Events in the parks and gardens

Join us and get involved in some of the events going on in Christchurch's amazing parks and gardens. See you there!

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Take a look below for some of the activities happening in our parks over the next few months. You can also view upcoming events around Christchurch at

Date Event Description
Sunday 2 April Sea 2 Sky Challenge

An end of summer challenge that includes a run along the scenic Godley Head Walkway. Find out how to register.

Sunday 2 April Muddy Good Run A race for adults and children, crawling, running and walking over obstacles and through mud and water at the Canterbury Agricultural Park. Ticketed Event.
Friday 14 April to 30 April Autumn Harvest Discovery Trail 10am to 5pm. A free school holidays event in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, most suitable ages 5-10. First, collect a booklet from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre then hunt for plants that are great to eat.
Saturday 29 to 30 April Celebrating Autumn Garden Show 10am to 5pm. Get inspired by the beautiful blooms and garden experts at this free event, from the Canterbury Horticultural Society’s Fruit & Vegetable Circle, to the annual Chrysanthemum competition and representatives from Edible Canterbury/Otakaro Orchard. At the ilex function room and marquee.
Sunday 30 April Curators Edible Garden Session 1pm to 3.30pm. Join this workshop at the Curators House Garden on 'Bedding in - preparing your food garden for winter'. Tickets $39. Find out more and book on eventfinda.

And much, much more to come over the next few months! Have a look at the websites listed above for all the details and enjoy our beautiful outdoors.

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Running an event in parks and gardens

Many of our parks and gardens offer fantastic places to run your event.


Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual event to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors.

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day is held every year on 5 June to draw attention to the importance of trees in our society.