Events Calendar

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speakers: PK and Liz Tan - Growing Porirua Students; and Viv Harris, Wellington Beekeepers Association - Planting for Bees

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker - Dr John McKoy President, Friends of Mana Island Inc. (FOMI) -  FOMI's role in Mana Island’s restoration and seabird translocations to Mana Island.

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Andrew Krijger - Regeneration of Nelson’s Lakes National Park and native plant growing

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Elise Fountain-Smith - Fuchsias

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August 2021

Spring Flower Show

More details to be advised soon.

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Martin McKendrick - Unusual Bulbs

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Emilia Hrstich - Flora of Biokova Mountain on the Adriatic Coastline of Croatia

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Monthly Meeting

Guest speakers: Dianne and Gordon Purdie - Cacti and Succulents

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Monthly Meeting

Christmas Party with quiz and delicious festive supper


We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month from February to November.


We meet for an informal morning tea on the last Thursday of the month.


Our Spring Flower Show, held annually in spring is a society highlight. Read more


We welcome visitors and new members from the Porirua region and beyond.


We have a competition at every meeting (except December). 

We encourage everyone to take part. You can enter one item per category.


The categories for the meeting competition are:

  • Bloom -  a cut flower

  • Shrub – flowering or not

  • Vegetable/fruit

  • Container of growing flowers

  • Container of growing foliage

  • Collection of herbs

  • Novice – for people entering for the first time. It can be anything from the garden

  1. The doors open at 7pm so that there is plenty of time to get your competition entries set up.   

  2. Put your entry in (or beside) one of the numbered green containers. Record on the clipboard your name, number and name of item. That helps Margaret, who runs the competition, identify who wins what.

  3. Voting starts at 7.20pm.  

  4. Vote for your one choice in each category. There are little slips of paper provided in each section of entries.

  5. At the end of the year the winner is awarded the ‘plate’ and a prize.