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. From March 12, 2021, all of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. See the official website for Alert Level information. 

May 13 Make Moments Sculpture Tour, 10am-11.30am, Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens, $5.

May 13 Contemporary Korowai & Taniko Weaving, 6-9pm for 8 weeks, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $110.

May 14 The Educated Gardener, 9.30am-12.30pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $85.

May 15 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Community Centre, Waihi Beach, small fee. WBOPDC residents only.

May 15 Rotorua Botanical Society, Utuhina Walkway (urban), Rotorua. Email Chris.

May 15-16 Organic Market Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $395.

May 18-23 Chelsea Flower Show, London. Postponed to September.

May 20 Behind the Scenes at Hamilton Gardens, 9am-10am, $30 (includes morning tea).

May 20 Heritage Seed Gardening, 10am, Kukutaaruhe community garden, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph/txt 0204 070 7511.

May 21 Between the Lines with Lynda Hallinan, 12.30pm, Waipawa (Hawke’s Bay), $54.

May 21 Kiwi Trust Night Walk, 7-9.30pm, Ohope area, family pass, $54. Also June 4 and 18.

May 21-23 NZ Floral Art Conference, Napier.

May 22 Garden Design, 9am-3pm for 2 weeks, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $89.

May 22 Tauranga Walks, with Katikati Tramping Club, easy. Ph/txt Peter 027 634 4741.

May 22 Edible Gardening for Beginners, 9.30am-12.30pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $85.

May 22 Flower Workshop & Tour of Cymbidium Nursery, 1-3.30pm, Drury, Auckland, $195.

May 22-23 Gold Coin Plant Sale, 9am-4pm, Eden Garden, Epsom, Auckland (entry fee applies).

May 25-28 Green Pavlova, incorporating the World Urban Parks Asia-Pacific Congress, Rotorua.

May 27 Heritage Seed Gardening, 10am, Kukutaaruhe community garden, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph/txt 0204 070 7511.

May 27 Organic Edibles: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

May 29 Free Home Composting Workshops, 1.30pm, Taupo and Turangi.

May 30 Botanic Gardens Day, NZ and Australia.

June 3 Heritage Seed Gardening, 10am, Kukutaaruhe community garden, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph/txt 0204 070 7511.

June 4 Arbor Day Planting, 10am-3pm, Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, Hamilton, free.

June 4 Kiwi Trust Night Walk, 7-9.30pm, Ohope area, family pass, $54. Also June 18.

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

June 5 Plant Sales, Hamilton Gardens.

June 5 Arbor Day, NZ.

June 5-6 NZ Bird Conference, War Memorial Civic Centre, Thames.

June 8-12 World Bromeliad Conference, Florida, US. Postponed to 2022

June 10 Heritage Seed Gardening, 10am, Kukutaaruhe community garden, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph/txt 0204 070 7511.

June 12 The Full Monty Vege Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $135.

June 13 Rotorua Botanical Society, Whakarewarewa wetlands including 5 Mile Gate, meet 8am, Rotorua. Email Jacqui.

June 13 Hamilton Bonsai Group AGM & Garage Sale, 2-5pm, St Francis Church Hall, Hillcrest, Hamilton.

June 14 Rotorua Botanical Society AGM, 6pm, DOC, 99 Sala St, Rotorua. Meeting followed by guest speaker Ewen Cameron on Costa Rica flora and fauna. Ph/txt Paul 027 650 7264.

June 17 Heritage Seed Gardening, 10am, Kukutaaruhe community garden, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph/txt 0204 070 7511.

June 18 Kiwi Trust Night Walk, 7-9.30pm, Ohope area, family pass, $54.

June 19 Winter Pruning Workshop, 10am-noon, Howick, Auckland, $48.

June 20 Otanewainuku Forest Guided Walk, 10.30am, meet at Mountain Road, between Te Puke and Tauranga.

June 20 Solstice Tree Day, 10am-3pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $40.

June 24 Bringing a Garden Centre Back to Life : Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

June 26-July 4 NZ Garden Bird Survey. One of your time for citizen science.

June 27 Growing NZ Native Plants in Your Garden, 2-4pm, Otari Wilton’s Bush, Wellington $6.

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

July Singapore Garden Festival. Postponed to 2022.

July 2 Forest Garden Tour, 2-5pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $25.

July 3 Crop Swap, 10am-1am, 14 Jocelyn St, Katikati.Veges, fruit, seeds, baking, books, eggs, etc all welcome. Ph 07 549 4522.

July 3 The Full Monty Vege Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $135.

July 3 Plant Sales, Hamilton Gardens.

