A small hobby nursery, situated in Diamond Harbour, specializing in alpines, woodland plants and bulbs. I like the challenge of growing unusual and rare plants and my aim is to offer "something different". Visits are welcome but please ring first. 03 329 3124
Sandi Leith has been the force behind Alouette for many years, and her collection of special tiny rhododendrons and woodland plants goes back much further still
Behind the Hedge Garden Co.
Kate & Sue grow an extensive range of alpines, perennials and choice bulbs from imported seed. Check with them for hard-to-source plants. They are also producers of asparagus, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and free range eggs at 108 Coldstream Road, Rangiora
Becky Fox Matthews
Becky Fox Matthews lives in Nashville and is a fan of Country Music and of hiking the trails of Tennessee. A former President of the American Daffodil Society Becky has recently become an accredited judge of Floral design. Her most recent task has been to judge the cut flower section at the Tennessee State Fair. She is an avid photographer of plants growing along the trails and will share one special place with us at the Botanical Expo dinner.
Book your tickets ($40) for the Botanical Expo dinner with guest speaker Becky Fox Matthews on "Wildflowers from the Cedar Glades of Tennessee” Download Booking Form
Saturday 6pm Baylis Lounge
Visiting from the USA, Bill is a daffodil breeder, exhibitor and international judge. His growing philosophy is to create healthy new varieties for show and garden using organic gardening methods.
Attend Bill's Workshop For the Love of Bulbs on Sunday 2pm at the Tod Lounge.
Cailtin Joy from Freya Flora
Caitlin launched her floristry career from a young age and has loved working with flowers ever since. Originally from Cambridge she has worked in Wellington, Amsterdam and Otautahi, Christchurch. With every floral design Caitlin aims to create a little slice of garden paradise.
Attend Caitlyn's Workshop Edible Bouquets on Sunday 11.30pm at the Tod Lounge.
The Canterbury Horticultural Society is New Zealand's largest gardening and horticultural organisation and recently celebrated its 160th Anniversary. Their comprehensive programme features walking groups, tours, shows and educational activities. Located in the Kiosk, opposite the Armagh Street footbridge entrance to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the Canterbury Horticultural Society (CHS) is open seven days a week.
The Christchurch Bonsai Society is open to all people interested in bonsai and meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except January) at 7.30 in the Cotswold Preschool on Colesbury St in Bishopdale. We offer beginner’s classes and workshops for those interested in learning about bonsai
Fishermans Bay garden is one of our Garden Visit Prize. It is an amazing garden of incredible beauty, with simply the best views on the peninsula combined with exquisite planting which will make your private tour with Jill Simpson with a group of up to nine friends something super special. Organize a lunch in Akaroa or collect together a picnic and have a wonderful day.
Margaret Long of Frensham Garden is offering a WONDERFUL Garden Visit prize of a private guided tour with Margaret Long and a group of nine of your friends. The garden is superbly designed and there are many lovely vistas and changes in pace and scale. Margaret is the editor of the popular Gardener’s Journal; something for the serious gardener to subscribe to. The journal reflects Margaret’s passion for
design and horticultural know how which is so apparent in her garden. An evening visit is a wonderful experience and perfect for photography
Fulton Hogan delivers high-quality infrastructure to improve the lives of people in Australia and New Zealand, every day. They have a 9,000 strong team working in every kind of weather - creating, connecting, and caring for communities. From concrete, asphalt and aggregates through to biodiesel, signs and graphics, they've been supplying top quality construction products to the industry for 90 years.
Fulton Hogan is a sponsor of the Botanical Expo.
Ultimate all purpose fertiliser that’s cold processed to keep nutrients in.
Our ingredients are souced from the most pristine beaches of Banks Peninsula in the South Island of New Zealand.
The herbs Comfrey & Stinging nettle, come from a local organic apple orchid and hand picked by myself fresh.
The effective microbials (EM) are batch brewed by myself from organic ingredients and added to the barrels to help break down the fish and seaweed.
Come and join Anita from Growing Kiwi Gardeners for a seed sowing workshop for children on Saturday. Suitable for children of all ages. Anita has been running a hands-on gardening programme in early childhood centres since 2018 and has a passion for encouraging children to grow their own food.
Hamish and Mika’s Plants
Overflowing from an incredible botanic garden of unusual plants, spares are sold. All profits go to the NZAGS's Steve Newall Memorial Fund to be used to bring overseas gardening luminaries to NZ, This year he is Jim Jermyn, a Himalayan plant expert and renowned gardener. Read more on NZAGS.com.
Hughes Developments is a property development company based in Christchurch with a history of over 37 years. Their specialties include building and marketing residential subdivisions, as well as delivering industrial and commercial property developments.
Hughes Developments is a sponsor of the Botanical Expo.
Indoor Botanicals is a small houseplants plant store situated in sunny Marlborough. Owned by Laura she runs both her plant store and accommodation at her home on Rapaura Road. You will find both common and rarer plants in store alongside a wide selection of planters, gifts and all other planty essentials to keep your plants happy and healthy.
A society that has, since its formation in 1950, cultivated a legacy of excellence in iris cultivation, appreciation, and education. Visit their stand and plant stall to see new and exciting varieties.
Janine Young’s Plants
selling trilliums, fritillarias, spring bulbs and some woodland-type plants. A hobby grower. I have sown a lot of seed last season so in a few years’ time I will hopefully have some really choice plants available.
Joy and Nancy’s Treasures
Two Ashburton women who are addicted to treasures and other interesting plants. They sell what they love to grow. Trilliums, garden orchids, fritillaria and Erythroniums among other choice plants.
latitude is Canterbury’s own high-quality inspirational and aspirational magazine. We feature real human interest stories about local people, places, businesses and charities; about standout performers, achievements and milestones; and about those making a difference in our communities.
