Join us for one of our upcoming events at the Gardens. We look forward to seeing you!
Enchanted Garden exhibition
A riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit has taken over the former Tea Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the newly reopened Christchurch Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery.
Hone your skills or learn something new at this month's Canterbury Horticultural Society Winter Workshop: 'Have a Go' at Pruning Roses, Hydrangeas and Camellias. Please bring meth and rags for hygiene and your own secateurs. The event will be cancelled if wet.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been munching his way through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens! Follow him through the Gardens and discover what’s in his belly in this exciting trail packed with scenes inspired by Eric Carle’s classic picture book. It is accompanied by several live story sessions brought to you by the Christchurch City Libraries.
Botanic Gardens trail
Story telling sessions
Join David Adams as he presents this month's talk on the history, literature and modern development of bulbs. As a former President of the Canterbury Horticultural Society, David showcases his internationally recognised skill in daffodil culture and breeding.
Join qualified horticulturalist David Milne on this five week course aimed at learning the basics of horticulture. Perfect for the interested home gardener or those in the trade wishing to up skill, learning outcomes include plant structure, function, and propagation, soil types and modification and selecting plants to suit the growing conditions.
The Friends of the Botanic Gardens present a talk once a month. This month's talk is presented by Dr Peter Heenan, an ecological and botanical consultant with 40 years experience growing and studying native plants. Dr Heenan will present examples of a number of newly recognised native species during his talk.
If you are looking for something to do in Christchurch parks, please check out our volunteer programme.