Timaru Horticultural Society
The Society was founded in 1871 by South Canterbury residents, most of whom were arrivals from Great Britain. They wished to establish a little of their home land in their new country of residence.
The Society was established with the following aims: “the promotion, encouragement and advancement of horticulture in all its branches”. The Timaru Horticultural Society Inc is one of the oldest established club’s in South Canterbury and is still going strong after 150 years.
With these aims as a base, the Society arranges three horticultural shows annually, all held in the Caroline Bay Hall, (Spring, Summer and Autumn), organises three garden competitions each year, supports horticulture in Primary Schools with the Hurdley Shield competition, and promotes and encourages good environmental practices.
Gardening is recognised as one of the most popular leisure activities enjoyed by members of the community. The Society endeavours, with its variety of horticultural activities, to provide a support group for the many residents engaged in this popular pastime. A pride in the garden, an appreciation of nature, employing good horticultural practices to protect the environment for the future, are all qualities which go toward fostering a caring and creative community.
South Canterbury Daffodil Socity
'Four meetings per year, a table show, bulb swap and cultural information is provided.
Garfield Andrew 03-6887232
Judy Phimister . 03-693 7674
South Canterbury Rose Society
Monthly meetings, Table Shows, Garden Visits
Sandra Grey 03-6157009
Daphne Rissman 03-302 5949
Maureen Ng 03-688 0640
Timaru Dahlia Circle
Monthly meetings, Tuber Sales and Shows
Jan Chambers 03-6881929
Bev Andrew 03-6887232
South Canterbury Lily Society
Meets second Monday of the month, September to March
John Jackson 03-431 2590 or email
South Canterbury Bonsai
Contact Wayne on email
South Canterbury Chrysanthemum
Christchurch Chrysanthemum Circle
Secretary: Mrs Robyn Purcell.
11 Ruakaka Street, Christchurch 8042
ph 03 942 9871
South Canterbury Floral Art Society
South Canterbury Alpines