THE HISTORY OF FUCHSIA
The first fuchsia was discovered in the Dominican Republic in the late 17th Century by Father Charles Plumier, a missionary and botanist of that time. He named the plant Fuchsia triphylla coccinea after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist who had died 100 years earlier. Incidentally, his name was pronounced ‘Fooks’ so perhaps we should be pronouncing fuchsias as ‘fooksias’.
THE NATIONAL FUCHSIA SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
The inaugural meeting of the National Fuchsia Society be formed which was held in the horticultural hall in Lower Hutt on Sunday 11th November 1984
Promote the interest in fuchsias to all parts of New Zealand.
Assistance, education, and wellbeing of fuchsia enthusiasts throughout NZ.
To collaborate with Fuchsia Societies worldwide.
Meet Our Team
The directory of the National Fuchsia Society of New Zealand Inc. 2018
“The National Fuchsia Society has many groups throughout New Zealand who love to share their passion for Fuchsias.”
WELLINGTON FUCHSIA SOCIETY
President: FRANCES BURRUS, Wellington 5028
Secretary: JANET GROCOTT, Wellington 6023
Meetings: 7.30pm on the 3rd Monday of each month (except Dec) at the Moera Community Centre, Randwick Crescent, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Note: 1.30pm in June, July, August
FRANKLIN FUCHSIA GROUP
President: Carol Smithlin, Waiuku 2123
Secretary: Sylvia Galbraith, Waiuku 2618
Contact: Carol West, Waiuku 2123
SUN CITY FUCHSIA GROUP
Contact: Dick Watson, Stoke, Nelson 7011
Meetings: First Tuesday evening in members’ homes
ASHBURTON FUCHSIA GROUP
President: Aine Whiting, Ashburton 7700
Secretary: Margaret Bennett, Ashburton 7700
Meetings at 1.30 pm at St Pauls Church Hall, Oxford Street, on 1st Tuesday of the month. No Meeting June or July.
NEW PLYMOUTH FUCHSIA 2000
President: Gwen Thomson, North Taranaki 4375
Secretary: Marlene Adams, New Plymouth 4310
Meetings at St James Prebyterian Church, Lawry St, Moturoa, New Plymouth at 1.30pm on 2nd Thursday each month (except Jan & Jul)
SOUTH OTAGO FUCHSIA GROUP
Contact: Fay Lowery, Balcutha 9230
OTAGO FUCHSIA GROUP
Contact: Veronica MacMillan, Dunedin 9077
Delegate: Catherine Nunweek, Christchurch
WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR WONDERFUL FUCHSIA SHOWS
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