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Guided tours of the lower Dunedin Botanic Garden are held at 10.45am on days when a cruise ship is expected in Dunedin. Occasionally if a ship cancels its visit the morning tours will also be cancelled. Phone 471-9275 to check.
Tours this week: tomorrow 10.45am and 2.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm, Wednesday 10.45am. Cost $7. Bookings, 471-9275 or 474-3300.
Today, February 15
Outram Garden Club flower show, church hall, Holyhead St, Outram. 2pm. Gold coin entry. Raffles and trading tables. Afternoon tea $2.
Tomorrow, February 16
Blueskin Garden Club meets at 11am at the Russell Rd entrance to the old Seacliff Hospital buildings for a tour. All welcome. Bring your own lunch and a cup. Hot drinks provided. Inquiries to 482-2896 or 482-2428.
Waihola garden tour, six gardens, register at Waihola Church 1.30pm. Competition: Bring one rose bloom, own container. $10 donation includes afternoon tea. Tokomairiro Church Restoration Fundraiser. Further information, 417-8291.
Tuesday, February 19
Sawyers Bay Garden Club meets at the Emmanuel Church Hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay, at 7.15pm. Mini flower show and Sweet Pea Cup contest. Hall open from 6.30pm for staging of entries. Bring favourite or most used garden implement.
Wednesday, February 20
Taieri Garden Club to meet outside Presbyterian Church , Mosgiel, at 6.15pm to carshare for visit to Greenhouse Glasshouses in Wingatui Rd and Neville Mercer's garden. Supper to follow. Contact Amy 489-1473 or Nola 476-3994.
Thursday, February 21
Outram Garden Club, visit to Taieri Historical Park, members to meet at the hall 6.30pm.
Winter growing workshop, Harvest Community Gardens, Gorge Rd, Queenstown, 6pm-8pm. Learn how to grow hardy winter greens and vegetables. Techniques to beat Jack Frost and tips on prepping your garden for spring. Gold coin donation.
Otago Alpine Garden Group will meet at the Botanic Garden Centre, Lovelock Ave, at 7.30pm. Members will show slides on their excursions into the mountains over the holidays, followed by a short talk on growing native alpines. All welcome.
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