2018 New Zealand Daffodil Shows

Information for the 2018 North and South Island National Daffodil Shows

Each year, there are two National Daffodil Society Shows, one held in the North Island and one in the South Island. Below are the dates and locations for both National Shows.

For ferry information and schedules, click on The Interislander or Bluebridge.

2018 Local Daffodil Shows in New Zealand

Below are dates and locations for daffodils shows scheduled to be held throughout New Zealand this year. 

Please return to this page to view changes to the information below and for newly posted daffodil shows.

Contact the NDS Honorary Secretary, Catherine McKay to include your daffodil show or revise current show information on this page.

North Island Daffodil Shows

South Island Daffodil Shows

International Events

North Island Daffodil Shows


Saturday, July 21st
Northern Daffodil Club Table Show

Hamilton Gardens Pavilion,
Contact: Robin Hill
Phone: 021 760 545
Email: robinjhill45@yahoo.co.nz


Tuesday, August 7th
Central Daffodil Group Early Table Show

Jennings Farm Wedding Barn, Manakau
Staging 9 am - 11 am,
Enquires: John McLennan
Email: jfmdaffs@xtra.co.nz
PH: 06 364 7229

Monday, August 20th
Northern Daffodil Club Table Show
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion,
Cobham Drive, Hamilton

Enquiries:  Robin Hill
Email: robinjhill45@yahoo.co.nz
PH: 021 760 545

Saturday, August 25th
Northern Daffodil Club Early Show
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion,
Cobham Drive, Hamilton

Enquiries:  Robin Hill
Email: robinjhill45@yahoo.co.nz
PH: 021 760 545

Saturday & Sunday, August 25th - Sun 26th
Taranaki Daffodil Club Show
Palmers Garden Centre, New Plymouth
Entries close Friday, 2:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Joy Brogden
PH: 06 272 8282
Email: brogdenbulbs@xtra.co.nz

Saturday & Sunday, August 25th - 26th
Poverty Bay Horticultural Society Spring Show
Showgrounds Events Centre, Gisborne
Open to public Saturday 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Anne Pole
PH: 06 868 5245


Saturday, September 1st
Howick Horticultural Society Spring Show
Enquiries:  Patti Carr
Email: carrys@xtra.co.nz

Saturday, September 1st
Hawera Horticultural Society Spring Show

Community Centre,
Albion Street
Open to public Saturday, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Lyn Stanford
PH: 06 278 9182

Saturday & Sunday, September 1st - 2nd
53rdTitahi Bay Horticultural Society Spring Show
Paremata School Hall, 43 Paremata Crescent Paremata, Porirua
Open to public Saturday 1-5 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Enquiries:  Martin McKendrick
PH: 04 236 8062
Email: mckendrick@xtra.co.nz

Friday, September 7th
Morrinsville Horticultural Society Spring Show

Campbell Hall Knox Presbyterian Church
Canada Street, Morrinsville
Enquiries:  Margaret Liddell
PH: 027 788 6149

Friday, September 7th
Otaki Horticultural Society Spring Show
Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Road, Otaki
Enquiries:  John McLennan
PH:  06 364 7229
Email:  jfmdaffs@xtra.co.nz

Saturday, September 8th
New Plymouth Horticultural Society Spring Show
Fred Tucker Memorial Hall, Parklands Ave., Bell Block, New Plymouth
Enquiries:  Janet Clark
PH: 06 755 0042

Saturday & Sunday, September 15th-16th
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Spring Show
Dowse Art Museum in the James Co Centre
, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Setting up Friday afternoon.
Open to public Saturday 12 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Enquiries: Rachael Armstrong
PH: 021 048 0969
Email: rarmstrong81@outlook.co.nz

