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Leafy nights switch on

Christchurch Botanic Gardens was transformed into a multi-coloured wonderland on the first of the leafy nights light up.  The event, TV 2 Kids Fest coincides with the Botanic Gardens 150th anniversary.  Flame throwing entertainers greeted those arriving after dark.  A series of innovative tree light-ups and lights forming the shape of a tree hut followed… Read More

150 years on…..

Caterpillar Garden tour guides will tell their riders that the founding of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens is anchored to the planting of the Albert Edward Oak, by Government gardener Enoch Barker, on July 9 1863. The planting commemorated the wedding of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. One hundred and fifty… Read More