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Last reviewed: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

Events in the Gardens

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

Interflora event: District 5 Demonstration with Marco Appelfeller

Marco Appelfeller Floral Demonstration

Don't miss this very special event - an evening with acclaimed German/Australian florist Marco Appelfeller.
Over the course of the evening Marco will demonstrate how to create 12 pieces.

Since moving from his native Germany to Australia in 2004, Marco has won both the Queensland and Australia Best Florist award.
Marco is in demand as a guest demonstrator and regularly presents workshops in locations around the world.

When: Tuesday 5 August, 7pm
Where: ilex Function Room, Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Cost: $21 plus booking fee - tickets available from Dash Tickets:

This event is proudly brought to you by Interflora Christchurch in partnership with the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Philosophy in the Gardens: a Word Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival event

Word Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his ‘thought tree’? In Philosophy in the Gardens Damon Young explores one of literature’s most intimate relationships: that between authors and their gardens.

For some, the garden provided a retreat; for others, solitude’s quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role, giving their ideas a new life. In this special festival session, in a room with a view in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Damon Young reveals the profound thoughts discovered in parks, backyards and pot-plants and discusses the importance of botanic gardens. Introduced by Christchurch Botanic Gardens curator, John Clemens.

When: Saturday 30 August, 10am
Where: ilex Function Room, Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Cost: General Admission: $18 plus booking fee, The Press Subscribers Concession: $16 plus booking fee

To purchase tickets visit:
To view the full 2014 Word Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival programme visit:



Authorising Unit: Communications

Last reviewed: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next review: Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keywords: botanic gardens, events