Specialising in indoor plants – our curated range of gift-able greens are for every occasion. From succulents to palms, sundrenched rooms to lower light bookshelves, there is a plant to suit everyone and every space. Each plant comes with its own unique care card in our special plant delivery boxes so you'll never have to search through plant books again.
the New Zealand Lily Society is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Members enjoy growing and promoting flowers in the genus Lilium. An annual Show is held in early January each year to celebrate lilies and enable members to show their lilies, and to spread the word about these magnificent plants, their beauty and variety. They have regular bulb sales and will be selling bulbs at the Expo.
Dr Colin Meurk BHU
Colin is an adjunct teacher at both local Universities, Crown Research associate, consultant ecologist and the Canterbury Horticultural Society’s Honorary Botanist. His mission is application of biogeography, ecological theory and design, spatial dynamics, subantarctic/alpine ecology, and citizen science (inaturalist.nz) to nature conservation and restoration across cultural landscapes; he has received various awards for his participatory and science-based conceptualization, planning and design for biodiversity.
Attend Dr Colin Meurk's Workshop Be diverse! on Sunday 1pm at the Tod Lounge
Bonsai trees, Indoor plants, Succulents and Cacti. An enthusiast whose hobby has meant that some need to be sold, you can be the winner here
This year we will have a nice mix of early flowering special plants, including Dicentra, Erodium, Pulsatilla and other little treasures. I have been involved in the hort industry for many years and love growing plants for fun now.
We are a society of enthusiasts who explore and enjoy nature photography through guest lectures, field trips, exhibitions, members’ showcases and social nights. We enjoy getting out with our cameras in hand on weekend and day field trips to explore and appreciate many parts of the country and hone our photography skills.
The New Zealand Alpine Garden Society, is a dynamic club aimed at horticultural excellence, sharing skills and a love of alpine, woodland and bulbous plants.
Plants from the Hokonui collection. Coming - Online sales of plants. Suzanne Pickford’s www.ortel.nz
Home to freshly hand-picked flowers, Peninsula Flowers is the leading grower and florist in Canterbury. Since 2010, we have committed to providing clients only the finest flowers, bouquets and arrangements. Our arrangements are of the highest quality, and as we grow most of our product ourselves you know its fresh offered at unbeatable prices.
Readylawn is a proud third generation family business started in Christchurch more than 50 years ago. Readylawn’s core business is the production and sales of the best quality roll out instant lawn. They offer installation services, landscape design and construction, irrigation, Lawn care advice, lawn maintenance , sports field construction, golf course construction and maintenance. Anything to do with turf! Readylawn is a sponsor of the Expo.
Finest quality Rhododendrons for every budget, delivered around New Zealand daily. Use rhododendrons to create a beautiful outside space to relax in. These low-maintenance plants have transformed thousands of gardens for New Zealand homes. Demonstration and talk by Lisa West at the stall. There is a lovely Rhododendron to be won at the NZAGS raffle each day of the Expo.
Nestled on the boundary of Oxford in North Canterbury is this beautiful garden surrounding self-contained accommodation, wedding venue and plant nursery.
Ribblesdale Gardens will be selling garden treasures at the Botanical Expo.
Ryman is New Zealand's largest retirement village operator and its villages are home to more than 12,500 residents.
Ryman Healthcare is a gold sponsor of the Botanical Expo.
Secret Gardens is a curated collection of gardens across New Zealand, each with a passionate, knowledgeable gardener, hosting guided visits and workshops in their specialist areas. The gardens include urban food forests and vegetable gardens, boutique sustainable flower farms, lifestyle properties and established country gardens.
Southern Woods is one of the South Island’s largest and most progressive nurseries, producing a wide range of plants for projects large and small. They supply healthy, hardy plants to retail and wholesale customers across New Zealand. Their range includes New Zealand natives, specimen trees, landscape shrubs, specialist forestry species, fruit trees and plenty more.
There are Southern Woods vouchers to be won at the Expo.
The Flaming Rabbit is a Bar/Eatery/Café at 3 Vernon Dr, Lincoln, 7608, NZ.
The Flaming Rabbit is a sponsor of the Expo.
SSE is a charitable trust run by a small team of volunteers based in Christchurch. Founded in 1992 the SSE aims to preserve as many of the old and local cultivars as possible by facilitating the exchange of seeds between gardeners. They are especially interested in seed lines that are no longer available commercially, or seed which has been saved in a family for a number of generations.
Attend SSE's Workshop Sowing Sustainably on Sunday 3pm at the Tod Lounge
Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden (TSG) is an evolving sculpture garden and native regeneration project. Our mission is to support contemporary sculpture practice in New Zealand and to enhance native biodiversity in Canterbury.
Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden is open on Friday 15 September 10am - 4pm and Saturday 16 September 10am - 4pm
Entry Price $10 (usual $15)
Address: 1/199 Cossars Road,RD2,Christchurch, NZ
See Gardens Open for more information
Run by David and Leitha Adams. A lifetime of love and care has gone into daffodil breeding and cultivation. Make an order after looking at the blooms on show.
Kate Foster of Terrace Station Heritage Garden offers a special Garden Visit Prize of a guided tour of her garden for a group of ten people. You will hear stories of the evolution of the garden, family involvement in the garden and enjoy a cuppa on the veranda. Kate is a direct descendant of Sir John Hall, parliamentarian and woman’s suffrage promoter. Relive history; invite your best garden and history-loving friends; enjoy a memorable few hours.
We are a plant nursery specialising in plants native to New Zealand, with an emphasis on the less commonly available. We offer a wide variety, from coastal and inland mountain plants ranging from wet to dry conditions, whatever plant you are looking for we can help.
Tai Tapu Garden Club
A group of friendly gardening enthusiasts