What’s on for gar­den­ers

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Or­gan­is­ers of the New Zealand Flower and Gar­den Show are thrilled at the sup­port they have re­ceived from New Zealand busi­nesses this year. The most re­cent ad­di­tions to their spon­sor­ship fam­ily are Mitre 10 and Ry­man Health­care.

They join Re­sene, Yates, The Hunt­ing Lodge, Ray White Aus­tar Re­alty, WestCity Waitakere, Co­caCola Amatil and Qual­ity Ho­tel Lin­coln Green.

Event Di­rec­tor and multi award­win­ning gar­den de­signer, Kate Hil­lier, is quick to point out that with­out spon­sor­ship her dream of stag­ing New Zealand’s pre­mium flo­ral and hor­ti­cul­tural spec­tac­u­lar sim­ply wouldn’t be pos­si­ble.

“The suc­cess of our in­au­gu­ral show last year has prompted many new spon­sors to put their hands up to be in­volved for 2018 and that sup­port has en­abled us to take the Show to the next level.”

New ad­di­tions to the 2018 Show in­clude green themed cook­ing demon­stra­tions by cel­e­brated chefs, in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed gar­den de­sign­ers from Aus­tralia, Amer­ica,

UK, Europe and Asia and a re­freshed VIP Ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Show also has a re­vamped foot­print with ex­hibits both in­side and out to com­bat Auck­land’s un­pre­dictable weather.

Mitre 10 will be pre­sent­ing this year’s Gar­den to Ta­ble Schools Gar­den Com­pe­ti­tion. The Com­pe­ti­tion will al­low eight pri­mary schools to let their imag­i­na­tion run riot and de­sign, plant and cre­ate an edi­ble gar­den.

For DIY en­thu­si­asts, Mitre 10 Am­bas­sador, Stan Scott will be cre­at­ing a gar­den in real time dur­ing the Show with vis­i­tors in­vited to get their own hands dirty along­side the pop­u­lar DIY guru.

Run­ning over five days from the 28th of Novem­ber, vis­i­tors will be of­fered the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence award-win­ning gar­den ex­hibits, fea­ture flo­ral art in­stal­la­tions and dis­plays, in­dulge in a spot of re­tail ther­apy and en­joy gourmet re­fresh­ments.

To pur­chase tick­ets for the 2018 NZ Flower and Gar­den Show, visit TICKETEK.

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