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Enchanted Garden exhibition

Open daily, 11am to 3pm until 31 January 2019

A riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit has taken over the former Tea Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. 

The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the newly reopened Christchurch Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery.

  • $10 adults 
  • $5 seniors, students and children five years old and over 
  • No charge for children under five years old
  • $15 family concession (two adults, two children).

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Backyard Buzz project

Monday 1 October to Monday 31 December

What's the buzz in your backyard? We need your help to find out!

Tell us what pollinators are visiting the flowers in your garden for ten minutes each month between October and December. Check out the Backyard Buzz webpage for more information and to register your interest.

A better understanding, and the promotion of wild pollinators in Christchurch will benefit our biodiversity, our food, our gardens and our native plants.

Friends of the Botanic Gardens: Garden City to Eco City

4pm, Sunday 18 November

Each month the Friends of the Botanic Gardens hosts a talk. This month's speaker is Colin Meurk, Research Associate at Landcare Research, Lincoln.

Colin will present his talk Garden City to Eco City: an enriched notion of urban greenness.

  • Old Information Centre, near the Armagh street car park entrance to the Botanic Gardens.
  • $5 for Friends' members, $10 for non-members
  • Refreshments included.

More information on the Friends' website(external link).

Canterbury Horticultural Society: All About Gardening

7pm, Monday 3 December and 9.45am, Tuesday 4 December

All about gardening is the Canterbury Horticultural Society's monthly meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend to learn new tips and tricks for their garden as well as chat to like-minded folk. 

December's speakers are bringing their festive flair: Shirley and Brenda from Terra Viva will demonstrate how you can transform your table into something spectacular for Christmas.

  • Christchurch Bridge Club, 12 Nova Place
  • $2 for CHS members, $5 for non-members
  • Refreshments included - members, please bring a plate to share for a Christmas themed supper or morning tea.

 More information on the CHS website(external link).


If you are looking for something to do in Christchurch parks, please check out our volunteer programme.