Saturday and Sunday, September 15th-16th
92nd Annual North Island National Daffodil Society Show
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
Cobham Drive,
Hosted by the Northern Daffodil Club
Local Contact is Robin Hill
Event: robinjhill45@yahoo.co.nz
Phone: 021 760 545
The NDS North Island Show Manager is Alasdair Nicoll
Phone: (07) 823 6044
Email: (aknicoll@xtra.co.nz)

Thursday, September 20th
110th Rongotea Horticultural Society Spring Show, Rongotea
Te Kawau Memorial Recreation Centre, Wye Street, Rongotea
Open to public Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Wilf Hall
Email: wilshe@extra.co.nz
PH: (06) 367 8160

Saturday, September 22nd
Wanganui Horticultural Society 150th Jubilee Spring Show
Enquiries:  Wayne Hughes
PH: 06 347 2847

Email: w.hug@xtra.co.nz


Saturday, October 6th
Northern Daffodil Club Late Show
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Cobham Drive, Hamilton
Open to public Saturday, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Robin Hill
Email: robinjhill45@yahoo.co.nz
PH: 021 760 545

Saturday, October 6th
Central Daffodil Group Late Table Show

Levin Public Library, Tetakere Centre, Levin
Enquires: Wilf Hall
Email: wilshe@xtra.co.nz
PH: 06 367 8160

Sunday, October 7th
Taranaki Daffodil Club Late Show

Fairfield Garden Centre
Enquiries:  Joy Brogden
PH: 06 272 8282
Email: brogdenbulbs@xtra.co.nz


South Island Daffodil Shows


Friday & Saturday, September 14th-15th
Marlborough Horticultural Society Spring Show
St. Christopher's Church Hall
92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim
Enquiries:  Peter Peterson, 1 Argosy Place, Blenheim

Saturday & Sunday, September 15th - 16th
Canterbury Horticultural Society
Spring Show combined with the Alpine Society Show
The Woolston Club, Christchurch
Enquiries: David and Leitha Adams

PH: 03 342 6236
Email: D-L.Adams@xtra.co.nz

Saturday & Sunday, September 15th-16th
Timaru Horticulture Society Spring Show
Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru
Entries close on Thursday September 13th at 1 p.m.
Enquiries:  Di Middlemass
PH: 03 688 7406

Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd-23rd
Brightwater Horticultural Society Spring Show

Brightwater Memorial Hall, Lord Rutherford Road, Brightwater
Open to public Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Arch Crerar
PH: 03 547 7641
Email: arch.crear@gmail.com

Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd - 23rd
Dunedin Horticultural Society Spring Show
Forbury Park Raceway, Dunedin
Open to public Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enquiries:  Elaine Burgess
PH: 03 473 0148

Friday, September 28th
Balclutha Gardening Club Spring Flower Festival
Balclutha War Memorial, Balclutha
Open to public 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Enquiries to Helen
PH: 03 418 8093or Sue 03 418 4004

92nd Annual South Island National Daffodil Society Show
Saturday and Sunday, September 29th-30th
Darfield Recreation Centre

Hosted by the Canterbury Horticultural Society
Member well-being contact: Aaron Russ (aaron@wildearth-travel.com)


Friday and Saturday, October 5th-6th
Te Anau District Spring Flower Show
Fiordland Community Events Centre, Te Anau
Entries for the show taken from on Thursday 4th October
Local Information: Judy Matthews
PH 03 249 7445 or cell 027 02335955
Email: apcjdm@xtra.co.nz


International Daffodil Events

May 2-5, 2019
2019 American Daffodil Society National Daffodil Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

September 2020 World Daffodil Convention
Canberra, Australia

With tours of Tasmania and New Zealand

2020 World Daffodil ConventionThe Daffodil Association of NSW/ACT and the Horticultural Society of Canberra will host the 2020 World Daffodil Convention, September 17 – 21, in Canberra, Australia. Plans are already underway for their fabulous daffodil show, educational symposium, and extensive daffodil garden tours. To find out more about this exciting International Daffodil Conference, visit their World Daffodil Conference 2020 webpage on the National Daffodil Association of Australia web site.