Wonderful Garden Events – November

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through November 9th — New Plymouth & Taranaki, New Zealand

Taranaki Rhododendron Festival

Recognised as New Zealand’s  finest regional celebration of gardens and gardeners. Almost 50 gardens open their gates during this popular garden festival.



November 12th, 13th — Launceston, Tasmania

Launceston Horticultural Society Rose, Iris & Rhododendron Show

Features creative floral art, container-grown plants, junior exhibits and a variety of cut flowers. Plant sales and advice from plant experts.  St Ailbe’s Hall, Margaret Street, Launceston. Entry $2 Saturday 2pm-5pm; Sunday 9am-4pm.



November 12 — Glendora, California

Vegetables in Pots

Learn how to grow edibles year-round. Experts show you how to plant your own winter veggie and herb garden in your favorite container.  Armstrong Garden Centers, Route 66, Glendora. 9am.



November 12th — Birmingham, Alabama

Hikes for the Tikes

Join nationally known story-teller, Ashley Hulsey Coutch, for a story and a nature hike through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  Hands-on activities if the weather is not pleasant. 10am – noon. FREE.




November 12th, 13th — Belmont, Victoria, Australia

Geelong Bonsai Show

A display of 120 plus magnificent trees,demonstrations and advice on your projects, and a well-stocked trading table. Adults $4. 10-5, 10-4pm. Masonic Centre, Regent Street, Belmont, Vic



November 18th – 20th — Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Home and Garden Show

Fantastic feature gardens, products and demonstrations, and give-aways. Dedicated section for garden products & services. Adults $8, Seniors Special Friday Only $5, under 16 Free (w adult). 10-6pm, Sun til 5pm.



November 24th — Kew Gardens, London

Exploring Natural China

Author Heather Angel discusses her latest visit to China, where she photographed  verdant bamboo forests, spectacular caves, lush rainforests and exquisite alpine flowers.Thursday 24 November 7pm.  Jodrell Lecture Theatre. Tickets: £5 (£4 Friends, Premier Friends). Booking required.


November 25th – 27th — Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson Home and Garden Show 2011

One of New Zealand’s most important and interesting home and garden products exhibitions. Showcases all type of garden care products, home and garden furniture, home and garden lighting, home and garden decoration products.  Trafalgar Centre, Paru Paru Rd. Adults $6, seniors special ONLY on Friday $3, under 16 free with adult. 10am – 5pm.


25th – 27th November — Mexico City

Expo Casa y Jardin

The Home and Garden Expo offers products and services to decorate, to innovate and renovate interior, exterior and garden spaces. World Trade Center , Col. Napoles.



28th November  — Coral Gables, Florida

Plants and People Program for Alzheimer’s

Fairchild Gardens presents the Plants and People Program for Alzheimer’s. Early to mid-stage patients and their caregivers will be treated to lunch and an exclusive and interactive tram tour of Fairchild. 11:30 a.m. Free, but registration  required one week in advance.



2nd December — Coral Gables, Florida

The Plant ID Workshop

Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month. Space is limited to the first twelve people that reserve online. Please no photographs, real specimens only. Fairchild’s Center for Tropical Plant Conservation in the front seminar room, located at 11935 Old Cutler Road. 1pm.



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