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.

  • GDSNZ Coromandel Garden Trip April 2021 - Registrations Closed
    Friday 9th April am - Sunday 11th April pm
    Garden Design Society New Zealand
    Friday 9th April am - Sunday 11th April pm
    Garden Design Society New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
    Our fabulous events team have been at it again and have a wonderful AWAY trip planned for us. Please 'save the date' and 'let us know if you're interested in joining us'.
  • Ōrākei Ethnobotanic Garden - A Guided Tour
    Sat, Mar 27
    Garden Design Society New Zealand
    Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Garden Design Society New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
    Join Rob Small ((Ngāpuhi) for a guided tour of the Ōrākei Ethnobotanic Garden he has helped create in collaboration with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, on their land at Pourewa Reserve, East Auckland.
  • Carl Pickens Lecture: Urban Agriculture
    Thu, Feb 25
    Eden Community Church & Livestream
    Feb 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    How can the incorporation of urban agriculture in New Zealand’s urban design and planning contribute to a more sustainable future? FREE for GDS members, $10 for non-members.
  • Dawson & Co Lunch
    Thu, Dec 03
    115 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland
    Dec 03, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    115 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland, 115 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Dawson & Co would like to invite you to view the 2020 outdoor collection from DEDON, Tribu and Cove Outdoor. Take in the latest international designs from some of the world's leading outdoor furniture makers with a light lunch and refreshments.
  • Fernando Caruncho Garden Visit, St Heliers, Auckland
    Thu, Dec 03
    This is a GDS financial members only event
    Dec 03, 2020, 10:30 AM
    This is a GDS financial members only event
    FULLY BOOKED Fernando Caruncho is an International Landscape designer and philosopher. Famous for his minimalist gardens. Caruncho has designed a garden in St Heliers, Auckland and GDSNZ have been granted a very special opportunity to visit.