Aug 21
Rhododendron Auckland Annual Dinner. Speaker Kate Hillier-Cook on UK gardens and the Hillier nursery. Parnell Holy Trinity Cathedral, Monteith Room.
Phone: 09 524 0241
Aug 24-25 9am-3.30pm
Eden Gardens annual Tulip Festival. View 16,000 tulips in bloom, plus children's activities, BBQ, art exhibition, music. 24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland. Adults $12, seniors $8, under 12 free.
Aug 24-25 10am-4pm
Manawatu Orchid Society Spring Show. Plants and sundry sales. Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. Free entry.
Phone: 06 358 3962
Aug 31 Sat 1-5pm, Sept 1 Sun 10-3.30pm
Titahi Bay Horticultural Society 54th Spring Flower Show. Paremata School Hall, 43 Paremata Cres. Entry fee $2. Check details on website and Facebook
Sep 1-30
September is Bee Aware Month - Love Our Bees. See how you can take some simple and practical steps to help bees.
Sep 14 1-5pm; Sep 15 10am-4pm
NZ Alpine Garden Society grand Spring National Show. Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St, Christchurch.
Sep 14-22
Conservation Week - Nature Needs Us. Get involved by protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for nature. Take part in an event near you.
Sep 14 12-4pm; Sep 15 10am-3.30pm
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Spring Show featuring Daffodils. The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt. Entry $3 adults, children free. Features include a display of daffodils and bonsai from the Wellington Bonsai Club. Plants for sale.
Oct 12-13 10am to 4pm both days
Wellington Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show. Walter Nash Centre, 20/22 Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt.
Phone: 04 2358221
Nov 7-10
Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough
Nov 16 10am-4pm Nov 17 10am-4pm
Taupo Art and Garden Trail. 28 gardens including art, music and afternoon tea. Tickets $40 covers both days; $50 if lunchbox ordered (Saturday only). Preview evening Friday 15th, $15. Book online
027 624 0162
Nov 9 11am-4.30pm Nov 10 10am-3pm
Auckland Rose Society Annual Show. Selwyn Library, 10 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell (opp Holy Trinity Cathedral). Free entry.
Phone: 027 5624320

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