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Last reviewed: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

Events in the Gardens



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


A lecture in ilex Function Room

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.

A celebration of Chinese culture - 10 Years of the Confucius Institute

Saturday 27 September, 12pm - 5pm
ilex Function Room.
Tai chi, martial art displays, lantern and knot making, calligraphy, paper cutting and a musical performance featuring traditional Chinese music and folk instruments. Visitor Centre forecourt.

Confucius Institute Day

Secrets of the Garden Tour

Monday 29 September, 2 - 3.30pm
As part of the Breeze Walking Festival, join Botanic Gardens staff to explore and uncover some of the lesser known parts of this well-loved inner city location.
Meet at the Armagh Street footbridge near the children's playground. Free.

Spring Super Senses Discovery Trail

Saturday 27 September - Sunday 12 October
Collect a free trail booklet from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and use your senses to explore the Gardens on this self-guided family discovery trail.
Suitable for ages 4 - 10.

The Magician Who Lost His Magic - a puppet show

Sunday 5 October, 1.30 & 3pm
Come to the ilex Function Room and learn about the adventures of the musical magician Melric who loves the outdoors, the birds and the stars. Two 30 minute performances presented by Natural Magic Pirates.
Entry by gold coin donation.

Family Fun Day, Beca Heritage Week

Sunday 19 October, 11am – 3pm
The Botanic Gardens is one of the many destinations in the Central City to visit on this fun-filled family day. Enjoy interactive historic tours of the newly-opened conservatories, a lego competition and colouring-in! Tour by gold coin donation.

Christchurch Big Band Festival

Saturday 25 October, afternoon
Prepare to be wowed by top big bands from around the country.
ilex Function Room. Free entry.

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. 

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Last reviewed: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next review: Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keywords: botanic gardens, events