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 details change. Botanic garden details at the end.

December 19 Awapuni Nursery Tour, 10am, Pioneer Highway, Palmerston North, free but please let them know you’re coming.

Welcome to 2019!

January 3-4 Saving all Plants in a Changing World Conference, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China.

January 5 Beginners Home Gardening Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Farm, near Thames, $150.

January 12 Avocado Food & Wine Festival, Uretara Domain, Katikati.

January 12-13 NZ Lily Show, Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch, $5.

January 17 Perfume Playground Club, 6.30-8pm, Ponsonby, Auckland, $102 (earlybird). Also Feb 21.

January 18 Waihi Dahlia Show, Memorial Hall, Waihi, noon-3.30pm.

January 19 Looking at the Good Life, 10am-5pm, near Tirau, $120. Animals, orchards and gardens.

January 19-20 Taranaki Orchid Show, Highlands Intermediate School, New Plymouth.

January 25-27 Wild Orchids Southern Africa, South Africa.

January 26 Ferment, Preserve, Pickle, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Farm, near Thames, $150.

January 26 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Taupo Community Gardens, free but registration essential.

January 26 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, near Turangi, free but registration essential.

January 27 Koanga Institute Tour, 1-4pm, Wairoa area, $25.

January 28 Dahlia Show, Hamilton Gardens, 11.30am-3.30pm.

February 9 Worm Composting Workshop, 1-3pm, War Memorial Hall, Te Puke, $34.50 (take home a worm farm worth $255). Western Bay residents only.
February 9-10 National Dahlia Show (North Island), Feilding.
February 10 Floral Embroidery Workshop, 10.30am-4.30pm, Auckland City Gallery, $248.40 (AAG members $198.50).
February 16-17 National Dahlia Show (South Island), Gore.
February 21 Perfume Playground Club, 6.30-8pm, Ponsonby, Auckland, $102 (earlybird).
February 23 Rotorua Dahlia Show, Ngongotaha Hall, 10am-3.30pm.
February 23 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Taupo Community Gardens, free but registration essential.
February 23 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, near Turangi, free but registration essential.
February 23 Pruning & Maintaining a Home Orchard, 10am-4pm, nearTirau, $120.
February 23-24 Organic Market Gardening Workshop, 9am-5pm, Pakaraka Farm, near Thames, $490.
February 24-March 1 Seed Week,  Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $828, camping facilities included.
March 2 Dahlia Show, Morrinsville, 11am-3.30pm.
To March 3 The Garden Party, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, free. A special exhibition to mark the opening of the Katherine Mansfield Garden at Hamilton Gardens.
March 10 Dahlia Show, Hamilton Gardens, 11.30am-3.30pm.
March 19 Plant Propagation Through the Year, 9.30am-2.30pm, Whakamarama (near Tauranga), $45 (series of 4 $165 – this is the final date).
March 23 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Taupo Community Gardens, free but registration essential.
March 23 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, near Turangi, free but registration essential.
March 27-30 Festival of Flowers, Civic & Memorial Centre, Matamata, $15 (season ticket $30). Open 9am-8pm (Weds-Fri) and 9am-5pm (Sat).
March 29-31 NZ Tree Crops Association Conference, Nelson.
March 31 Great Pumpkin Carnival, 10am-2.30pm, Hamilton Gardens, free.
April 3-7 National Permaculture Hui, Riverton.
April 8-10 RHS Orchid Show, London.
April 13-14 Go Wild with Weaving, Golden Bay, NZ. Repeated April 16-17.
April 16-17 Go Wild with Weaving, Golden Bay, NZ.
April 27 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Taupo Community Gardens, free but registration essential.
April 27 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, near Turangi, free but registration essential.
April 27-May 2 Regional Rose Convention, Nanyang, China.
May 3-5 Magnolia Society International Annual Meeting, Chicago, US.
May NZ Floral Art Society Conference, Palmerston North, including Designer of the Year competition.
May Planning a Home Orchard, Tirau.
May 21-25 Chelsea Flower Show, London.
May 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Taupo Community Gardens, free but registration essential.
May 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, near Turangi, free but registration essential.
May 29-June 1 IPPS Australia & NZ Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
June 7-9 International Herb Symposium, Norton, Massachusetts, US.
May 17- June 2 International Plant Propagators Society Tour, Queensland, Australia.
June 1-2 Cactus Show, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Scotland.
June 8-9 Open Garden Squares Weekend, London.
June 14-16 Open Gardens Weekend, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
June North American Lily Society Show, Massachusetts.
July 2-7 Hampton Court Flower Show, Richmond-upon-Thames, England.
July Propagation Workshop, Koanga Institute, Wairoa.
August 29-September 2 US National Dahlia Show, Grand Rapid, Michigan.
September 18-23 National Orchid Expo
, Palmerston North.
September 29-October 4 Australian Native Plant Society Conference, Albany, Western Australia.
October 11-13 NZ Bonsai Convention, Hamilton.
November NZ Rose Show, Hamilton.
November Rotorua Garden Festival.
November 7-10 Garden Marlborough festival.

2020

January Regional Rose Convention, Kolkata, India.
February World Association of Floral Artists Convention, Jaipur, India.
March World Orchid Convention, Taiwan.
March 24-30 International Protea Research Symposium, Canary Islands.
June World Heritage Rose Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
September 11-13 US National Dahlia Show, Wenatchee,Washington state.
September 17-21 World Daffodil Convention, Canberra, Australia.
September-March Australis, a 6-month garden expo, Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia.
International Lichenological Symposium, Bonito, Brazil.
October World Bamboo Congress, Taiwan.
November NZ Iris Convention, Tauranga.
November 28-29 NZ Rose Show & Convention, Palmerston North.

2021

May 8-11 International Rock Garden Conference, Perth, Scotland.
October 14-17 World Bonsai Convention
, Perth, Australia.
October 21-28 World Rose Convention, Adelaide, Australia.

NZ Botanic Gardens:

Auckland: Upcoming events
Christchurch: Events calendar
Dunedin: What’s On listing
Wellington: Events.

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