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New Zealand Gardens Trust Conference


Sat 6 Apr 2013, 8:30am–10:00pm
Sun 7 Apr 2013, 8:30am–4:00pm

Where: St Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

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Deep South - dramatic and diverse.
Conference guest speakers:
- Denis Hughes - owner, plant breeder of Blue Mountain nurseries, Tapanui, South Otago;
- Yolanda van Heezik - Senior Lecturer, University of Otago - 'biodiversity in the garden';
- Hamish Saxton - CEO Dunedin Tourism - 'tourism industry trends - eco tourism';
- Fiona Eadie - Head Gardener, Larnach Castle Garden - 'The often forgotten and/or neglected parts of plants';
- Fiona Hyland - Editor of Heritage Roses NZ Journal - 'Dunedin Northern Cemetary volunteer project - snowball effect';
- Dylan Norfield, Collection Curator Dunedin Botanic Garden and Ellerslie Flower Show judge. 'What makes a Garden stand out';
- Brian Rance, DOC 'Southland Threatened plants Garden/Sub - Antarctic plants;
- Dinner speaker: Phil Bishop, Associate Professor, University of Otago Zoology Department.

Pre conference tour: Gardens of Southland
- Day 1: April 4th
Thursday: Leave Dunedin, overnight stay in Invercargill - Visiting NZGT Garden of Significance, Bannerman Park and NZGT Garden Registered Garden, Gore Public Garden.
Morning tea then drive to Invercargill to visit Tudor Park Gardens and Marshwood Gardens.
Packed lunch then travel to Otatara.
Visit Southland Threatened Plants Garden - Brian and Chris Rance.
Travel to Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill to relax.
Pre-drinks and dinner at Kelvin Hotel.

- Day 2: April 5th
Friday: NZGT Garden of National Significance: Queens Park.
Morning tea.
Travel to Wyndham to visit Maple Glen Gardens.
Packed lunch.
Drive back to Dunedin.
Chinese Garden (not yet confirmed).
Transport to Hotels.
Banks Memorial Lecture at St Margaret's College about 5:30.
BBQ at St Margaret's College after Banks Memorial Lecture.

Conference accommodation:
'Alhambra Oaks Motor Lodge' 5 to 7 mins walk to St. Margaret's College
Phone 03 477 7735

'Cable Court Motel' 5 to 8 mins walk from St Margaret's College
Freephone 0800 838 525
The Living Space Hotel which is 10 minutes walk to St Margarets still have some twin & shared rooms available but are getting low. Phone 951.5000

Contact the motels/hotel direct for best deals.
If travelling on the preconference tour accommodation in Dunedin will be needed for Wed April 3, 2013
Both the motels are aware of this.
Accommodation is inclusive of the preconference tour cost for Thurs April 4 in Invercargill.
Conference dates April 5, 6 and 7. 2013
Hereweka Garden Retreat on the Otago Peninsula (one of the Gardens we are going to be visiting) is offering a 10% discount on accommodation to all Conference delegates.
Click on the link for more info:

To Register please contact:
Irene Collins, Administration Manager
Ph: 027 NZGTrst (027 694 8778)

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden:
Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, is an historical garden - tranquil, beautiful and much loved and a garden of four seasons. Magnificent English Beech, Oak, Ash and Walnut trees complement the indigenous New Zealand native ferns.

Spring at Glenfalloch is spectacularly impressive. Tulips, Daffodils, Rhodos and Japanese Flowering Cherries dominate, with drifts of English Bluebells, Snowdrops, Primula Candelabra and wild Primroses around every corner. Summer presents an enchanting collection of flowers and foliage. The constant whisper of the Windflowers welcome busloads to this unique magical wonderland.

Autumn and winter is a leafy tapestry of colour, brilliant reds, orange, yellow and bronze boldly provided by numerous varieties of Maples, Birch, Rowan trees. Treasures in this garden are aplenty, many with a story to tell.

There is so much to see and do in Dunedin. Allow a few extra days to explore Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Discovery World's tropical forest, the world famous Royal Albatross, Blue Penguin Tours ( - daily - Olveston, Fletcher House and the NZ Marine Studies and Aquarium. Click on the link above for much much more on this richly diverse city.

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