Join us for one of our upcoming events at the Gardens. We look forward to seeing you!
Stay up to date with Botanic Gardens events and seasonal highlights on Facebook(external link).
Download a map of the Botanic Gardens [PDF, 2.2 MB] showing all event locations.
You are invited to join a number of events throughout the year at the New Zealand World Peace Bell located in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Celebrate, commemorate and have a go at ringing the bell.
|UN Holocaust Memorial Day||27 January|
|Christchurch Earthquake Memorial||22 February|
|Tōhoku Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Day||11 March|
|Christchurch Mosque Memorial||15 March|
|UN International Bicycle Day||3 June|
|Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance||7 August|
|UN International Day of Peace||21 September|
|UN International Malala Day for Girl's Education||10 November|
|CHC Peace Bell Open Day||Second Sunday in December|
|Joya-no-kane 108 Bells||31 December|
The World Peace Bell Association(external link) organises all of the above ceremonies with the exception of UN Holocaust Memorial Day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance and Joya-no-kane 108 Bells.
Sometimes new events are added so please check back for commemorations of interest.
10am to 11.30am, Mondays during the school term.
Calling all parents, grandparents and caregivers! Bring your preschool-aged tamariki into the Christchurch Botanic Gardens to enjoy a simple craft or plant-based activity with the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
Stories, toys and colouring-in are available too.
Enjoy gardening and nature-based activities with your preschooler.
More information is available on the Canterbury Horticultural Society Facebook page(external link).
Envirokids is a chance to connect kiwi kids to our environmental community and it's free.
Every Saturday, the Envirohub(external link) will have activities for kids inspired by the mahi (work) of different organisations that work with the environment.
Activities are available between 10am to 3pm every Saturday (even in the holidays).
10.30am to 1.30pm Thursdays.
Pop in for an environmental chat if you need inspiration or advice on anything from starting a new environmental project, volunteer challenges, funding advice for green projects, sustainability at home or waste and recycling processes.
The EnviroHub are here to help:
Find more information about Environmental Chat(external link).
Join the Friends of the Botanic Gardens volunteer guides for free guided walks at the Botanic Gardens (October to April) and Mona Vale Gardens (year-round).
Pick and choose from a wonderful selection of topics or come along to all of them for a dose of exercise, beautiful displays, and education rolled into one.
If you have any queries about guided walks at Mona Vale or the Botanic Gardens, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
10am to 3pm, Sunday 3 December.
The Friends of the Botanic Gardens have run out of room in their nursery. Help them clear some space for new plants at this pop-up pre-Christmas plant clearance.
Fully grown healthy plants are ready for your garden including a wide range of perennials sourced from the Botanic Gardens' own stock.
A variety of hydrangeas as well as a selection of special bulbs like Clivia, Hippeastrum and Allium will provide a summer and autumn full of colour.
For any enquiries about the plants being sold, please contact email@example.com.
To get involved in volunteering in the Botanic Gardens, join the Friends of the Botanic Gardens(external link).