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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
Meeting Dates

Next Committee Meeting

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

PLANT SALE

Sunday 1st November 2020

1pm - 2.30pm 

Community Lounge,

Caroline Bay

Kitchen Garden Competitions

Judged Monday 30th November 2020

Check garden judging points on Page 10 of your Schedule.

Summer Garden Competitons

 Judged Monday 25th January 2021

Check garden Judging point on Page

10 of your Schedule

Summer Show 2021

27th & 28th February 2021

Caroline Bay Hall

(Dahlias and Roses)

Autumn Show 2021

17th & 18th April 2021

Caroline Bay Hall

(Chrysanthemums)

Spring Show 2021

TBA

Gardening Tips

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

Plant Sale 2020 

 

Sunday 1st November 2020 1pm to 2.30pm Community Lounge, Caroline Bay

Come along get some great plants for your garden, This is an annual Fundraiser for the Horticultural Society.  We look forward to seeing you.

The South Canterbury & New Zealand Bonsai Exhibition 

 

Saturday 7th 10am- 5pm Sunday 8th November 10am - 4pm

The New Zealand Bonsai and South Canterbury Bonsai Society Presents this exhibition.  See some of the Best Bonsai in the South Island

Contact Wayne McLay  Secretary for More Details PH 027 6114336.

Kitchen Garden Competitions 

 

Judged Monday 30th November 2020

Check garden judging points on Page 10 of your Schedule.

Summer Flower Garden Competition

 

Judged Monday 25th January 2021

Check garden judging points on Page 10 of your Schedule.

Summer Show 2021

 

In February 2021 The Summer will be held at Caroline Bay Hall showcasing Dahlias and Roses.  There is always a wonderful display of vegetables as well.

Saturday 21st  2pm to 5pm & Sunday 28th February 2021 10am to 4pm 

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

Autumn Show

In April 2021 The Autumn Show will be held at Caroline Bay Hall showcasing Chrysanthemums.  We also have a great array of other displays as well

Saturday 18th 2pm to 5pm &  Sunday 18th April 2021 10am to 4pm

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

Spring Show 2021

 

Date to be Advised

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