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.