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 welcome non-members to our evening talks held during the winter months for a nominal charge of $10. Wine and nibbles are provided with an extra small charge for drinks.

  • Andy Hamilton: A Lecture
    Wed, Oct 05
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    A discussion on naturalistic planting design A lecture by Andy Hamilton, illustrated with 10 gardens from New Zealand, Africa and the United Kingdom.
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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.


Paid Members

(Student, Full & Accredited Members)


Wintec & Unitec Students

(not available for non Students)

  • The Business of Garden Design
    Wed, Sep 14
    Eden Community Church/ Livestream Online
    Sep 14, 6:00 PM – Sep 15, 7:30 PM
    Eden Community Church/ Livestream Online, 6.30PM Start / 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    This is a lecture you will not want to miss as Claire and Anna will take us through their experiences of setting up their own businesses after being students at Unitec in Auckland.
  • Te Tiriti workshop - Te Tai-awa o te Ora Trust
    Sat, Aug 13
    Online Workshop - Via Zoom
    Aug 13, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Workshop - Via Zoom
    We are proud to confirm our first Tiriti workshop with Christine Herzog from Te Tai-awa o te Ora Trust
  • Pechakucha night
    Tue, Jul 26
    Eden Community Church and Livestream
    Jul 26, 7:00 PM
    Eden Community Church and Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Our famous Pechakucha night where we are inspired and entertained by our Accredited members and drink beautiful 'Glogg' (also on livestream)
  • GDSNZ Accreditation 2022 Information Evening
    Jun 28, 7:30 PM
    Glenys's place, 18B Aberfoyle Street, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    GDSNZ members are invited to attend an informal information evening about the Professional Accreditation process offered by GDSNZ for 2022.