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 cannot be held responsible if changes are made. New Zealand now has only two Covid-19 requirements should you test positive: Isolate for 7 days; wear a mask when visiting health facilities, including aged care. See the official website for information.

December: Tours of the Forest and Wetlands at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, various prices and dates.

December 4-7 NZ Plant Conservation Network conference, Queenstown.

December 7 Guided Walking Meditation, 5pm meet at The Arts Village, Rotorua, free.

December 7 Ecological Restoration & Mental Health, 7.30pm, 401 Angelsea St, Hamilton, free but donation appreciated. Zoom option available.

December 8 Guided Tour: Forest Gardening & Regen Animal Systems, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also January 12, February 9.

December 9 Kings Seeds Open Day, 9am-noon, 189 Wharawhara Rd, Katikati. Discount on catalogue items on the day.

December 9 Guided Tour: Veges, Soils & Seeds, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also January 13, February 10.

December 9 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

December 10 Amore Roses Open Day, 9.30am-4pm, 275 Vaile Road, Newstead, Waikato, free.

December 10 Forest Serenity Day, 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua, Waikato, $150.

December 10 Kiwi-aversion Dog Training, Kaueuranga Valley, Coromandel. Ph 07 867 9080 to book.

December 11 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $150.

December 11 Walnut Liquor-Making Class, 3-5pm, Gregoli Olive Grove, Whakatane area, $54.

December 17 A Hobbiton Christmas, 6-10.30pm, near Matamata, $240.

December 17 Kiwi-aversion Dog Training, Kuaotunu, Coromandel. Ph 07 867 9080 to book.

December 20 Te Puna Quarry Park AGM, 1pm at the Gallery.

December 26-March 31 Government Gardens Guided Tour, 11am, Rotorua, free. Please book a place.

Merry Christmas to all my readers
& a peaceful and safe New Year, wherever you may be!

Welcome to 2023

January 6 Waihaha Wilding Conifer Control Working Bee, 9am-2pm, Taupō-Turangi area, free.

January 8 Old Coach Road Historic Heritage Walk, 10am-3pm, meet at Horopito, koha.

January 9 Te Mātāpuna Wetland Walk, 9am-2pm, meet at Licorice Café Motuoapa (Lake Taupo), koha.

January 11 Maunga Clean-up Whakapapa, 10am-1pm, free.

January 12 Guided Tour: Forest Gardening & Regen Animal Systems, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also February 9, March 9.

January 13 Te Porere Redoubt Cultural Visit, 9.45-11.45am, near Whakapapa, koha.

January 13 Guided Tour: Veges, Soils & Seeds, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also February 10, March 10.

January 13 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

January 14 Avocado Food & Wine Festival, noon-6pm, Uretara Domain, Katikati, $45 earlybird (before Nov 30).

January 14 Forest Serenity Day, 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua, Waikato, $150.

January 14 Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods Trail, 8.30am-3.30pm, koha.

January 14 Auckland Lily Show, 10am-3pm, 956 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland, $2.

January 19 Waipāhīhī Botanical Gardens Hīkoi, 10am-noon, Taupō, koha.

January 20-21 Fuchsia Show, 10am-6pm (Fri), 9am-3pm (Sat), Civic Centre, Waiuku, $2. Ph/txt Mary 027 287 2681.

January 21 Waihi Dahlia Show, 12.30pm-3pm, Waihi Memorial Hall, Seddon St. Ph Jennifer 07 863 7563.

January 23 Okupata Caves Tour, 9.30am-12.30pm, or 1-4pm, meeting place Mangatepopo area, $22.

January 23 Wairakei Sanctuary Tour, 2-4.30pm, meet Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Pro Shop, koha. Repeated January 24.

January 24 Home Gardening Online Course with Yotam Kay, 5 weeks, $387.

January 25 Maunga Clean-up Turoa, 10am-12.30pm, free.

January 28 Beginners’ Home Gardening Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pakarakara Permaculture, near Thames, $195.

January 28 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupō, free. Repeated monthly until June.

February 4 Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Show, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland, $2. Contact Stewart, 09 445 0038.

February 4 Hobbiton Summer Harvest Festival, 6-11pm, near Matamata, $250.

February 5 Katikati A & P Show, Uretara Domain, click on the link for the Home Industries schedule.

February 8 Regenerative Organic Market Gardening with Yotam Kay, online for 7 weeks, $847.

February 9 Guided Tour: Forest Gardening & Regen Animal Systems, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also March 9.

February 10 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

February 10 Guided Tour: Veges, Soils & Seeds, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110. Also March 10.

February 11-12 NZ Dahlia Show (North Island), Hamilton Gardens.

February 12 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $150.

February 12 Guided Walk: Trees, 10-11am, Huia Lodge, Cornwall Park, Epsom Auckland, free, but please register.

February 15 Free Composting Workshop, 2-3.30pm, Firth Tower, Matamata, free but please book a space.

