Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden

Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens

HortTalk - Volco Bush and its botany: a Pakihaukai story - 5th Apr 2019

Hendrick Koch (left) and Bill Dacker. Photo: Gregor Richardson (ODT) Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Bill Dacker and Hendrick Koch, trustees of the Volco Trust will present an overview of a conservation area near Mount Cargill that has been conserved by private individuals for nearly 50 years.

HortTalk - Wild Cards - 3rd May 2019

http://www.wilddunedin.nz/ Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Readings from winning entries of the Wild Dunedin Festival Wild Card nature writing competition inspired by the beauty and ingenuity of the natural world.

HortTalk - Three Seasons in Japan - 7th Jun 2019

HortTalk - Three Seasons in Japan Noon at the Garden Information Centre
James Sim, recreational gardener, spent 10 months in Japan visiting private, temple and botanic gardens. He presents an insight into Japanese gardening and outlines the parallels with New Zealand gardens.

HortTalk New Zealand to Ireland by land and sea - 5th Jul 2019

Maureen Howard shares her story of traveling to Ireland the low-carbon way – by bus, hitch-hiking and freight ships. Come and hear her low-carbon tales and see her amazing bird photos taken en route.

HortTalk - Whenua Hou - A New Land: the flora of Codfish Island - 2nd Aug 2019

HortTalk - Whenua Hou - A New Land: the flora of Codfish Island Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Neville Peat presents a fascinating look at Codfish Island.

HortTalk - Open Valley Urban Ecosanctuary - 6th Sep 2019

HortTalk - Open Valley Urban Ecosanctuary Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Learn about how this collaborative project plans to kaka back to the North East Valley by restoring the ecological integrity of the Lindsay Creek catchment.

HortTalk - Changing climate, changing gardens - 4th Oct 2019

HortTalk - Changing climate, changing gardens Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Nigel Cowburn, landscape architect, explains how we can adapt our gardens and neighbourhoods to help us survive and thrive in our rapidly changing climate. From stormwater integration to plant selection, Nigel will discuss designing with drought and flood in mind.

HortTalk - The future of New Zealand's dune flora - 1st Nov 2019

HortTalk - The future of New Zealand's dune flora Noon at the Garden Information Centre
Associate Professor Mike Hilton, Department of Geography, University of Otago
Mike will discuss the future of our native dune plants which have declined dramatically during the 20th century as marram grass and other exotic species spread around much oth the New Zealand coast.

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