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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 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.

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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)

  • GDSNZ | Xmas Party 2022 @ Dawson & Co
    Fri, Nov 25
    Dawson & Co showrooms
    Nov 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Dawson & Co showrooms, 115 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    What better way to spend the eve of the Auckland Garden DesignFest than with your fellow GDSNZ members and lovers of all things garden design celebrating the year we've had and the weekend to come.
  • Matakana & Point Wells: 3 Gardens in 1 Day
    Sun, Nov 06
    Locations will be sent to ticket holders
    Nov 06, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Locations will be sent to ticket holders
    A day of garden visits and a yummy lunch. Various locations in Matakana & Point Wells, Rodney District.
  • Andy Hamilton: A Lecture
    Wed, Oct 05
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Oct 05, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 6.30PM Start / 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    A discussion on naturalistic planting design A lecture by Andy Hamilton, illustrated with 10 gardens from New Zealand, Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • The Business of Garden Design
    Wed, Sep 14
    Eden Community Church/ Livestream Online
    Sep 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – Sep 15, 2022, 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, 2022, 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, 2022, 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, 2022, 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.
  • GDSNZ AGM 2022
    Wed, Jun 22
    Eden Community Church
    Jun 22, 2022, 7:30 PM – Jun 23, 2022, 9:00 PM
    Eden Community Church, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    We're flipping things around this year and starting the evening with our incredible guest speaker, having a 'social break' with drinks and nibbles, then the GDSNZ AGM 2022 Do join us.