The Trusts Arena | 28th November - 2nd December 2018

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Retailers – Win $2,500 Off Your Retail Site Costs!*

    As we say goodbye to the Three Year Package retail promotion, there is still a chance to secure a great discount on your site with our September promotion – WIN $2,500 off your retail site!   To be eligible, simply apply and confirm your site before September 30th 2017. The winning exhibitor will ...

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September 1, 2017

August Exhibitor Info Evening

  It’s already time for the next Exhibitor Information Evening!   At the end of this month we will be holding our second information evening for all interested exhibitors in the Horticultural, Floral and Retail categories, or for those who are already signed up and would like further mentoring on their specific category. EVENT DETAILS ...

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August 17, 2017

Are you up to this challenge? Tui & Resene think so!

    Upcycle Garden Challenge – presented by Tui & Resene We Kiwis are an ingenious bunch when it comes to creating something new out of not alot. This year we are celebrating the Kiwi can-do attitude with our Upcycle Garden Challenge. We want you to create a small, colourful garden from upcycled objects with edible plants and ...

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August 8, 2017

Another RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold!

Sending a huge congratulations to Hillier Garden Centre for their record breaking 72nd consecutive gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show 2017 for their “Spring” by Hillier garden design. Designed and created by Sarah Eberle who is now celebrating her own 14th gold medal at the show, and also assisted in the process by 2016’s RHS ...

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May 24, 2017

NZFGS Exhibitor Information Night

  As we draw closer to the exhibitor application deadlines for the upcoming New Zealand Flower & Garden Show 2017, we want to help our prospective and current exhibitors to produce their very best work. The show offers a great opportunity to showcase your skills, talents and products. You can be a company or an ...

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May 15, 2017

Landscaping NZ

  It was great fun to be invited to attend and speak at the Landscaping New Zealand ‘Pecha Kucha’ evening last night. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese presentation format, which essentially means ‘chit chat’.  A simple description of this format, is that it is a total of 20 slides with each slide showing for just ...

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May 10, 2017

Memories from the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

I’m not actually an Event Manager, I’m a horticulturalist born and bred.   I first became involved with flower shows at a very tender age.  Each year my cousins and I would travel to Chelsea Flower Show, on the final day before it opened to the public and if we were lucky we would be ...

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March 6, 2017

Tips for Horticulture Exhibitors

With the inaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden show looming this coming November, Horticulture Exhibition Manager Kate Hillier has picked her top 10 pieces of advice to share with garden exhibitors.   1. Your exhibit is not accepted until your design has been approved. Until NZFGS have approved your design and allocated a site for your exhibit, ...

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March 1, 2017


It has taken a few months to find a suitable new home for the flower show…. Which is why I was so excited to be sitting down with Mark Gosling the Chief Executive of The Trusts Arena to sign our new venue contract.  Waitakere will be the home of the new flower show for the ...

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February 3, 2017

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