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         Kapiti Branch Waikanae    

                      Branch Executive

Branch President

Lesley Gillespie
39 Kohekohe Road, Waikanae 5036
Ph: 021960294
Email: [email protected]


Margaret Monks 

35 Horopito Road, WAIKANAE 5036

Ph: 04 902 4797

Email: [email protected]


               Branch Programme 


All Branch meetings will be on Monday afternoons at 2.00 pm at the Presbyterian 

Church Centre Hall, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae, unless otherwise stated. 


  •       1.30pm to 1.55pm    In-house competition:  Camellias any variety    Non-members 

                are cordially invited to attend and if they have camellias in their garden they are 

                encouraged to bring their blooms of any colour and variety from their garden and

                enter them in the Novice Class.   There will be a member available to assist

  •      2.00pm to 2.25pm    All classes will be judged, and winning blooms will be awarded

               1st, 2nd or third prize    

  •      2.00pm to 2.30pm    In-house matters including a presentation of the plants of the

               month followed by questions    

  •      2.30pm to 3.00pm    Afternoon tea or coffee (gold coin donation appreciated), along 

               with social interaction.   There will also be a raffle with a number of prizes, a sales 

               table with a variety of  items, and a library of camellia and associated books

  •      3.00pm to 4.00pm   A Guest Speaker on a wide range of topics after which there will 

               be an opportunity to ask questions             

We are in level 1 with Covid-19 

The Branch continues with its meetings, and for 2021 they are -   

May 3                Guest Speaker:  Tricia Noble-Beasley, "Noble Estate - a family 

                          owned olive grove":  In-house competition: Camellias any 


June 1               Winter luncheon and Special General meeting to approve the 

                          Branch's accounts, Plateau Centre, Parkwood Retirement 

                          Village, Waikanae.  Guest Speaker:  Gus Evans In-house 

                          competition: Camellias any species

July 5                Guest Speaker:   Peter Gillespie "The wicked and pernicious 

                          weed- a brief history of hops" 

August              National Camellia Show and Convention - Tauranga.  Details 

13 to 16            on the National Show web page. 

August 21        12.00pm to 4.00pm  Kapiti Branch Camellia Show, Presbyterian 

                          Church Centre, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae.  Details follow

September 6    Visit two spring gardens after afternoon tea and raffle draw.

                          In-house competition:  Camellia any variety               

September       Outing to be advised

October 1         Guest Speaker:  Margaret Monks and Simon Read "Inspirational 

                          Gardens around the world".  In-house competition:  Camellias 

                          any species       

November 1     2.00pm to 4.00pm, Garden Visit: Guided garden walk with Kevin 

                          Pritchard,  Chief of Grounds, at Midlands Retirement Village, 

                         Trent Drive (off Milne Drive), followed by afternoon tea 

Note: There were no National nor Branch Annual Shows during August 2020

due to Covid 19  

    403 Dr Colin Crisp

                                                          Hybrid Dr Colin Crisp                



          Friday 20 - Saturday 21 AUGUST 2021

                 Presbyterian Church Centre Hall, 43 Ngaio Road


This will be the first time our annual Show will be held in the Ngaio Road Hall.  Come

along between 12 midday and 4.00 pm on the Saturday and view up to 270 exhibited

blooms of varying sizes, colours, shapes and varieties.  They will be judged and the

outstanding blooms will be displayed on a Top Table along with their trophies and


  Entry for adults is a gold coin, and children are free.  This money will go toward 

the costs associated with running the show.    


For non-members you are invited to bring your blooms from your gardens of any 

colour, size, shape or variety and/or three blooms of the same variety of any size

on the Friday between 2.00pm and 6.00pm.    One of our members will be there to

assist you to exhibit your blooms.   They too will be judged.   You may win a prize.

All the outstanding blooms from the Open and Novice  classes will be displayed on

the Top Table.  

                              Note there was no annual show in 2020 because of Covid-19

                                2019 KAPITI'S BRANCH ANNUAL SHOW

                                                      Saturday 17 August    

                                             WAIKANAE COMMUNITY CENTRE

                                THE EXHIBITED CAMELLIA BLOOMS 

Panorama Kapiti Hall Layout 2019

                            All the blooms exhibited in their different classes, colours and sizes.                                                                                                                                          


       Brian Champion Bloom & Trophies 2019Novice Best Bloom Kapiti Show 17 8 19

          Pam and Brian's two trophies with the Champion Bloom Frank Howser Variegated to the 

          left, and Geoff Osgood's trophy with the Best Novice Bloom, a pink Nuccio's Lace                     




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