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Timaru Horticultural Society

"The Glory of Gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul"Alfred Austin

About Us

The Timaru Horticultural Society is a voluntary organisation

Timaru Horticultural Society leads the way in Horticultural Shows and Expertise. Members are those that have a green thumb or keen to get growing from Beginners to Advanced. There are three Shows a Year Spring, Summer  and Autumn plus workshops, fireside chats, garden walks and plant swapping as well as our yearly plants sale going on all year round. Membership is only $10 per year .

Committee
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IMPORTANT DATES

Summer Garden Competitons

Check garden Judging point on Page

10 of your Schedule

Summer Show 2023

11 & 12th February 2023

Caroline Bay Hall

(Dahlias and Roses)

Autumn Show 2022

30thapril & 1st May 2022

Caroline Bay Hall

(Chrysanthemums)

Spring Show 2022

17th and 18th September 2022

Gardening Tips

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Summer 

Maximise the use of water by irrigating in the cooler parts of the day and deep watering every few days, rather than a brief sprinkling every day. Provide shelter for the more exposed parts of the garden, as hot winds can dry out soils very quickly in summer months and cause stress for your young plants. 

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Spring

Start with an easy task such as planting up pots, troughs or hanging baskets with pretty flowering annuals. It’s a great way to lift the garden out of its winter doldrums. Alyssum is a great bee attractant, as is calendula. Other easy-care annuals are busy lizzie (impatiens), dianthus, geranium, lobelia, nasturtium, nemesia, pansy, petunia, sweet peas and zinnia.

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Autumn

Mulch is your garden’s best friend. It helps the soil hold in moisture so you don’t have to water it as often and it also keeps down weeds. Over time, mulch will break down into your soil and improve it by adding nutrients. There are a few different types of mulch, including organic and inorganic varieties.

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Events & Workshops
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Summer Flower Garden Competition

 

Judged Monday 31st January 2022

Check garden judging points on Page 10 of your Schedule.

Summer Show 2023

 

In February 2023 The Summer will be held at Caroline Bay Hall showcasing Dahlias and Roses.  There is always a wonderful display of vegetables as well.

Saturday 11th  2pm to 5pm & Sunday 12th February 2023 10am to 4pm 

Come along and see some beautiful blooms on display and maybe pick up good quality plants on our Sales Table

Organic Farmer's Market
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Autumn Show 2022

In April 2022 The Autumn Show will be held at Caroline Bay Hall showcasing Chrysanthemums.  We also have a great array of other displays as well

Saturday 30th April 2pm to 4pm &  Sunday 1st May 2022 11am to 4pm

Come along and see some beautiful blooms on display and maybe pick up good quality plants on our Sales Table.  This is a National Show for Chrysanthemiums.

Spring Show 2022

 

In September the Spring Show will be held at Caroline Bay Hall.

Saturday 17th September 2pm to 4pm & Sunday 18th Sept 11am to 4pm