IT’S SHOW TIME AGAIN!

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The New Zealand Flower & Gar­den Show is back! The newly lo­cated Show will run from 29 Novem­ber to 3 De­cem­ber 2017, at the Trusts Arena grounds, Waitakere, Auck­land.

Kate Hil­lier, NZFGS Event Di­rec­tor says the Show is set to wow with some­thing for ev­ery­one. “Fash­ion­istas, food­ies, DIYers, hobby gar­den­ers as well as the gar­den shed tin­ker­ers, green-thumbed and flower en­thu­si­asts will be im­pressed by the hun­dred plus dis­plays across over ten dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories,” says Hil­lier.

The Breast Cancer Foun­da­tion NZ (BCFNZ) is the of­fi­cial char­ity for the five-day event and the in­au­gu­ral BCFNZ Pink Rib­bon Walk will be de­signed and built by breast cancer sur­vivor and award win­ning gar­den de­signer, Norma de Lan­gen. Norma de­scribes the de­sign as sym­bolic of ev­ery breast cancer pa­tient’s jour­ney.

In­ter­na­tional de­signer Pas­cal Garbe is the Con­venor of Judges. The multi-award win­ning French de­signer has pre­vi­ously judged NZ gar­dens and shows, but says he never tires of see­ing the an­tipodean cre­ativ­ity and style. “The jour­ney to the South­ern Hemi­sphere is al­ways worth it when I get to see the unique per­spec­tive that Ki­wis bring to their de­signs,” says Garbe. “This year I’ll be look­ing for gar­dens that are both as­pi­ra­tional and ac­ces­si­ble – a truly suc­cess­ful gar­den de­sign is not just one that wows pa­trons, but also in­spires show at­ten­dees to get their hands dirty in their own back­yard.”

Tick­ets for the New Zealand Flower & Gar­den show go on sale from May 1 via Tick­etek.

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