What’s on for gardeners
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.