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GDSNZ members enjoy a stimulating range of events including speakers, both international and local experts in their field, practical workshops and a variety of site visits. An active Events Committee also organises group trips to explore gardens and visit specialist suppliers of plants, landscaping materials, garden art and sculpture in other parts of the country. Group visits to conferences and garden events both here and abroad are encouraged and supported. All of these activities provide plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas and keep in touch with the latest developments in the industry. We livestream as many of our events as we can so members distanced by geography or illness can still participate.

We welcome non-members to our evening talks held during the winter months and a lot of our events for a $25 fee. Wine and nibbles are often provided with an extra small charge for drinks. Tickets and information is available on the individual event listings below. Please join us!

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EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Te Tiriti workshop 2 | Unitec Marae Visit | New date confirmed
    Te Tiriti workshop 2 | Unitec Marae Visit | New date confirmed
    Sat, Sep 21
    Unitec Marae 'Te Noho Kotahitanga'
    Sep 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Unitec Marae 'Te Noho Kotahitanga' , 139 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
    Unitec marae visit and education session including waiata practise, education on history, construction and pou references of the whare whakairo, significance of the whenua (land/surrounding area). We will be sharing kai (lunch).
  • Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024
    Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Nov 23
    Selected Private Gardens Auckland wide
    Nov 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Selected Private Gardens Auckland wide, Auckland, New Zealand
    Our premier event, the Auckland Garden DesignFest, brought to you by GDSNZ, Rotary Newmarket and Dove Hospice & Wellness, returns for its 7th time this November. Read on to find out how you can be involved.
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EVENT RECORDINGS
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 Gardens are for People: Tom & Sue Stuart-Smith

Video /  Gardens are for People:

Tom & Sue Stuart-Smith

Watch a live replay recording of the event

A major source of inspiration for both Tom and Sue has been the garden they have created together over the last 35 years at The Barn, Serge Hill in Hertfordshire, England. Their beautifully illustrated talk will weave together the story of their own garden, as well as their community based project and plant library in the orchard at Serge Hill.

$15

Paid Members

(Student, Full & Accredited Members)

$25

Non GDSNZ Paid Members  

GDSNZ MEMBERS AREA VIDEOS 

Become a GDSNZ member to watch a large variety of past event recordings. 

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PAST EVENTS ANDNEWS
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The Business of Garden Design

Video / The Business of Garden Design

Watch a live replay recording of the event

This is a very special lecture with lots of confidential information and honesty being shared, so to protect and respect the presenters, the lecture is only available to GDSNZ financial members and Unitec/Wintec Students only.

$10

Paid Members

(Student, Full & Accredited Members)

$20

Wintec & Unitec Students

(not available for non Students)

