Garden events in Christchurch

You can find a host of garden-inspired events and gardens to visit in Christchurch. This page links to information on major events, public and private gardens to visit, and further reading to inspire you.

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Major events

Festival of Flowers
Held annually in February and March. The Festival will not be held in 2015, however it will return in 2016.

Ellerslie International Flower Show
Held annually in March. The Show will not be held in 2015, however it may return in 2016.

Royal New Zealand Show
Held in November each year to mark the province’s anniversary. Part of Cup and Show Week.

Art in a Garden
An annual festival of sculpture displayed in the spectacular North Canterbury garden, Flaxmere.

Sculpture on the Peninsula.
A biennial festival of sculpture displayed in the grounds of historic Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula. The next festival will take place on 6 to 8 November 2015.

Gardening resources

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