February 16-19 Art Deco Festival, Napier.

February 18 Garden Design, 9am-3pm for 2 weeks, Fraser High School, Hamilton, $95.

February 18-19 NZ Dahlia Show (South Island), Tinwald Hall, Ashburton.

February 19 Forest Serenity Day, 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua, Waikato, $150.

February 24-March 5 Hamilton Arts Festival, many events at Hamilton Gardens.

February 25 Rotorua Dahlia Show, 10am-3.30pm, Ngongotaha Hall, Rotorua.

February 25 Herbal Health & Healing Workshop, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $316 (earlybird).

February 25 Forest bathing in the Tautari Wetlands, 2pm, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $55. Also March 18.

February 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupo, free. Repeated monthly until June.

February 26 Indigenous Tree Lore & Tree Connection, 10am, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $70. Also March 19.

February 26 Mansfield in Her Own Words, Unplugged, 6.45pm, Mansfield Garden, Hamilton Gardens, $55.

February 26 Walking Meditation, 10am-noon, Cornwall Park, Epsom, Auckland, free.

February 26-March 3 Forest Garden Masterclass, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $885 (earlybird).

March 2-5 Trial & Tribulation, various times, a dance and theatre work that takes its audience on a tour of the Picturesque Garden, Hamilton Gardens, koha.

March 3 Morrinsville Dahlia Show, 11am-3.30pm, Campbell Hall, Canada St, Morrinsville.

March 4-5 Mercury Bay Art Escape Open Studios, 10am-4pm. Also next weekend.

March 5 Plant Sale, 10am-1pm, Te Puna Quarry Park (near Tauranga), cash only.

March 5-10 Gardening Masterclass, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $885 (earlybird).

March 8 Teaching Gardens with John Adams, noon-1pm, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland, free but please register.

March 9 Guided Tour: Forest Gardening & Regen Animal Systems, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110.

March 10 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

March 10 Guided Tour: Veges, Soils & Seeds, 9am-4pm, Koanga Institute, near Wairoa, $110.

March 11-12 Mercury Bay Art Escape Open Studios, 10am-4pm. Also next weekend.

March 12 Hamilton Dahlia Show, Hamilton Gardens.

March 12 Autumn Migration Day, Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, will include a speaker. High tide 11.20am.

March 15-17 Coastal Restoration Trust Conference, Auckland.

March 17-18 Ayrlies Plant Fair, 9am-3pm, Whitford, near Auckland, $15.

March 18 Forest bathing in the Tautari Wetlands, 2pm, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $55.

March 19 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $150.

March 19 Indigenous Tree Lore & Tree Connection, 10am, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $70.

March 17-21 Australian Landscape Design Conference, Melbourne.

March 23-26 Australasian Bromeliad Conference, Auckland.

March 24-26 NZ Tree Crops Association Conference, Otaki.

March 25 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupo, free. Repeated monthly until June.

March 26 The Great Pumpkin Carnival, 10am-2pm, Hamilton Gardens, free.

March 26-28 International Camellia Society Conference, Lake Maggiore, Italy.

March 31-April 1 BOP Orchid Show, Memorial Hall, Te Puke.

April 1-16 Echo Walking Festival, Waikato, Coromandel & Western Bay of Plenty.

April 2 The Full Monty Gardening Workshop, 9.30am-3pm, The Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge, $150.

April 14 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

April 21-23 NZ Bonsai Convention, Christchurch.

April 29 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupo, free. Repeated monthly until June.

May 5-6 Tauranga Orchid Show, Racecourse, Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga.

May 12 Rongoā rākau: Introduction to Māori herbal medicine, 10.30am-noon, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Road, Te Awamutu, $58.

May 14 Plant Sale, 10am-1pm, Te Puna Quarry Park (near Tauranga), cash only.

May 27 Home Composting Workshop, 1.30pm, Turangi & Taupo, free. Last one until October.

To June Colours Deluxe: The Art Album of NZ Flora by Sarah & Edward Featon, exhibition at Tairāwhiti Museum, Gisborne, free.

June 3-5 NZ Bird Conference, Taranaki.

June 5-9 International Heritage Rose Conference, Belgium.

September 29-October 1 Orchids & More: Rare and Unusual Plants, 10am-4pm, Mystery Creek, near Hamilton, $10. Incorporating the 10th NZ Orchid Expo.

October 8 Plant Sale, 10am-1pm, Te Puna Quarry Park (near Tauranga), cash only.

November 10-12 Rotorua Garden Festival, Rotorua.

2024

Matamata Festival of Flowers, NZ

March Floral Art World Show, Auckland, New Zealand

March 21-24 European Orchid Council Conference and Exhibition, Dresden, Germany.

NZ Botanic Gardens:

Auckland: Upcoming events

Christchurch: Events calendar

Dunedin: What’s On listing

Wellington: Events.

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