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Felicia flower and native blue butterfly

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Enchanted Garden exhibition

Open daily 10am to 4pm until 30 June 2018

A riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit has taken over the former Tea Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. 

The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the newly reopened Christchurch Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery.

  • $10 adults 
  • $5 seniors, students and children 5 years old and over 
  • No charge for children under 5 years old
  • $15 family concession (two adults, two children).

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

Plant Power Discovery Trail

Saturday 14 April to Sunday 29 April

Plants have superpowers in our school holiday trail!  Follow clues around the Gardens and discover how plants defeat their enemies and use fire to grow.

  • Get your FREE booklet from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
  • Self-guided trail

Autumn Garden Show

Friday 20 April to Sunday 22 April

The Canterbury Horticultural Society in association with the Christchurch Botanic Gardens will host an Autumn Garden Show over three days. There will be an engaging range of horticulture related exhibits including a garden that will focus on gardening for the mind, body and soul - prepare to be inspired! There will also be seminars and workshops as well as entertainment by costume and fabric artist Jenny Gillies and creative autumnal treats by Jonny Schwass. 

Curator's Edible Garden: In Order for Autumn

10am to 12pm, Sunday 22 April

Join Botanic Gardens' Curator Louise Young and sustainability expert Rhys Taylor as they offer practical advice and inspiration for maintaining or creating your own edible garden. This season, prepare your food garden for winter with an autumn tidy up and learn how green cropping can help your garden. Enjoy tasty tapas from the Curator's House restaurant during your workshop.

A Walk to the Asiatic Border

4pm, Sunday 22 April

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens host a talk once a month. This month David Barwick, Section Curator of the Asian and Herbaceous Borders, will lead a walk and talk to discuss some of the more unusual plants in this border.

  • Friends' members $2, non-members $10
  • Meet outside the Old Information Centre

All about Gardening

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

The Canterbury Horticulture Society holds a twice monthly seminar perfect for new and experienced gardeners. This month, Jenny Hughes from Styx Mill nursery is sharing her presentation 'Plants for Shady Areas' and there will also be a sale table and the ever popular 'Gardening Half Hour'.

  • Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, plenty of parking available
  • Free to CHS members, non-members $5
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments included

Volunteer

If you are looking for something to do in Christchurch parks, please check out our volunteer programme.