Events

Do you have a garden-related event coming up? Contact Sandra to have it listed. While all effort is made to ensure accuracy, Sandra’s Garden can not be held responsible if changes are made.

December 14 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $125.

December 18 Awapuni Nurseries Tour, 10am, Pioneer Highway, Palmerston North, free but bookings essential.

December 20 Pick Your Own Lavender, 9am-5pm, 398 Marshmeadow Rd, Hamilton, $10/jar of flowers.

December 22 Carols on the Waterfront, 5.30pm, The Strand, Tauranga, free.

Merry Christmas
& a Happy New Year!

January 6 A Weedy Good Idea, 10.30am, Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, $10/$5. Bring along your weeds and learn how to turn them into paper.

January 9-12 Regional Rose Convention, Kolkata, India.

January 11-12 Organic Market Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture (near Thames), $350.

January 11-12 Auckland Lily Show, 11am-4pm (Sat) & 10am-3pm (Sun), Horticulture Centre, 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs, $2. Ph/txt 021 211 6682.

January 11-12 Lily Show, 2-5pm (Sat) & 9am-4pm (Sun), Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch, $5.

To January 12 Picturesque Gardens, an exhibition at Waikato Museum to support the latest new garden at Hamilton Gardens, free.

January 13 Build a Weta Hotel, 10am & noon, Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, $5.

January 13 A Weedy Good Idea, 10.30am, Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat, Port Charles, Coromandel, $10/$5. Bring along your weeds and learn how to turn them into paper.

January 14 Leaf only Footprints, 10am & 1pm, Colville Rd, Coromandel, $10. Help conduct a leaf-litter survey and screen-print your findings on to a tee-shirt or tea towel.

January 17 Waihi Dahlia Show, Memorial Hall, Waihi, noon-3.30pm. Ph Jennifer 07 863 7563.

January 17-18 Franklin Fuchsia Group Show, 10am-6pm & 9am-3pm, corner King St, Waiuku (opposite the fire station), $2. Ph Carol, 021 049 9706.

January 18 Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival, 11am-5pm, Uretara Domain, Katikati. Cooking demos and the Topp Twins!

January 18-19 Lily Show, noon-4pm, Hamilton Gardens, $2.

January 19 Wild Ginger Bash, 9am-noon, Coromandel township, free. Meet in the town carpark at 9am.

January 20 Pick Your Own Lavender, 9am-5pm, 398 Marshmeadow Rd, Hamilton, $10/jar of flowers.

January 25-27 NZ Alpine Garden Society Study Weekend, Riccarton, Christchurch. The 60th anniversary event includes a lecture, garden visits and a mountain visit.

January 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1,30pm, Community Gardens Taupo or Awhi Farm Turangi, free.

January 26 Koanga Institute Tour, 1-4pm, Wairoa area, $25.

January 26-February 7 Permaculture Design Course, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $1900/$2400.

February 1 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

February 1 Ferment, Preserve & Pickle Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Permaculture (near Thames), $200.

February 1 The Fully Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge (near Waihi), $125.

February 1 Fields of Flowers Photography Trip, 1-3pm, Waimauku, Auckland, $88. Suitable for all levels.

February 3 Surrealist Garden Opening, 3.30pm, Hamilton Gardens, free.

February 5 Life on a Guano Island, 1.15pm, Tauranga City Library, a free talk about Harold Willey Hudson’s experiences on Jarvis Island with New Zealand photographer Henry Winkelmann.

February 8-9 National Dahlia Show, North Island, Hamilton Gardens. Ph Jennifer 07 863 7563.

February 8 Herbal Wellness Remedies, 10am-2.30pm, Papamoa Hills, $85 (includes lunch).

February 8 Pests & Diseases 1, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also February 11.

February 8 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Memorial Hall, Te Puke, $34.50. Western Bay residents only.

February 11 Pests & Diseases 1, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

February 11 Principles of Flower Arranging, 6.30-8.30pm (8 weeks), Fraser High School, Hamilton, $89.

February 13 Weaving: Contemporary Korowai & Taaniko, 6-9pm (8 weeks), Fraser High School, Hamilton, $110.

February 14-21 Japan Grand Prix Orchid Show, Tokyo. The 30th anniversary show.

February 15 Beginners Home Gardening Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Permaculture (near Thames), $150.

February 15 Garden Design, 9am-3pm for 2 weeks, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $89.

February 19-March 1 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

February 19-23 Level Up, 6pm, Hamilton Gardens, $11. An interactive walk for all the family.

February 20 A Walk in Hamilton Gardens, 7pm, music for piano and voice in the Medici Court, $37.

February 21 Morrinsville Dahlia Show, Campbell Hall, Canada St, Morrinsville, 11am-3.30pm.

February 21 NZ House & Garden Tour: Taupo, $75 earlybird, $85 ($105 with lunch).

February 22 Desertscaping: Past, Present and the Future, panel talk, Palm Springs, California, US.

February 22-23 Organic Market Gardening Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Permaculture (near Thames), earlybird $350.

February 23-28 Seed Week, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa.

February 24-March 1 World Association of Floral Artists Convention, Jaipur, India.

February 29 Rotorua Dahlia Show, Ngongotaha Hall, 10am-3.30pm.

February 29 Funky Ferments Workshop, 12.30-3.30pm, Papamoa Hills, $50.

February 29 Advanced Home Gardening Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Farm (near Thames), $150.

February 29 Fruit Tree Pruning, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also March 3.

February 29 Home Composting Workshop, 1,30pm, Community Gardens Taupo or Awhi Farm Turangi, free.

February 29-March 1 Sofija’s Garden, 10am & 1.30pm, Hamilton Gardens, $16. Suitable for ages 5-12 and their carers.

