The Canterbury Horticultural Society has established a formal sponsorship programme to attract support for its mission of “connecting people to the art, science and practice of gardening and horticulture”.

Sponsors may contribute in either cash (directly or through a discount to CHS members) or kind (ie products or services) or a combination of both over a renewable 1 year period. Cash sponsorships may be paid on a weekly or monthly basis if preferred.

Several levels of sponsorship are available as follows (annual amounts):

  • Principal Sponsor – $25,000 (1 only)
  • Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 (5 only)
  • Gold Sponsor – $5,000 (10 only)
  • Silver Sponsor – $2,500 (10 only)
  • Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 (20 only)
  • Base Sponsor – $500 (unlimited)

A table setting out the benefit package for each of these sponsorship levels can be found below

Details of relevant CHS activities are as follows:

Access to CHS Members

For privacy reasons we cannot give any sponsor direct access to our membership database, however we can send promotional messages via email or our website and face-to- face contact with members can be arranged for certain programmes.

CHS brochures

Every year we produce several hundred brochures to promote CHS membership, tours, bequests etc.

Sponsor Board – a Sponsor Board will feature the names and/or logos of sponsors in the Principal, Platinum and Gold categories. It will be located in the entry foyer and be visible to members and all other parties using the Horticultural Hall for their events. For major CHS events in the Templin Hall, the Sponsor Board will be placed in a prominent position in the Hall for the duration of the event.

CHS Programmes

Current CHS programmes and activities are:

  • All About Gardening – twice monthly
  • CHS Ramblers – fortnightly
  • Spring & Summer Garden Awards
  • Edible Garden Awards
  • HortTalk – Q & A on Facebook
  • Tours – a range of tours of a local, regional and international nature
  • Junior Gardeners – monthly
  • Winter Speaker Series
  • Interactive Horticulture Workshops
  • 2017 Oderings Schools Garden Show
  • 2017 Autumn Garden Show – with CCC Botanic Gardens
  • Annual A&P Show participation
  • Specialist programmes of a one-off nature eg Magic Moss
  • Mid-Winter Feast (fundraiser)
  • Annual Quiz night (fundraiser)
  • MJ Barnett Memorial Address
  • Margaret Watling Demonstration
  • Orchards in Schools (7 schools to date, 6 more in 2016)
  • Life in Vacant Spaces – Alhambra Gardens
  • 360° Christchurch Perimeter Walk
  • Ōtākaro Orchard & Community Food Hub (North Frame Precinct Project)

Monthly Newsletter

Sections available for naming rights sponsorship are:

  • All About Gardening
  • Quiz
  • Tours
  • Recipe
  • Top Tasks
  • Lead article


For more information on becoming a CHS Sponsor please contact Tony Kunowski by email or telephone
Work: 366 6937 Mobile: 027 455 7720