Kapit Branch

Paul Bevan
2 Rata Street, Waikanae 5036
Ph 04 293 3555
Email [email protected]

Secretary Lesley Gillespie
39 Kohekohe Road
Waikanae 5036
ph 021 960 294
Email [email protected]



All Branch meetings will be on Monday afternoons at 2.00pm at the Presbyterian Church, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae unless otherwise stated. For those at Ngaio Road, in-house matters will be dealt with first followed by tea or coffee (gold coin donation appreciated) usually around 2.30 pm. Our guest speaker should commence at about 3.00 pm and be finished by 4.00 pm.

Each meeting at Ngaio Road will have the listed in-house competetions. Non-members are cordially invited to bring your blooms of any species from your garden and enter them in the Novice Class between 1.30 pm and 2.00pm.Names are not required but name if you can. A member will be available to assist you. The class will be judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places awarded.

If you are not able to bring any blooms, you will still be made very welcome to any of our branch meetings. You will see from the speakers a wide range of subjects are covered. If you have any questions about camellias or other plants bring them along with you. There will also be a sales table and a raffle at each meeting.


Sunday March 3rd
Summer garden visit and afternoon tea at the home of Paul and Mary Bevan,
2 Rata Street, Waikanae
2pm to 4pm
Bring your favourite rose, which will be judged

Monday Apri1 1st
Guest Speakers: Beverley Gatfield and Margaret Haywood, "Propogation and pruning minature roses".  . In-house competition: Camellias any variety

Monday May 6
Guest Speaker: Tony Barnes (Camellia Bulletin Editor) "Frolics in France 2018" at the International Camellia Society's Congress.   In-house competitions: Camellias any variety

Tuesday June 4
Winter luncheon
12 noon to 3.00pm
Plateau Centre, Parkwood Retirement Village, Waikanae.   In-house compeition: Camellias any variety

Monday July 1    Guest speaker: Pam Sinclair, "Towards a p[redator free Kapaiti".   In-house competition; Camellias any variety" 

Monday August 5    2019 Branch Show issues, hints and roles.   In-house competition: Camellias any variety 

Saturday August 17  2019 Kapiti Annual Camellia Show - see below

Friday 23 - Monday 26 August   2019 National Show and Convention, Whanganui - view National Show web page 

Monday September 2     Guest speaker: Pam Stapleton, "Waikanae Esturay Care Group; Past, Present and Future" 

In-house competition: Camellia any variety 

Monday October 7  Guest Speaker: Glenis Day, "Creating a Spring posy".   In-house competition:  Camellias any variety  

Monday November 11  Day coach trip to visit gardens and other appropriate venues - details to follow

Monday December 2  Annual General Meeting and Christmas Social  Plateau Centre, Woodlands, Parkwood Retirement Village, Waikanae




 28 Utauta Street just north of the Memorial Hall (formerly known as the Senior Citizen's Hall) 


This show will provide the opportunity for everyone to view and exhibit a wide range of camellia blooms in their differing colours, shapes, sizes and species.

On the Frday, for non-members from 2pm to 4.30 pm bring your camellias from your garden in colours of White, Pink and Red, and variegated, and three of the same and three different colours, and enter them in the Novice Class. A schedule of the Novice classes will be available so you will know which class(es) to enter. A Steward will be available to assist. You are not required to name your blooms, but name if you can. The top three blooms will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The best bloom in all the classes will win the Champion Novice Class of the show along with a Trophy.


The show will open at 11.00am and close at 3.30 pm. There will be a number of stalls including produce, plants camellia products, along with a raffle. Prize giving for the Champion Bloom of the Show and the Champion Novice Bloom and those premier winners will be at 3.00 pm and the raffle draw at 3.15pm. There will be a top table and that is where the Champion and Premier blooms will be displayed. Those blooms will be the outstaning blooms of the show. Come along and have a look.

There is an entry fee of $2.00 per person, children free.

The two 2018 Champion Blooms at our annual show

 The Champion Bloom in the Novice class was a      Nicky Crisp (Pink) won by Merle Stevenson.
      The Champion Bloom of the Show, was an outstanding bloom (Crimsdon Red King) and was                   won by Margaret Monks.
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