Future Conferences


‘Rhododendron Odyssey’ 2024

Many who attended the NZRA conference in Geraldine in 2008 still comment what a great event it was. 2024 brings the opportunity for you to return to Geraldine to experience the beautiful gardens and scenery the area is known for.

Beautiful gardens in Timaru will also be incorporated into Rhodenza 2024. A recent study of eleven regions that do not have a metropolis, found Timaru came out on top as the best place to live in New Zealand. It is known for its elegant Victorian and Edwardian buildings, Caroline Bay, its thriving port and is the gateway to the mountains, lakes and rivers of the Central South Island.

You are invited to come and enjoy what the Geraldine and Timaru areas have to offer.

Main venue: Woodbury Hall

Transport from Christchurch airport: If there is sufficient demand transport will be provided from Christchurch Airport to Geraldine. A set pick up time will be given later.


  • 29 October - Opening this evening
  • 30 October - AGM followed by garden visits in Geraldine area. Free evening
  • 31 October – Garden visits in Geraldine area. Conference dinner and guest speaker this evening
  • 1 November – Garden visits Timaru followed by lunch and closing ceremony.


It is anticipated there will be sufficient accommodation in Geraldine for those attending:

Geraldine Motels
Asure Scenic Route
Four Peaks Motel
Black on Grey

Other accommodation options will be provided later.

Enquiries to:

Joy O’Keefe  Email: [email protected]  Phone: 021 09053669

Ann Johnstone Email: [email protected]  Phone: 027 3163313