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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

For more information, visit www.jennygillies.com(external link)

7pm, Monday 3 August and 9.45am, Tuesday 4 August

Join the Canterbury Horticultural Society at The Kiosk for 'All About Gardening', a friendly monthly meeting of like-minded gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts.

August's speaker is Grant Matheson, Maintenance Officer for the Botanic Gardens' Rock Garden. Grant will present 'New Crevice Garden'.

A first for a New Zealand public garden, the Crevice Garden is a joint venture between the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and the New Zealand Alpine Garden Society. This style of garden was initially perfected in the Czech Republic and has become popular all over the world. Find out more at this informative talk.

  • The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, just over the Armagh carpark footbridge
  • Members: $5.00, non-members: $10.00
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits included

10.30am, Friday 21 August

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

Joanna Orwin, historian and botanist will speak about scientific aspects of the New Zealand kauri then lead a walk to the kauri on the Archery lawn (100 years old in May 2020) and the Wollemi pine.

Hosted by Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

  • Meet in the Kiosk, opposite the Armagh Street car park footbridge.
  • $5 for Friends and CHS members, $10 general public.
  • Morning tea provided.

7pm, Monday 7 September and 9.45am, Tuesday 8 September

Join the Canterbury Horticultural Society at The Kiosk for 'All About Gardening', a friendly monthly meeting of like-minded gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts.

September's speaker is Mark Chandler from Ohinetahi Gardens.

Mark will talk about Ohinetahi and the rebuild of the gardens post quake. He will also respond to the CHS Mission statement of "Connecting people to the art, science and practice of gardening and horticulture". 

Afterwards Dave Adams will give a quick daffodil bulb refresher followed by a mini floral art demonstration with daffodils from Shirley Russ.

  • The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, just over the Armagh carpark footbridge
  • Members: $5.00, non-members: $10.00
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits included

10.30am, Friday 18 September

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

Nick Head, Senior Ecologist Christchurch City Council, will present his illustrated talk 'Challenges of Restoring Dryland Ecosystems: McLeans Island A Case Study'. 

Hosted by Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

  • Meet in the Kiosk, opposite the Armagh Street car park footbridge.
  • $5 for Friends and CHS members, $10 general public.
  • Morning tea provided.

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