Meetings | Field Trips


Monday 7 May 7:30 pm. Upper Riccarton Library meeting room. 71 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton. Speaker: DrJason Butt (Environment Canterbury). Topic: “Chatham Islands: native flora and weed control.” Jason will talk about his recent trips to the Chatham Islands and the weed control ECan is carrying out on the islands.


Saturday 12 May. Tai Tapu podocarp forest remnants. Details to come.
Where to meet: TBA.
Suitability: Moderate.
Cost: $ per passenger. Petrol reimbursement to drivers (10c/km paid to drivers).
What to bring: Lunch, drink, warm clothes, hat, raincoat, sturdy footwear, petrol money.
Trip leader/s: Jason Butt.


Canterbury Botanical Society AGM. Monday 11 June. St Ninians Church Hall. Puriri Street, Riccarton. Speaker: TBA. Topic: TBA.

MEETING. Monday 2 July. Speaker: TBA. Topic: TBA.

FIELD TRIP. Saturday 7 July. TBA.


The Society holds monthly evening meetings, usually on the first Monday of each month. Meetings start at 7.30 pm. We organise a speaker and follow the meeting with an informal supper and chat.

Upper Riccarton libraryClick here to open larger mapEvening meetings are held in a community meeting room at the Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton. The meeting room is just through the main library doors (on your left). Entry to the library closes at 8 pm but you can exit after this time by pushing the green button next to the door. Parking is available in front of the library.

Information for speakers
The meeting room has a data projector (and cable) but you need to bring your own laptop or advise the meeting organiser that they need to bring one. Please check that your laptop is able to connect to an external projector.

Field trips are usually held on the Saturday following the evening meeting. Trips in the winter months are to places closer to Christchurch and in the warmer months we take advantage of the longer daylight hours to venture further afield.

In January we have a week-long summer camp and visit places which are too far to access from Christchurch for a day trip. We book affordable accommodation and make daily excursions from this point.

In spring we often have a long weekend camp over Show Weekend in November.

Occasionally we hold workshops on specific topics.

The AGM is held on the first Saturday after Queen’s Birthday weekend. After the AGM we have a speaker, followed by a shared finger food lunch.