NZ Garden Clubs

Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden

The Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden is an incorporated society formed in 1986. We are a not-for-profit membership-based organisation providing support for the development and maintenance of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Funds from annual membership fees, donations, plant sales, and funding applications help to enhance and ensure the future of the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

For more information visit our website

Auckland Begonia Circle

As a ‘gardening group’ we meet on the 2nd Saturday of every second month, Feb (show) Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.

Meetings, apart from Feb are in the ‘Friends’ Building’ at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Contact via web site or email

St Heliers Horticultural Society and Garden Club

Meetings are held at 1.30pm on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Community Centre Presbyterian Church 100 St Heliers Bay Road St Heliers, Telephone Secretary and Membership: 575 3518
Visitors welcome.

Waikanae & District Horticultural Society

Meetings are held monthly on the second Friday in the evening. They are in the Kapiti or (failing that as a region) Wellington region.

The secretary contact is Richard Griffith, please contact on Ph: 042 930 884 for further information.

The Auckland Herb Society

This society was formed in 1971 to bring together people interested in learning more about the growth and use of herbs. The network of members gives you the benefit of a wide variety of wisdom and experience. We hold monthly meetings at four different venues in Auckland.

North Shore Group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm at Milford Primary School staffroom, 30 Shakespeare Road Milford. For more information Phone Helen Ford 479 7344

Epsom Group meets 10am on 2nd Thursday of the month at Epsom Community Centre. For more information Phone Barbara Cox 630 1407 or Jane Carden 630 3076

Central Night Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm, at the Horticultural Council rooms, Western springs. For more information contact Lynn on 09)818 4348.

Day Group meets at Horticultural Centre Western Springs at 10am on 3rd Wednesday of the month. For more information Phone Josie McAlister 302 1129 or Lorraine Hurst 627 9224

Howick Group meets at 47 Aviemore Drive, Howick at 7.30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month. For more information Phone Pam Taylor 534 9379

The Bromeliad Society Of New Zealand

For more information, go to our website

Christchurch Chrysanthemum Circle

Meets 7.30pm, 3rd Mon of month (except Jul and Dec), Canterbury Horticultural Centre, Riccarton Ave, Christchurch.

Contact Robyn Purcell, Ph 03 942 9871 or Email

Cashmere Garden Club – Christchurch

Meet at the Cashmere Presbyterian Church Hall, cnr of Dyers Pass Rd and McMillan Ave, on the 1st Monday of the month at 1.45pm. Programme includes speakers, workshops, bus trips, sale table and participation in major gardening events. For more details contact Marjorie Columbus 03) 337 9380.

Cactus & Succulent Society of NZ Inc.

Northland Branch Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month except December & January. Marwick House, Norfolk Street, Whangarei at 7pm. Contact: Kevin Burch, President Ph 09) 438 9023

Auckland Branch
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month except December. Mt Albert War Memorial Hall near corner of St Luke’s and New North Roads, Mt Albert, Auckland at 7.30pm. Plant Sales commence at 7pm. Contact: Secretary, Graeme Fieldes Ph 09 520 3442. Email

Bay of Plenty Branch
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of each month. Craft Hall, Elizabeth St, Tauranga at 1.30pm. Contact: President Tom Saunders ph 07 544 1225 Email

Hawkes Bay Branch
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month. Taradale Senior Citizens Rooms off Symonds Lane Taradale, Napier. Contact: Secretary Frances Burton ph 06 844 7519

New Plymouth Branch
Meetings: 1st Sunday of each month. Blind Centre, Vivian Street, New Plymouth at 1.30pm. Contact: Secretary Marion Beamish. email

South Taranaki Branch
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of each month at members’ homes. Contact: Secretary Patricia Budd ph 06 278 1076

Manawatu Branch
Meetings: 1st Sunday of each month except January. The small meeting room, Pal. Nth Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North at 1.30pm. Contact: Secretary Elvira Olsen ph 06 358 0516

Tararua Branch
Meetings: 2nd saturday of each month except January. Alternate between Kapiti Primary School, Rimu St, Paraparaumu – Feb, Apr. etc. and Baptist Church hall, Rugby Street, Levin – Mar. May etc. at 1.30pm. Contact: President, Louise Colgate Ph 04 904 6272.

