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Garden Clubs and Societies

Cactus & Succulent Society of N.Z. Inc
To promote, collect and grow Cacti & Succulents. Our motto is “To grow, to study, to share”

Tel - +64 (0)9 520 3442
Fax - +64 (6)9 522 6837
Email -
Membership NZD$18.00 per adult per year (under 18 NZD10.00pa, additional member in same household NZD9.00pa.
Publications - Quarterly Society Journal.
Branches throughout N.Z. For details contact National Secretary
Meetings - Regular monthly meetings
Other Activities - Many Branches hold annual Shows. For details contact National Secretary

Wanganui & Districts Dahlia Society
Advice and information on all aspects of growing and exhibiting dahlias, our favourite flower. New members welcome.

Address - Carol Bourke, 46 Patapu Street, Wanganui
Tel - +64 (0)6 3431712
Email -
Meetings - Regular meetings
Other Activities - monthly newsletter, BBQ's, a yearly trip to gardens of interest, shows, videos and demonstrations, free access to video and book library.

Papatoetoe Garden and Floral Art Society Inc.
To foster gardening and floral art with friendship within our area

Address - 65 Middlemore Crescent, Papatoetoe, NZ
Tel - +64 (9) 2782223
Membership - NZD25.00 per year
Meetings - Regular meetings
Other Activities - Annual Open Flower Show

Meadowbank Garden Society
To get together for friendship and gardening, purchase and swap plants

Address - 31 Rutherford Terrace, Meadowbank, Auckland NZ
Contact - Faye Lees, President
Tel - +64 (9) 5212286
Email -
Membership - NZD15.00 per year
Meetings - Regular meetings
Other Activities - Annual mini Flower Show, End of year Christmas Party, group tours to gardens

Cambridge Day Garden Club
To get together for friendship and gardening

Meet at the Taylor Street Hall, Cambridge on the 4th Friday of every month.
Contact Kay Miller, Secretary
4 Curnow Place,
Tel +64 (0) 7 823-1035
Email -

Auckland Orchid Club
We are a friendly group of orchid enthusiasts.
At every meeting: plants on display, trading table, culture notes, followed by a speaker covering many topics including how to grow our orchids. An extensive library is available.

Contact- Roy Neale, President
Tel- +64 (0)9 416 6737
Meeting- 1st Tuesday of the month from February to December at the Te Atatu Lions Whitehouse, Edmonton Road, next to Foodtown.
Other Activities- Two annual shows which are both open to the public, and most years, an out of Auckland coach trip.

NZ Garden Swap
A place for New Zealanders to exhange seeds, plants, cuttings, tips and ideas.
Newsletter - monthly
Website -

Membership- Free
Meetings- online
Other Acitivities - Round robin seed box shared between members

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New Zealand Alpine Garden Society
Encourages cultivation and conservation of all alpine plants, and to promote interest and conservation of NZ native plants.

Address - PO Box 2984, Christchurch, NZ
Tel - +64 (3) 304 5161
Email -
Membership NZD30.00 per adult (NZD35.00 Overseas Members), Student/Seniors NZD12.00 and Family NZD27.00 per year
Meetings - Meets 1st Thurs each month at the Philatelic Society, 67 Mandeville St, Christchurch
Other Activities - Spring Show, garden tours, field trips, seminars, newsletter, bulletins and annual seed exchange.

Heritage Roses New Zealand Incorporated
To foster the interest and love of old roses, learn about them, to meet and visit gardens for the enjoyment of all members.

Address - National convenor is Fran Rawling, "Wylde Willow Garden", 132 North Taieri Road, Abbotsford, Dunedin.
Subs are Single $25.00 p.a., Double $31.50, Australia $NZ35.00, OIther OVerseas $NZ40.00.
Tel - +64 (7) 533 3775; Fax - +64 (7) 533 3770
Website -
Membership NZD25.00 per adult, Double NZD31.50 per year (NZD35.00 per adult Australia and NZD40.00 Other Overseas Members)
Meetings arranged by regional convenors.
Other Acitivities - garden tours, field trips, seminars, journal and annual cutting exchange.

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Howick Horticultural Society
To meet, listen to a speaker and enjoy each others' company. Established 1923 and still going strong!

Address - 8 Juliet Ave, Howick, Auckland
Tel - +64 (0)9 534 3472
Membership NZD8.00 per adult per year
Meetings - Meetings of members are held 2nd Thursday of each month from February to December at Haseler Hall, Selwyn Rd, Howick ($1.00 meeting fee)
Other Activities - Quarterly Newsletter. Two to three trips are arramged each year; Flower Shows are held 1st Thursday in March, May, September and December

Howick Orchid Society
Meeting day is 2nd Sun each month at Howick Intermediate school hall at 1.30pm
Contact Len, Tel - +64 (0)9 Len 576 6303

Chartwell Garden Club
St Albans Church Hall, Cnr Comries Rd & Bellmont Ave, Chartwell, Hamilton.

Meeting is 1st Wednesday of the month 7.30pm. Meeting commences at 7.45pm. Monthly garden visits also.
Tel 07 855 4209 Secretary

Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust
Encourages interest and development of the genus Rhododendron and other ornamental plants. To beautify and conserve the native flora and fauna whilst acting as a meeting ground for members

Address - 2290 Carrington Rd, R.D. 4, New Plymouth
Tel - +64 (0)6 752 4141
Fax - +64 (0)6 752 4151
Email -
Membership NZD25.00 per adult (NZD30.00 Overseas Members), Student/Seniors NZD12.00 and Family NZD27.00 per year
Meetings - No regular meeting of members are held
Other Activities - Labour weekend, Rhododendron Festival Flower Show; Members Tours - Overseas and within NZ; Spring and Autumn Members Days
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