Christchurch Big Band FestivalSunday 26 October, 12.30 - 4.30pm
Prepare to be wowed by top big bands from around the country outside the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre (ilex Function Room if wet). Free.
The programme for the afternoon is as follows:
12.30 Jazzamatazz (Jazz choir)
1.45pm Award-winning Burnside High School Big Band
2.45pm Nelson Jazz Club Big Band
3.30pm Big Band Wolfhttp://www.bigbandfest.org.nz/schedule/gardens-visitor-centre/
Edible Canterbury ExpoSaturday 1 November, 10.30am - 2.30pm, ilex Function Room
Learn about how your local community is working towards food sustainability and making Christchurch the world's most edible city. Discover where to access healthy organic food, how to increase accessibility in your community and the health benefits and importance of organic and sustainable farming practices. Visit the Botanic Gardens worm farm and the Curator's House demonstration garden to learn about how to grow a garden yourself.
Ikebana exhibitionWednesday 12 November – Tuesday 18 November
As part of Cup and Show Week the Sogetsu Teachers Association will present a display of Japanese floral art in the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.
Friends of the Botanic Gardens lecture - Adventures with Bees
Sunday 16 November, 2pm
Neil Fleming, an amateur beekeeper, is passionate about his bees. In this presentation he will share the adventures he has had getting the two hives settled upstairs on a balcony at his house. This was not his first adventure with bees.
Members $2, non-members $5.