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Oderings School Gardens Show


Fri 10 Mar 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street, Woolston, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gold Coin Entry: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: manageremp

From Emerald City to Amazon Rainforest - prepare to be enchanted this weekend at the 3rd Oderings School Gardens Show as the children explore the theme of “once upon a time...”

There are 12 schools competing this year, from primary and intermediate schools from all over the city. And while they may be young, there are a great range of ideas on show, with no one garden similar to the next. The Wizard of Oz has inspired two schools, and Hansel & Gretel and the 3 Little Pigs also feature, but other themes are widely divergent from English Cottage gardens to Amazon Rainforest to Maui & the Sun.

Participating schools include: Ashgrove, Oaklands, Ōpāwa, Sockburn, St Albans Catholic, St Albans, Sumner, Waitakiri, West Melton, West Spreydon, Westburn and Shirley Intermediate.

Vanessa Adams from Opawa School says, "The junior children at our school have loved getting to know the characters of 'The Wizard of Oz' and creating our version of the story using flowers. We have practised sharing, turn taking and demonstrating responsibility for looking after our plants. We are looking forward to walking down to the Woolston Club to see all of the displays on Friday.”

The School Gardens Show originated from one of the country's biggest garden shows, Ellerslie. After it was cancelled the CHS looked for ways to bring garden competitions back into the community and decided engaging the city’s youngest gardeners was an excellent way to do so.

All schools are invited to vote for their favourite garden in the School's Choice Award, won last year by Northcote School's thoughtful garden, Mahinga Kai. There is also a People's Choice Award open to all visitors.

The show will be held at the Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St, Friday 10 - Sunday 12 March, 10am - 5pm (Friday & Saturday) 10am-3pm (Sunday).

Entry by gold coin donation.

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