Connecting people to the art, science and practice of gardening and horticulture.

Located in the Kiosk, opposite the Armagh Street footbridge entrance to the Gardens, the Canterbury Horticultural Society (CHS) is open seven days a week. Drop in for a chat with the friendly and knowledgeable volunteers inside.

Season Opening hours
Winter 10am to 3pm
Summer 10am to 4pm
Christmas Day Closed

The CHS is New Zealand's largest gardening and horticultural organisation, providing information, garden tours and activities including: 
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  • All About Gardening, a monthly programme of gardening and speakers held on the first Monday evening and Tuesday morning of the month.
  • Winter Speaker Series, a themed series of monthly talks held annually.
  • Various workshops and training courses aimed at upskilling in horticulture.

Find out more, or become a member.(external link)