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Enchanted Garden exhibition

10am to 3pm daily.

The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the Old Information Centre - come see the riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit on display.

  • $5 entry, children under five free 
  • Old Information Centre, opposite the Armagh Street car park footbridge

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Managing City Trees and People

10.30am, Friday 19 June

Join the Friends of the Botanic Gardens for the first of their Winter Series Talks.

Toby Chapman, City Arborist, will talk about improving the relationship between people and trees, and the risks (actual and perceived) that trees pose to us. Toby has recently joined the Botanic Gardens team as City Arborist and brings with him 10 years in the Arboricultural field.

Meet in the Kiosk, opposite the Armagh Street car park footbridge.

$5 for Friends and CHS members, $10 general public. Morning tea provided.

Matariki Discovery Trail

10am to 3pm, daily between Saturday 4 and Sunday 19 July.

Journey through the stars of Matariki and Puanga in this self-guided trail available at four of our amazing parks. Explore how Matariki connects to the environment and celebrate this special time of year.

Choose from Halswell Quarry Park, Ferrymead Park, the Botanic Gardens or 303 Radcliffe Road Reserve for your Matariki adventure. Please note that it is the same trail in each park.

Limited activity sheets can be collected from each venue, or downloaded and printed from from Saturday 4 July. Please bring your own pen.

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To get involved in volunteering in the Botanic Gardens, join the Friends' of the Botanic Gardens(external link).