If you love lilies, you're in the right place. Join us, the New Zealand Lily Society, in the garden to unearth all things Lilum bloom-related. Helping people learn and discover the magic of these plants is what we love to do. Share stories, growth suggestions and enjoy the company of our like-minded appreciators, celebrating the uniqueness of lilies.
We invite you to peel back the leaves of our website and explore...
In the world of lilies....
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OUR LATEST NEWS:
It costs very little to become a member of our society, yet the rewards are great. If you love lilies, you'll love being part of the NZ Lily Society....
For some months member Don Bell has been working with the Curator of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens to formulate a 'Memorandum of Agreement' to facilitate closer ties and co-operation regarding their lily collection and the exchange of seed and bulbs etc.
The Gardens have quite a collection of good species and one of our members, Jim McDonald, has some of them mapped. Jim's a regular visitor to the Gardens to see which lilies are up and thriving and flowering etc. READ MORE
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There's always something happening with the NZ Lily Society. Perhaps you'd like to join, or come along to one of our events.
If you love lilies, join in with us and indulge your enthusiasm...
2021 ANNUAL SHOW
Saturday January 9
2pm - 5pm &
Sunday January 10
9am - 4pm
October 1 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Meeting. The Apprentice Room, Riccarton Racecourse.
November 5 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Meeting and Table Show. The Apprentice Room, Riccarton Racecourse.
December 3 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Meeting, Table Show and Xmas Party. The Balmerino Room, Riccarton Racecourse.
January 10 Friday 11am - 8pm. Staging for Annual Show. Balmerino Room, Riccarton Racecourse.
January 11 Saturday 8am - 10am. Staging for Annual Show. 2pm - 5pm. Open to the public.
January 12 Sunday 9am - 4pm. Annual show open to the public.
January 14 Tuesday from 4pm. Visit to Martin Toon's garden.
January 19 Sunday 11am. Visit to member David Hobbs garden BROADFIELD.
February 4 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Metting and Table Show including decorative section. The Balmerino Room.
March 3 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Meeting and Table Show. The Apprentice Room.
April 7 Tuesday 7:30pm. General Meeting and Trophy Night. The Apprentice Room.
August 2 Sunday 2pm. Bulb Sale & Auction. The Balmerino Room.
August 4 Tuesday 7:30pm. Annual General Meeting. The Apprentice Room.
Links. you might like...
The North American Lily Society (NALS) was organized in 1947 to promote interest in the genus Lilium. The society has active members from almost every state and province in North America, as well as from many countries around the world.
Links of interest in the Lily World...
Homepage of the Royal Horticultural Society Lily Group of Britain
This is an excellent information page about Lilium species, with lots of photos.
Darm Crook is a well-known grower and expert on Lilium species in Canada. There are wonderful photos here of huge plantings of unusual lilies.
Information about Lilium species. This site gives detailed technical information on the Lilium species.