March 3 Fruit Tree Pruning, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

March 4 Ciphering Love, 1.15pm, City Library, Tauranga. A free talk about Captain Crapp and Dottie Gellibrand as they live, love and struggle in mid-19th century Omokoroa

March 7 Companion Bird & Insect Planting, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also March 10.

March 7 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

March 7-8 Plant Sale, 9.30am-3pm, Hamilton Gardens

March 8 Hamilton Dahlia Show, 11.30am-3.30pm, Hamilton Gardens.

March 9-15 World Orchid Convention, Taiwan.

March 10 Companion Bird & Insect Planting, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

March 13-15 NZ Gardens Trust Conference, Manawatu, guest speaker from the US.

March 14-15 Organic Market Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture (near Thames), $350.

March 14-15 Traditional Food Storage, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $342/$380.

March 24-28 International Protea Research Symposium, Canary Islands.

March 25-29 Melbourne Garden Show, Australia.

March 27-29 NZ Tree Crops Association Conference, Auckland.

March 27-30 Australian Landscape Conference, Melbourne.

March 28 Autumn Propagation, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also March 31.

March 28 Begin a Garden Workshop, 9am-12.30pm, Papamoa Hills (near Tauranga), $50.

March 28 Home Composting Workshop, 1,30pm, Community Gardens Taupo or Awhi Farm Turangi, free.

March 28-April 19 KaBloom Festival of Flowers, Victoria, Australia.

March 29 Plant a Garden Workshop, 10am-3.30pm, Papamoa Hills (near Tauranga), $90 (includes lunch).

March 29 The Great Pumpkin Carnival, 10am-2pm, Hamilton Gardens.

March 31 Plant Propagation Through the Year, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

April 1 180 Years of the Treaty in Tauranga, 1.15pm, City Library, Tauranga, free talk.

April 3-4 BOP Orchid Show, 10am-4pm, Memorial Hall, Te Puke. The 50th anniversary show!

April 4 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

April 4-5 Plant Sale, 9.30am-3pm, Hamilton Gardens.

April 14-20 Magnolia Society International Annual Meeting, South Korea.

April 24-27 National Permaculture Hui, Whanganui.

April 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1,30pm, Community Gardens Taupo or Awhi Farm Turangi, free.

April 28 Pests & Diseases 2, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also May 2.

April 29 Urban Beekeeping, for 10 weeks, Papamoa Library & Community Centre, $100.

May 1-3 Floral Art NZ Conference, Christchurch.

May 2 Pests & Diseases 2, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

May 2 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

May 2-3 Plant Sale, 9.30am-3pm, Hamilton Gardens.

May 6 Springs in the City, 1.15pm, City Library, Tauranga, free talk.

May 9-10 Grow your own Mushrooms, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $342/$380.

May 19-23 Chelsea Flower Show, London.

May 22-24 International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference, Himeji, Japan.

May 23 Crop Management, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68. Also May 26.

May 23 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Community Centre, Waihi Beach, $34.50. Western Bay residents only.

May 26 Crop Management, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $68.

May 30 Home Composting Workshop, 1,30pm, Community Gardens Taupo or Awhi Farm Turangi, free.

June World Heritage Rose Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

June 3 Unearthing the Ulster Plantation, 1.15pm, City Library, Tauranga, free talk about the early European settlement of Katikati.

June 6 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

June 6-7 Plant Sale, 9.30am-3pm, Hamilton Gardens.

June 9-13 World Bromeliad Conference, Florida, US.

June 13-14 Urban Garden Design, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $342/$380.

July 4 Fruit Tree Propagation, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $261/$290.

July 4 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

July 5 Introduction to Pruning, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $117/$130.

July 15-17 International Symposium on Lychophyte & Fern Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

July 29-August 2 International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society Symposium, Naples, Florida, US

August 1 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Settlers Hall, Omokoroa, $34.50. Western Bay residents only.

August 1 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

August 2-7 International Lichen Symposium, Bonito, Brazil.

August Tulip Festival, Eden Gardens, Auckland.

August 29 Begin a Garden Workshop, 9am-12.30pm, Papamoa Hills (near Tauranga), $50.

August 30 Plant a Garden Workshop, 10am-3.30pm, Papamoa Hills (near Tauranga), $90 (includes lunch).

September 5 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

September 11-13 US National Dahlia Show, Wenatchee,Washington state.

September 12-October 11 Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Victoria, Australia.

September 12-October 11 Floriade, Canberra, Australia.

September 17-21 World Daffodil Convention, Canberra, Australia.

September-March Australis, a 6-month garden expo, Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia.

October World Bamboo Congress, Taiwan.

October 3 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

October 8-9 International Conference on Mycology, Mushrooms and Fungi, New York, US.

November 7 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

November 14-15 Franklin Hospice Garden Ramble.

International Lichenological Symposium, Bonito, Brazil.

November NZ Iris Convention, Tauranga.

November International Permaculture Convergence, Argentina.

November 21 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Community Hub, Katikati, $34.50. Western Bay residents only.

November 28-29 NZ Rose Show & Convention, Palmerston North. Celebrating 50 years of rose trials in the city.

December 5 Crop Swap, 10am-11am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

2021

May 8-11 International Rock Garden Conference, Perth, Scotland. 

September 12-17 Australian Native Plants Society Conference, Kiama, NSW.

October 14-17 World Bonsai Convention, Perth, Australia.

October 21-28 World Rose Convention, Adelaide, Australia.

Cactus & Succulent Society of American Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2022

Floriade, The Netherlands. A once-in-10-years event.

NZ Botanic Gardens:

Auckland: Upcoming events

Christchurch: Events calendar

Dunedin: What’s On listing

Wellington: Events.

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