Wellington & Hutt Valley Branch
Meetings: 1st Saturday of the month except January. Alternate between St Michael’s Church Hall, Kelburn – Feb., April etc. and St John’s Hall, Collingwood St, waterloo – Mar. May etc. Contact: Secretary, Lew Wiseman email

Nelson Branch
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month. Jaycee Meeting Room, Flounders’ Historical Park, Atawhai Drive, Nelson at 7.30pm. Contact: Secretary Anne Murray Ph 03 545 0849 email

Invercargill Branch
Meetings 1st Monday of each month at 236 Dunn’s Rd, RD9, Otatara. Contact: President, Lyn Evans email

Counties Manukau Herb Group

Meets 1st Tuesday each month, 7pm Botanic Gardens, Hill Rd, Manurewa. Contact Denise 267 1457 extn 201

Dunedin Gardening Club

Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. from September until May. We meet at the Church of Christ Hall cnr of Filluel and St. Andrew St. July and August there are Saturday daytime activities. We are a fun loving club of 80 members and we welcome experienced and novice gardeners. Each month we have a speaker, plant stall, competitions ,and raffles. We also have bus trips and a wide range of other garden events. Please contact the President, Midge Ruka on (03)4882796 for further information.

Epsom Garden Club

1st Tuesday of the month, 1pm -3pm at St Johns Church, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak. 2nd Tuesday bus trip to gardens. Contact Dianne (09) 815 0959, Sandra (09) 630 1202

Floral Art Society of New Zealand

Contact Margaret Medlicott via for more information on joining up to your local Floral Art Group. Demonstrations, trips away and more are in store for you at your local club. Also visit

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Glen Eden Garden Group

Meets at 9.30am, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month(excluding January), at the Glen Eden Community Centre, Glendale Rd, Glen Eden.
Programme includes varied speakers, sales table, flower competitions, raffle, morning tea, and bus trips.
Membership fee is $10 per year.
Contact Lynn Brown on (09)818 4348, or email

Glen Eden Herb Group

Meets 2nd Tuesday each month 9.30am – 12 at Glen Eden Community Centre. 44 Glendale Rd. Contact Lynn 818 4348

Glenn Innes Garden Club

Meets in the Dunkirk Road Acitivity Centre, Dunkirk Rd, Panmure, Auckland on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 12.15pm. The Club has 3 shows per year: The Autumn Show in March, The Spring Show in August, Mini Rose Show and Christmas Party in November. For more information contact: Pam Dubber on

Hamilton Bonsai Club

The Club meets at the Glenview Community Hall in Hamilton at 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month during Summer (October to April) and at 2:00pm on the second Sunday of each month during Winter (May to September).

More details can be found at

The Club is also hosting the National Bonsai Convention at the Hamilton Gardens on October 16th and 17th 2010. For full details visit:

Halswell Garden Club

Monthly meeting 1pm every second Tuesday at the Halswell Community Hall. Contact Secretary: Diana 3229-240

Henderson & Districts Garden Club

Henderson & Districts Garden Club Meet every 3rd Monday of the month during the year (including January and December) at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, cnr of Swanson and Lincoln Rds, Henderson. Contact Graham on 021 1765155 for more info.

We are a group of keen home gardeners learning together from speakers and bus trips about the many facets of ornamental and vegetable gardening. We have approx 40 financial members at present but would be very happy to enrol more. Our membership fee is only $15.00 per year.

