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Last reviewed: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

Events in the Gardens

Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens – where something interesting is always happening.

Friends of the Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

Saturday 1 November, 12.30 p.m - 3.30p.m, adjacent to the Department of Conservation Information Centre
Perennial and succulent plants for sale as well as native New Zealand plants, all $5 each.

Edible Canterbury Expo

Saturday 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 exhibition

Wednesday 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, ilex Function Room
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.

Public discussion - Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti

The 2013 census and New Zealand's changing population
Wednesday 19 November, 6pm, ilex Function Room
In July 2014 the Royal Society of New Zealand launched a major review paper about the 2013 census and New Zealand’s changing population. Our Futures: Te Pae Tāwhiti brings together data and analyses from the 2013 Census and other sources, together with input from a wide range of researchers.

You are invited to attend a presentation about what an evolving New Zealand society might look like, what is underlying these changes, and the challenges and opportunities these present. A panel of experts will speak on the potential impacts of changes in Christchurch, and there'll be the opportunity to take part in a discussion with the Review's authors and the panel, to discuss trends and future implications.

Programme outline:
6pm l Mihi Whakatau; welcome by Professor Gary Hawke (Review Chair)
6.10pm l The 2013 Census and New Zealand's changing population: Professor Erik Olssen and Dr Malcolm McKinnon
6.40pm l Panel: Steven Perdia (GM Strategy & Planning, Canterbury Development Corporation), Lynne-Harata Te Aika (Head of School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Canterbury), Dr Anna Stevenson (Community and Public Health, Canterbury District Health Board)
7pm l Chaired discussion: questions from the audience
7.30pm l Meeting closes

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Attendance is free - please register to confirm your place by clicking here 

Authorising Unit: Communications

Last reviewed: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next review: Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keywords: botanic gardens, events