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News and Events

This webpage lists forthcoming News and Events - check this page often.

All are welcome to our events.  Please encourage family and friends to join us.

Past News and Events are recorded in our Newsletter.


  • Every Sun, Feb 4 to Mar 25, 12.30pm to 2pm

City Sounds.

Brass and silver bands will be entertaining in the Botanic Gardens every Sunday through February to March. Grab a picnic and enjoy the show. Various locations in the Botanic Gardens.

  • Sun
    18 March,

Regenerating Christchurch's Port Hills.

Antony Shadbolt, Landscape Architect/Ecologist with Parks Division of Christchurch City Council.

Antony is going to speak about his work regenerating the Port Hills following the fires of 2017.

Old Information Centre. Members $2, non-members $10.

  • Sun
    22 April,

A walk to the Asiatic Border.

David Barwick, Section Curator, Asiatic & Herbaceous Borders.

David will walk us over to discuss some of the unusual plants in this border.

Meet at the Old Information Centre.

  • Sat 14 to Sun 29 April

Plant Power Discovery Trail.

Plants have superpowers in our school holiday trail! Follow clues around the Gardens and discover how plants defeat their enemies and use fire to grow.

Get your FREE booklet from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

  • Fri 20 to Sun 22 April

Autumn Show.

This free, not to be missed gardening event will provide a range of horticulture exhibits, seminars, workshops and entertainment for all ages. Come along to learn, and share your knowledge about gardening during expert led sessions and activities.

Visitor Centre and Ilex Café lawn

  • Sat 21 April, 11am-3pm

Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens plant sale.

Under the Palm tree over the bridge from the Armagh Street car park.

  • Sun 22 April, 10am

Curator’s Edible Garden.

Get your garden prepared for the winter with an autumn tidy up with Collection Curator Louise Young and sustainability expert Rhys Taylor. Book tickets on Eventfinda, $39 per person, limited availability.

Curator’s House Restaurant and Curator’s Garden

  • Fri 18 May, 10am

Ecofriendly agapanthus.

Murray Dawson, botanist at Landcare Research, will talk about his current research on Agapanthus and how this popular garden plant on the verge of being a weed can still be used in our gardens.

Old Information Centre. Members $2, non-members $10.

  • Sun 27 May

BGANZ open day.

The Botanic Gardens Australia New Zealand open day will give you the chance to see behind the scenes in a working botanic garden. The nurseries will be open, showcasing the hard work and dedication it takes to maintain the Gardens throughout all seasons of the year.

Visitor Centre