Christchurch Show

October 17, 2013
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Categories: Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General, Shows

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The Christchurch Show  was held on the 21st and 22nd September. The New Zealand Alpine Garden Society, the Canterbury Rhododendron Society and the Christchurch Daffodil Circle combine for this annual show which is held in the Canterbury Horticultural Society hall. The show is a visual delight and of considerable horticultural and botanical interest. Entries were slightly down in the Alpine section but there were 260 entries and 630 stems in the daffodil section. A following post will detail the daffodil section.

DSCF0087(1)The entrance to the show is highlighted by a display by the Rhododendron Society.

DSCF0088(1)The daffodil section of the Alpine Show was well entered with some rarely seen species displayed.

The daffodil section of the show. Phil and Lynn Wild at the Daffodil Circle information table and Leitha Adams at our Trade Stand. We never sell huge amounts on the Trade Stand but this year we realised our value to the daffodil community DSCF0095(1)(1)

as we become the information table for Daffodil Society with many visitors seeking cultural advice and we are the visible point of contact.

DSCF0090(1)The trade stands are very popular with many visitors seeking rare plants before viewing the show.

DSCF0092(1)The Blue Mountains Nursery travel from Southland and sell several thousand dollars worth of plants making their trip worthwhile.

DSCF0104(1)This pot of N obesus was judged best bulbous plant in the show.

DSCF0097(1)(1)Some of AGS entry tables

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens supporting display.DSCF0100(1)

The Dunedin Botanics display created by Robyn Abernethy.DSCF0106(1)

David Adams

2 Responses to Christchurch Show

  1. Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    October 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Fantastic photos David. Great to see the Species section of the Alpine Show. We all look forward to seeing some more photos. With the nights drawing in with us in N. Ireland a fix of yellow from the southern Hemisphere spurs us on to keep planting and look forward to the reward of spring.

  2. Robert Moore, Scotland
    Robert Moore, Scotland
    October 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    David Good to see the alpines and the species Narcissus Thanks for sharing wish I could have been there.