales.
Sunday, 20th of November
11.00am – 4.00pm
James Coe Centre at the Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road Lower Hutt.
New Members Encouraged
Pacific Rose Bowl Festival
Thursday 10th November – Sunday 13th November
10.00am – 6.00pm daily
The 2016 New Zealand Rose of the Year is named during the Pacific Rose Bowl Festival.
The festival is named after the trophy presented to the winner of the New Zealand Rose of the Year.
Each year the Pacific Rose Bowl Festival gathers the public’s five favourite roses through votes to decide the New Zealand Rose of the Year. The award winning Hamilton Gardens hosts the Rose trials which sees awards presented for Best New Zealand Raised Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose, Climbing Rose, Floribunda and Most Fragrant Rose.
Children are encouraged to join in the festivities through by casting their votes for the Children’s Choice Award. The expansion of the Children’s programme in 2016 allows children under 13 years of age to take part on the competition and enter their rose blooms alongside the adults in a special class of their own with special prizes up for grabs.
The festival coincides with the Daltons Waikato Rose Society’s Rose Show held in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, where there will be more beautiful roses on display.
Programmes and children’s entry details online at www.pacificrosebowlfestival.co.nz
Proudly presented by The Hutt Valley Horticultural Society and The Hutt Valley Rose Society.
Come and see beautiful displays of roses and many other early summer blooms. Roses and many other plants will be for sale along with Arts and Crafts for sale, all competitively priced.
12th November 12.00pm – 4.00pm
13th November 10.00am – 4.00pm
At the James Coe Centre, Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road Lower Hutt.
$3.00 Entry and children and members are free.
Waiopehu College Garden Tour
27th November 10.00am – 4.00pm
Tickets – $20
A fundraiser for the Japanese language students of Waiopehu Colleve, Levin.
Tickets available from Waiopehu College PH: 06 368 8303 or Super Minx, 194 Oxford Street. PH: 06 368 5750
Tulipfest – Rotorua
The Tulipfest runs from 1st to the 9th October in Rotorua.
The event will include garden tours, tulip walks, bike and running tours, speakers on garden topics and other craft activities.
Click through to the below site for more details:
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show
17th September 12‒4pm
18th September 10am‒4pm
James Coe Centre at the Dowse Art Museum
Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Enjoy Spring blooms
Plants Sales and Raffles
Bonsai, Air plants, Cacti and Succulents
Members and Children Free
Orchid & Flower Show – Auckland
22-25 September 2016
10am – 4pm daily
ASB Show Grounds, Greenlane
Displays, workshops and demos. Quilt and painting exhibitions, competitions, stalls and more!
$10 entry – under 12’s free!
The Hutt Valley Horticultural Society
Combined with the Begonia and Fuchsia Societies present the Summer Flower Show.
Where – Dowse Art Museum at the James Coe Center.
When – Saturday the 13th of February 12pm-4pm and Sunday 14th of February 10am-4pm.
Cost – $3.00 for Adults, Children and Members Free
The Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail is being held on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2016.
The event raises approximately $40,000 each year to be donated to various charitable organizations.
In 2016 funds raised will go to Wellington Free Ambulance and Arthritis New Zealand.
Auckland Rose Society – Two Day exhibition “Festival of Roses”.
14th & 15th November 2015
Saturday 11.00am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Selwyn Library Hall, 10 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland
Entries close Thursday 12th November at 9pm, no late entries please.
Phone your entries to Jannene Alexander, (09) 624 3205 (between 9am and 9pm)
Rose Show Spectacular
Proudly presented by the Hutt Valley Horticultural Society and the Hutt Valley Rose Society. Come and enjoy Roses at their best amongst other delightful beauties.
14th November from 12.00pm – 4.00pm and 15th November from 10.00am – 4.00pm
James Coe Centre at the Dowse Art Museum
Roses for sale, along with Eva’s Orchids, Cottage plants and many vege and herbs along with arts and craft. $3.00 entry, Children free.
Enjoy a day’s outing on either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd of November between the hours of 10am – 4pm and visit two of Coatesville’s five star NZ Garden Trust properties in their late spring splendour.
Tony and Christine Peek welcome you to “Woodbridge” situated at 36 Glenmore Road. Forged from bare farmland the property has developed into a beautifully designed garden featuring enclosed and open spaces, lawn, water features and woodland areas all planted imaginatively with many interesting varieties of plants and trees. Special vistas include a lavender walk and wildflower meadow.
Bruce and Angela Spooner welcome you to “Mincher” situated at 338 Coatesville Road. Old orchards, ponds inhabited by water fowl and ducks along with formal and informal planting surround a Georgian styled house in this delightful large rural garden. Explore the expansive native walkways, walled kitchen garden and Victorian inspired glasshouse.
For all details visit http://takapunaanglican.co.nz/garden-grandeur or phone the Parish office on 09 489 6242.
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Spring Show Featuring Daffodils
Saturday, 5th September
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 6th September
10.00am – 4.00pm.
Admission $3.00 for Adults, children and members free.
Held in the James Coe Centre at the Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
All welcome to exhibit, contact Dianne Purdie 04 479 5548 for details.
13th – 15th November 2015
Rotorua District Festival of Gardens
The 2015 Rotorua District Festival of Gardens will showcase over 40 gardens throughout the district from tiny town gardens to large rural properties.
- $30 for a 3-day pass
- No gate fees
- children under 14 are free.
As the organisers are volunteers and the gardeners open their gardens for no charge, funds can then be donated to the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter. The 2013 Festival raised $15,000 for them.
It is the garden owners’ vision, hard work and generosity that ensure a successful Festival. It provides a catalyst for visitors to enjoy beautiful gardens as well as Rotorua’s myriad of activities. Many people use it as a chance to visit family and friends while, at the same time, contributing to a worthy charity – the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter.