BUTTERFLY WORKING BEE: Bring a spade, fork, trowel, pruning shears to Apollo Butterfly Park, off Apollo Pde, Milson, from 10am Sunday, August 14.
BONSAI DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP: Bring a tree to work on guided by awardwinning bonsai artist Sam Brierly, Palmerston North Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, Saturday August 20, 10.30am to 4pm, $5.
NZ GARDENER OF THE YEAR: 10th annual competition with Gardena and NZ Gardener. Nominations close August 21. Finalists published in October. See NZ Gardener on Stuff.co.nz
AWAPUNI GARDENING CLUB: Gather for a cuppa at 9.30am for meeting at 10am, third Tuesday of each month, Awapuni Community Centre, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600.
PALMERSTON NORTH HORTICULTURE SOCIETY: Meet second Wednesday of each month, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 7.30pm. Guest speakers, sales table, raffle, table show. All welcome, nonmembers $1.50.
GARDENING VOLUNTEERS: Wanted@ArohanuI Hospice, morning tea provided. Enquiries Cathy 356 6606 or .
COBBLERS GARDEN: Half a hectare with native and exotic plants, 500 Apiti Rd, Feilding. Open by appointment, 06 328 5805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROFTON WILLOWS: 1.2 hectares of gardens and lakes, 197 Makirikiri Rd, off SH1, Marton. Contact Doreen and Derek Higginson, 06 327 5542 or email@example.com.
GREENHAUGH GARDENS & NURSERY: A ‘‘New Zealand Garden of Significance’’. 1874 colonial homestead, semi-formal gardens, SH3 between PN and Ashhurst . Contact Lynne 357 3878 or greenhaugh.co.nz.
MAGEO WOODCRAFT: Cottage garden, craft shop and pyrographic art display. Contact 06 328 4820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.