Garden News & Events

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The Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail

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
Laings Road
Lower Hutt

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.

Garden Grandeur

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 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.

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.