Christchurch has long been called the ‘Garden City’. Explore our gardening and garden-related information and resources.
Our web pages
- Garden events in Christchurch
- Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
- Christchurch Botanic Gardens (photographs)
- Sir Miles Warren’s Ohinetahi
Our Community information directory CINCH lists Gardening Organisations and Courses. The listings include contact information for garden clubs, specialist plant clubs, organic gardening groups and other gardening organisations in Christchurch.
Search the catalogue
Browse our latest house and garden titles.
Search our catalogue on subjects related to gardening. If you are looking for information on growing a particular plant just use the name of that plant e.g. Roses, Daffodils etc., and search using Subject.
Other useful searches:
- Children's gardening
- Herb gardening
- Landscape gardening
- New Zealand native plants
- Organic gardening
- Vegetable gardening
Our RBdigital magazines collection includes gardening eMagazines from New Zealand and overseas you can download for free and keep. Gardening titles include Organic NZ and Your Home and Garden. Press Reader has the most recent issues of NZ House and Garden and some other gardening titles.
We also have an extensive collection of print gardening magazines.
Gardening eResources we subscribe to include:
Full text reference books including:
- Oxford Companion to the Garden which combines a survey of the world's gardens with articles on a range of topics, such as horticulture, scientific issues, and the social history of gardens, as well as biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others.
- A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- A Dictionary of Plant Sciences