Communicating in Science - a botanical seminar
Wednesday 22 October, 9am - 12.30pm
In partnership with the School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury and Scion, this half day research colloquium will feature speakers on genetic modification, orchid pollination, what aphids like to eat, hunting rare exotic Canterbury trees and science communication adventures.
Free entry, ilex Function Room. To register to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 20 October.
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/
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.