Hibiscus Coast Garden Club (Inc)

We meet each 3rd Monday February-November. Each month we have a speaker, raffle, trading table and tea/coffee. Also Bus trips and lunches through the year. Our large Flower shows are held Feb, April, Sept and Nov at the Whangaparaoa Ratepayers Hall (open for viewing from 1pm), and other months we meet at the Manly Bridge Club Hall at 9.30am and have a specimen bloom display. For more information please contact Marion (09) 424 7814

Howick Horticultural Society

Garden Circle meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10 am in the Haseler Hall, All Saint’s Church, Selwyn Road, Howick. Each month we have a speaker, raffle, trading table, morning tea and visitors are most welcome. For further information please telephone Jane on 021 105 4202.

Island Bay Garden Group

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for January and December) at the Francis de Sales Church Hall on the corner of Mersey and Clyde St Island Bay at 7.30pm. For further information please contact either Diane Waszak (04) 972 8874 or Eileen Imlach (04) 383 7469.

Kapiti Fuchsia Group

Meets the 4th Monday of the month at the Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. For the love of ’Fabulous Fuchsias", varied guest speakers, sales table, raffle, afternoon tea, entry free. Contact Val Nicol on 06)367 8320.

Kapiti Horticultural Society Inc.

Meets on the first Friday of every month (except January) at the Kapiti Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach at 7.00pm We have speakers, a Sales Table, Raffles, Flower Competitions etc. Further details contact Fay (04) 905 3525.

Kapiti Ladies Floral Art Group

Meets at 1.30pm on the 1st Friday of every month (except January) at the Kapiti Snr Citizens Hall, Paraparaumu. There are demonstrations, workshops, etc.etc. For further details contact Fay (04) 905 3525.

Mt. Albert Horticulture Society

Meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at Auckland Horticulture Centre 990 Gt. North Rd Western Springs.Experienced and Novice gardeners most welcome. For more information contact Betty on 09) 626 6673.

National Daffodil Society of New Zealand

Nelson Herb & Edible Garden Group Inc

Meetings and workshops every 4th Monday at Nelson Environment Centre, Upper Franklyn Street, Nelson. There is also a herb and vegetable garden at this address. For more information please contact Nina Carpenter ph 03 545 6288

New Zealand National Chrysanthemum Society

For more details Contact Secretary, Mrs P Gilbert phone 07 350 2315 or email

Riccarton Horticultural Society

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month (except June and July) in St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton. Four evening meetings, three day meetings, plus two Shows, Spring (September) and Summer (February). New members and visitors most welcome. For further information please contact Beverley on 03 960-3381.

Riccarton Garden Club.

Meetings held last Tuesday of month. Contact President Sharon Tucker 3602488 or Secretary Margaret Mitchell 385 3371

Seedy Sunday Kapiti

Guest speakers and seed/plant/produce swap. For more info visit:

South Auckland Orchid Society

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Papakura Senior Citizens Hall, East Street, Papakura at 7.30pm. Guest speakers, sales table, talks from members and trips are all in store for you. Contact Yvonne on 09 275 7577 for more details and upcoming events.

Tauranga South Garden Club

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except January), at the Central Baptist Church Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga at 1.30pm. Contact Sheila Forrest on 07) 544 4043 or via email:

Te Atatu Floral and Garden Circle

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (Feb. to Nov.)at the Te Atatu Bible Chapel Hall Cnr Waipani and Beach Roads 7.30pm start.
Phone our President Sheryel 8184445 or email for further details.

The Terrace End Garden Circle – Palmerston North

Meets on the first Thursday of the month. From October to April we visit different gardens,May to September we meet in the Rangiora Hall, Rangiora Avenue & have a speaker, a bring & buy table & afternoon tea. Contact Glenys Hewetson (06) 357 4394.

Wellington Hoya and Epiphytic Plant Society

Meets the second Saturday of each month at 2pm at the Johnsonville Union Church, Dr Taylor Tce. Guest speaker, sales table, table of interest. Just come along or call Virginia Hayler on 06) 323 4104 or for more information.

Wellington Regional Rhododendron Group

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre. Guest speaker, sales table, table of interest. Just come along or call Richard Nanson on 04) 477 4020 or Norma Goodman (04) 905 4403 for more information.