Oct 21 - Dec 3 9:30am - 4pm Thursday to Sunday
Amazing Iris Garden Open Days. 122 Walford Road, Katikati. Fields of irises in bloom, potted irises for sale. Group bookings welcome
Nov 25 - 26
Auckland Garden DesignFest. View the work of top garden designers in 20 private gardens not usually open to the public. Tickets $65 for all gardens, $10 single garden access; three gardens for $20.
Nov 25
Great Barrier Island Spectacular by Nature Garden Tour
Nov 25 10am-4pm
Glen Oroua School Home & Garden Trail, Manawatu. 12 venues, Christmas theme, country tea rooms and cooking demonstration.
Nov 25 10am-3pm
Auckland Horticultural Society Sweet Pea & Flower Show. Horticultural Centre, 990 Great North Road, Western Springs. Free.
Nov 25 12-4pm; Nov 26 9.30am-3pm
Manawatu Spring Rose Show. Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. Free entry.

Sun 6 Nov 10am-4pm
Governors Bay House and Garden Tour. Treat yourself to a fabulous day in Governors Bay. Meander through gorgeous gardens including Ohinetahi. Tickets $50 supporting the enhancement of the Governors Bay School playground.
Nov 26
Summer Garden Tour. 11 gardens, workshops, stalls. Sumner Beach, Esplanade, Christchurch. Tour $30, espalier workshops $15. Adults only. Bookings essential
Nov 29 - Dec 3 10am to 6pm
New Zealand Flower & Garden Show, The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson.
Jan 19 10am-6pm; Jan 20 9am-3pm.
Franklin Fuchsia 18th Annual Show, Waiuku Civic Centre, cnr King St Waiuku.
Phone: 027 287 2681
Jan 27 1-4:30pm; Jan 28 9:30am-3pm
Brightwater Hort Society Summer Flower Show. Brightwater Hall, Nelson. Plant & gift stalls, afternoon teas. New entrants welcome. Adults $4, kids free.
Phone: 027 756 8337
Feb 3
Hokitika Garden Ramble - an annual fundraiser for St Andrews Church and tickets are available on the day from the church on the SH 6. Wet or fine.

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