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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL July

• Queens­land Gar­den Expo. Nam­bour Show­grounds, on Queens­land’s Sun­shine Coast. 55 nurs­eries, 360 ex­hibitors, 120 pre­sen­ta­tions and over 40,000 plants sold each day. To find out more and pur­chase tick­ets on­line, go to qldgar­den­expo.com.au. July 13-15

NORTH IS­LAND

June

• Food For­est Work­shop. His­tory, de­sign process, im­ple­men­ta­tion and main­te­nance. Food for­est tour and prac­ti­cal ses­sions at Kahikatea Farm, Hawke’s Bay. Dis­count on plants. kahikatea­farm.co.nz. June 2-3

• NZ Bird Con­fer­ence. Lec­tures, pre­sen­ta­tions, field trips, work­shops. Wai­tangi, Bay of Is­lands. Reg­is­ter at osnz.org.nz. Con­tact Les Feasey (Con­fer­ence Con­vener) 027 225 7754, les.feasey@osnz.org.nz. June 2-4

• Pukeiti ex­plorer day. An­nual bird sur­vey. Learn the sounds of the for­est and the foods for birds. 2290 Car­ring­ton Rd, New Ply­mouth. 0800 736 222. pukeiti.nz. 10.30am-2pm. June 3

• Un­der­stand­ing Soils. Tutor Kazel Cass. Con­tact Cather­ine 027 240 1305. 375 Whaka­ma­rama Rd, Tau­ranga. plen­type­r­ma­cul­ture.co.nz. June 9

• Plant Propagation with the sea­sons.

375 Whaka­ma­rama Rd, Tau­ranga. Con­tact Cather­ine 027 240 1305. plen­type­r­ma­cul­ture.co.nz. 9 June

• Tu­pare¯ ex­hi­bi­tion. Dis­plays of wood craft and lathe tech­niques by artists and crafts­peo­ple. 487 Man­gorei Rd New Ply­mouth. 0800 736 222. tu­pare.nz. 10am-3pm. June 9-10

• Auck­land Herbs Win­ter Sem­i­nar.

Speak­ers: Kelli-Jo Walker, For­age and Fer­ment, Sari­nah Hur­ford, Tonic Room. Mem­bers $5, vis­i­tors $10. Hor­ti­cul­ture

Cen­tre, 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Con­tact: Kirstie 027 416 1047. 1.30-4.30pm. June 16

• Rhodo­den­dron Auck­land. Speak­ers: Lee and Roy Neale. Grow­ing or­chids and plants for sale. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided. St Ai­dan’s So­cial Lounge, As­cot Ave, Re­muera. Con­tact Robyn 09 524 0241. 1.30 pm. June 20

• Hol­lard Gar­dens. Wood­craft expo. Dis­plays and demon­stra­tions of wood craft and lathe tech­niques by lo­cal crafts­peo­ple and artists. 1686 Up­per Manaia Rd, Kaponga. 0800 736 222. hol­lardgar­dens.nz. 10am-3pm. June 24

• Na­tional Bird Sur­vey. Count the birds vis­it­ing your gar­den. Search for bird sur­vey on land­car­ere­search.co.nz for more info. June 30-July 8

July

• Un­der­stand­ing Soils. Tutor Kazel Cass. 375 Whaka­ma­rama Rd, Tau­ranga. Con­tact Cather­ine 027 240 1305. plen­type­r­ma­cul­ture.co.nz. 7 July

• In­tro­duc­tion to Per­ma­cul­ture De­sign. Ethics, prin­ci­ples, site and house de­sign, soil, or­ganic gar­den­ing, wa­ter in the land­scape, com­mu­nity and al­ter­na­tive eco­nom­ics, prac­ti­cal ses­sions on com­post­ing, no-dig gar­dens, and site de­sign. Kai­hikatea Farm, Hawke’s Bay. kahikatea­farm.co.nz. July 13-16

• Hol­lard Gar­dens work­shop. Grow­ing plants for free from cut­tings and seed col­lec­tion. 1686 Up­per Manaia Rd, Kaponga. 0800 736 222. hol­lardgar­dens. nz. 10am-12pm. July 22

• Tu­pare¯ work­shop. Pip and stone­fruit tree prun­ing and tool main­te­nance. 487 Man­gorei Rd New Ply­mouth. 0800 736 222. tu­pare.nz. 10am-12pm. July 29

SOUTH IS­LAND June

• Dunedin Botanic Gar­den Hort Talk. Speak­ers: War­wick and Kei­tha Ross who walked the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail. Free. duned­in­b­otan­ic­gar­den.co.nz. 12-1pm. June 1

July

• Dunedin Botanic Gar­den Hort Talk. Planting Na­tives: 30 years of tips and tricks. Speaker Lala Frazer, Save The Otago Penin­sula shares 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence of planting na­tives, in­clud­ing planting in dif­fer­ent habi­tats and suc­cess in the face of dif­fer­ent pests. In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. Free. duned­in­b­otan­ic­gar­den.co.nz. 12-1pm. July 6

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Email your event de­tails (at least 10 weeks ahead) to mailbox@nz­gar­dener.co.nz with “Event List­ing” in the sub­ject line.

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