The Society is over 110 years old and has a modest membership of about 40 people who meet around 8 times a year. As well as bringing together like-minded people to exchange ideas and share tips, tricks and achievements of a horticultural nature, the primary purpose of the Society is to organize and run the biannual Brightwater Flower Shows.
Held over 2 days at the Brightwater Hall, both the Spring and Summer Flower Shows are open to all. District Garden Clubs and Nelson Horticultural Society members are especially welcome to show their flowers. The show schedule also includes a section for school children and pre-school children.
Current affiliations include the National Daffodil Society of New Zealand and the National Dahlia Society of New Zealand.
As part of the Societies commitment to the local Brightwater community, regular donations are made to the Brightwater School and Brightwater Volunteer Fire Brigade.
The Society welcomes and encourages new participants to enter exhibits into both our Spring and Summer flower shows. We hope you find the experience fun and rewarding and that you’ll encourage your friends and family to also enter and attend the shows.