Garden News & Events

This area of the website is where we keep our loyal visitors in touch with community gardening clubs and events.

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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.


GET GROWING – Kiwi TV Gardening Show Coming Soon.

Very exciting news! Kiwis are finally going to have a dedicated gardening show back on TV.

Yates are delighted to announce their sponsorship of “Get Growing” – back on air Friday 17th October. More details to come, but book some couch time at 7.30pm on Choice TV’s Friday Home and Garden night. Hosted by the fabulous Lynda Hallinan, and new co host and mentor Justin Newcombe. Justin will coach a young gardening couple through an urban garden makeover during the 10 episodes.
Check at or on facebook for details on each episode, along with special “Get Growing” show offers!

Sunday 16 November, 2014

Garden Ramble
St Peters School Cambridge is running a fundraiser for their athletics team to travel to California to compete in April 2015.
Admission $25.00
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Saturday 6th September, 2014 – Sunday 7th September, 2014

Spring Show Spectacular
Daffodils, Camellias, Orchids, and numerous Spring Flowers! Let our Flowers warm your hearts. Open 12noon – 4pm (Sat), 10am – 4pm (Sun).
Admission $3.00 (Children and Members are free)
Location – James Co Centre, Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road Lower Hutt

5th April, 2014 9.30am – 11.30am

Waiuku Seed Swap
Anyone is welcome to come along to the very first seed swap event. There will be tables set up for vegies, flower and bulbs. All the team ask is for a gold coin donation to cover hiring the hall.
Location – St Johns Hall, Constable Road, Waiuku


19th October

Kapiti in Bloom – Annual Flower Show of Kapiti Horticulture Society
Corner Rimu & Kapiti Roads, Opposite Coastlands Shopping Town, Paraparaumu.
Open 10.00-4.30. Admission Free.
Plant Displays, Raffles, Sales Table and Sausage Sizzle.

Enquiries: Carol Lingard 299 0279

16th November

Marlborough Horticultural Society Summer Show
St Christopher’s Hall, Redwoodtown 9 to 4.30 pm. Roses, Cut Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables, House Plants.
Enquiries/entries Phone 03 5782690.

23rd & 24th November

International Rose Show
Arena 2, Pascal St, Palmerston North.

Admission: $8.00 adults, under 16 free with accompanying adult.

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