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Last reviewed: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

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

New Year’s Eve

Wednesday 31 December, 6.30pm – 12.30am
North Hagley Park, beside Victoria Lake

See the New Year in with fun and free entertainment in North Hagley Park - enjoy music ranging from country and western to soul, reggae and funk and finally traditional Celtic music. For kids the party starts with a screening of Cats and Dogs at 6.30pm.

Ingham Lazy Sundays – free music in the park

Every Sunday from January 4 – 22 February, 3 – 4.30pm
Archery Lawn
(except January 11 at St. Albans Park, corner Barbadoes St and Edward Ave)

Join stellar acts like the Swan Sisters, Graham Wardrop and Flip Grater for lazy Sunday afternoons on the Archery Lawn. 

Sunday Bandstand

1 February – 29 March, 12.30 – 2pm
Central Lawn


Saturday 31 January
7.30-10pm, with pre-show entertainment from 5.30pm

Under the baton of conductor Kenneth Young, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform an exciting programme of music from the movies from 7.30pm.
Bring a picnic, family and friends. Sing along, dance, or let the music wash over you.

The evening will draw to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.

SCIRT World Buskers Festival

15 – 25 January, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens

For a full programme and further information visit

All About Gardening - Canterbury Horticultural Society

Tuesday 3 February, 7 - 9pm
Wednesday 4 February, 9.45am - 12.45pm

The Canterbury Horticultural Society will host its February All About Gardening in the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre on Tuesday 3rd February and Wednesday 4th February.

The sessions will be split into two halves with Botanic Gardens Collection Curator David Barwick talking about the herbaceous border to half of the attendees while Gardens and Heritage Parks Team Leader Jeremy Hawker conducts a tour of the nursery and plant propagation area. The two groups will then interchange for the second half of the programme.

Cost to CHS members is $5 and non-members $10.


Authorising Unit: Communications

Last reviewed: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next review: Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keywords: botanic gardens, events