PAST EVENTS AND NEWS
  • Pechakucha 2024 | Humanity. How people and communities inspire creative processes
    Pechakucha 2024 | Humanity. How people and communities inspire creative processes
    Tue, Jul 23
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Our famous Pechakucha night is back! Arguably our most popular event of the year when 7 of our accredited members will entertain, educate and inspire us and fill the hunger in us all to know what each other are doing and thinking.
  • Jill Pierce  'A French Garden Journey' illustrated lecture + 2024 AGM
    Jill Pierce  'A French Garden Journey' illustrated lecture + 2024 AGM
    Tue, Jun 18
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Jun 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Jun 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    What a treat! Jill Pierce - perpetual gardener, art /design/landscape lover is our 2024 'after-AGM entertainment'. Jill will take us on her 2023 trip through French gardens including Kathryn Gustafson's 'Gardens of the Imagination' and Nicole de Vesian's La Louve'.
  • Photography Workshop with Sally Tagg, Photographer & Artist
    Photography Workshop with Sally Tagg, Photographer & Artist
    Sat, May 18
    Point Chevalier
    May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Point Chevalier, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
    May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Point Chevalier, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
    A two hour, hands-on, informal, 'workshop' with New Zealand based artist and photographer Sally Tagg.
  • Accreditation Information Evening 2024
    Accreditation Information Evening 2024
    Tue, Apr 16
    Epsom, Auckland
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Epsom, Auckland, 18B Aberfoyle Street, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Epsom, Auckland, 18B Aberfoyle Street, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    GDSNZ members are invited to attend an informal information evening about the upcoming Professional Accreditation process offered by GDSNZ for 2024
  • Government House Garden Tour  March 2024
    Government House Garden Tour  March 2024
    Tue, Mar 26
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Mar 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Mar 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Back by popular demand, is a visit to the gardens of Government House in Epsom, Auckland this March. The Head Gardener will be leading us on a 1.5 hour guided tour of the gardens, which are really beautiful and historically significant. Numbers are strictly limited to 20 so please act fast.
  • Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands 60th Anniversary and Plant Fair
    Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands 60th Anniversary and Plant Fair
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 16
    Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands, 125 Potts Road, Whitford 2571, New Zealand
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands, 125 Potts Road, Whitford 2571, New Zealand
    The fifth annual Ayrlies Plant Fair is back this month. It's not our event, but it is a wonderful opportunity to visit this outstanding garden and purchase some special, rare and unusual plants.
  • Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Wellington
    Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Wellington
    Thu, Mar 07
    Wellington School of Architecture
    Mar 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Wellington School of Architecture, Lecture Hall 1, Te Kura Waihanga, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington
    Mar 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Wellington School of Architecture, Lecture Hall 1, Te Kura Waihanga, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing globally renowned Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February/March 2024. Partnering with Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, Kathryn will deliver an evening lecture at Te Kura Waihanga - Wellington School of Architecture.
  • Kathryn Gustafson - Masterclasses
    Kathryn Gustafson - Masterclasses
    Thu, Feb 29
    School of Architecture & Planning
    Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing globally renowned Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February 2024. Partnering with Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland, Kathryn will deliver two masterclasses at the School of Architecture and Planning in Auckland.
  • Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Auckland
    Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Auckland
    Tue, Feb 27
    School of Architecture & Planning
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February/March 2024. This is a long-awaited visit from a globally renowned Landscape Architect. Kathryn will deliver an evening lecture in Auckland and Wellington and two masterclasses in Auckland.
  • Gardens are for People: Tom & Sue Stuart-Smith. Te Pūkenga - Unitec, Auckland. Monday 12th February, 2024.  6-9pm
    Gardens are for People: Tom & Sue Stuart-Smith. Te Pūkenga - Unitec, Auckland. Monday 12th February, 2024.  6-9pm
    Mon, Feb 12
    Red Theatre, Te Pukenga Unitec
    Feb 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Red Theatre, Te Pukenga Unitec, 139 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025
    Feb 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Red Theatre, Te Pukenga Unitec, 139 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025
    For one night only, internationally acclaimed landscape architect/garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith and his wife Dr Sue Stuart-Smith; psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book The Well Gardened Mind. Tom & Sue will jointly present an illustrated talk.
  • 2023 GDSNZ Xmas Party | Remuera, Auckland | Sunday 10th December, 2023 | 4 - 6pm
    2023 GDSNZ Xmas Party | Remuera, Auckland | Sunday 10th December, 2023 | 4 - 6pm
    Sun, Dec 10
    Auckland
    Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Auckland, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
    Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Auckland, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
    This year's GDSNZ Xmas Party promises to be a cracker! The Events team have created a fabulous celebration for us all to end the year. We will be visiting a private garden in Remuera, Auckland. This is a very special garden, created by a family with deep roots in New Zealand'.
  • GDSNZ Northland Garden Trip November 2023 Registrations Closed
    GDSNZ Northland Garden Trip November 2023 Registrations Closed
    Thu, Nov 16
    Northland, New Zealand
    Nov 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – Nov 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Northland, New Zealand
    Nov 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – Nov 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Northland, New Zealand
    Our fabulous events team have conjured up a spectacular trip to Northland this November bursting with garden visits in Whangarei, Coastal Tutukaka and Kerikeri. This event has been over subscribed and registrations are now closed.
  • October Event Government House Garden Tour  Registrations Closed
    October Event Government House Garden Tour  Registrations Closed
    Thu, Oct 26
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Oct 26, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Oct 26, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Our October event is a visit to Government House in Epsom, Auckland. The Head Gardener will be leading us on a 1.5 hour guided tour of the gardens and Penny Cliffin will be talking about the notable trees. Tours do not include the interior of the house. Numbers are strictly limited to 30.
  • 'Life & Light' Garden visit and Lighting Talk with Jenny Pullar
    'Life & Light' Garden visit and Lighting Talk with Jenny Pullar
    Tue, Sep 12
    Avondale, Auckland 1026
    Sep 12, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Avondale, Auckland 1026
    Sep 12, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Avondale, Auckland 1026
    An evening event walking through an Auckland garden at sunset, a talk followed by a garden stroll in the dark to better understand garden lighting with our garden lighting designer and expert Jenny Pullar
  • Pechakucha 2023 | The climate crisis. How innovative landscape design can make a difference.
    Pechakucha 2023 | The climate crisis. How innovative landscape design can make a difference.
    Tue, Jul 25
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Jul 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Jul 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Our famous Pechakucha night is back! Arguably our most popular event of the year when 7 of our accredited members will entertain, educate and inspire us and fill the hunger in us all to know what each other are doing and thinking.
  • Jo Wakelin - Climate Resilient gardens - an illustrated lecture + 2023 AGM
    Jo Wakelin - Climate Resilient gardens - an illustrated lecture + 2023 AGM
    Tue, Jun 13
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Jun 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:50 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Jun 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:50 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    We are honoured and delighted to have Jo Wakelin accept our invitation to give an illustrated talk after our AGM this year. Jo will take us on a visual tour around her garden and talk to us about the challenges of creating a climate resilient garden.
  • Michael McCoy 'Celebrating Stress - The Aesthetic Opportunity'
    Michael McCoy 'Celebrating Stress - The Aesthetic Opportunity'
    Wed, Apr 26
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Apr 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Apr 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    We're honoured to have Michael McCoy aka The Gardenist, garden designer, writer, host of ABC TV Series Dream Gardens and organiser of the High Horticulture Online Symposiums agree to an exclusive one-off illustrated lecture in person in Aotearoa and lead a panel discussion with NZ industry experts.
  • Riverhaven Artland Tour Saturday 22nd April 2023
    Riverhaven Artland Tour Saturday 22nd April 2023
    Sat, Apr 22
    Riverhaven Artland Sculpture Park
    Apr 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Riverhaven Artland Sculpture Park, 331 North Road, Clevedon 2582, New Zealand
    Apr 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Riverhaven Artland Sculpture Park, 331 North Road, Clevedon 2582, New Zealand
    A garden visit, sculpture tour and a yummy lunch. Art Gallery visit in the afternoon if you so desire. Clevedon, Auckland.
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