July 3 Fruit Tree Sale, 8am-noon, Hamilton Gardens, Gate 2 (not Garden Place as the listing says. The directions to the venue are correct.)

July 3 Fruit Tree Propagation Workshop, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $261.

July 4 Fruit Tree Pruning, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $117.

July 6-11 Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, London.

July 10 Midwinter Feast, 4-8.30pm, Hobbiton, near Matamata, $230.

July 18 Orchid Show, 9am-3pm, Hamilton Gardens, $3 entry ($5 for 2).

July 22 Permaculture: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

July 24 Pickling & Preserving, 10am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $150.

August 1-6 International Lichen Symposium, Bonito, Brazil. Postponed.

August 1 Start Your Gardening Journey, 9.30am-3.30pm, Papamoa Hills, $95 (includes lunch).

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

August 7 The Full Monty Vege Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $135.

August 7 Plant Sales, Hamilton Gardens.

August 14 NZ Camellia Show, Hotel Armitage, Tauranga.

August 26 Organics: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

August 28 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Settlers Hall, Omokoroa, small fee. WBOPDC residents only.

September World Bamboo Congress, Taiwan. Cancelled.

September NZ Alpine Plant Society Show, West Melton, near Christchurch.

September 1-5 Australian Orchid Conference & Show, Creastmead, Queensland (outskirts of Brisbane). Postponed to 2022.

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

September 4 The Full Monty Vege Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $135.

September 11-12 Grow Your Own, 9am-3pm, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $89.

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

September 12-17 Australian Native Plants Society Conference, Kiama, NSW. Postponed to 2022.

September 19-24 Gardening Masterclass, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $830/$920.

September 21-26 Chelsea Flower Show, London.

September 23 The Protea Family: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

September 24-25 Tauranga Orchid Show, 10am-4pm, Tauranga Racecourse, $3 (under 12 free).

September 26 Botanical Market, 9am-2pm, Morningside, Auckland.

September 26-October 1 Forest Garden Masterclass, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $828/$920.

September 27-October 1 Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Congress, Melbourne, Australia. Postponed to 2022.

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

October 9 Beginners Home Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $165. Also October 23.

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

October 16 Advanced Home Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $165. Also October 30.

October 21-28 World Rose Convention, Adelaide, Australia. Postponed to 2022.

October 23 Beginners Home Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $165.

October 28 Xanthe White: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

October 29-November 7 Taranaki Garden Festival.

October 30 Advanced Home Gardening Workshop, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $165.

November Auckland Garden DesignFest. Postponed to 2022.

November NZ Herb Federation Conference, Katikati.

November 5-7 Vanda & Slipper Orchid Symposium, Florida, USA.

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

November 6 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, Memorial Hall, Katikati, small fee. WBOPDC residents only.

November 12-14 Rotorua Garden Festival.

November 12-21 Sculpture Northland, Whangarei Quarry Gardens.

November 20 Cross Hills Country Fair, 9am-4pm, Kimbolton, near Feilding, $15.

November 20-21 Garden & Art Trail, Taupo, $40 (2 days).

November 21 Cambridge Garden Festival

November 22-26 Market Gardening Intensive, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $1175.

November 25 Apprenticeships: Waikato Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Wintec classroom, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens, $5 non-members.

November 26-28 NZ Rose Show & Convention, Conference Centre, Palmerston North. Celebrating 50 years of rose trials in the city.

November-December International Permaculture Convergence, Argentina.

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

December 4-5 Iwitahi Native Orchid Reserve Working Bee. The reserve is situated between Taupo and Napier. Email Keith for cost of lodge accommodation and other details.

December 6-10 Regenerative Living Intensive, Pakaraka Permaculture, near Thames, $1175.

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

2022

March 26-30 International Camellia Society Conference, Tuscany, Italy.

April 7-10 Australasian Bromeliad Conference, Auckland.

April 14-October 9 Floriade, The Netherlands. A once-in-10-years event.

May 5-7 European Orchid Council Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark.

June 8-12 World Bromeliad Conference, Florida, US.

July Singapore Garden Festival.

August 31-September 4 Australian Orchid Conference & Show, Creastmead, Queensland (outskirts of Brisbane).

September 11-16 Australian Native Plants Society Conference, Kiama, NSW.

September 26-30 Global Botanic Gardens Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

October 27-November 3 World Rose Convention, Adelaide, Australia.

November Auckland Garden DesignFest, NZ.

2023

March Floral Art World Show, Auckland, New Zealand

International Heritage Rose Conference

NZ Botanic Gardens:

Auckland: Upcoming events

Christchurch: Events calendar

Dunedin: What’s On listing

Wellington: Events.

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