FLOWER SHOW TALENT BLOOMS
Top talent from New Zealand’s horticultural elite are being celebrated on the eve of New Zealand’s premier floral and horticultural spectacular, the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, with the announcement of the Best in Show Awards this evening.
A panel of experts from the horticultural industry gathered today, just one day before the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show opens to the public, to judge over 200 exhibits at New Zealand’s largest gardening showcase.
The Award Ceremony marks the launch of the Show, where over 40,000 visitors are expected to enter the gates of West Auckland’s, The Trusts Arena, over the next five days.
The Best in Show winners are:
Best in Show: Jules’ Zen Garden – Jules Moore from JM Landscapes
Horticultural Excellence: Lost and Found – Christian Jenkins of Christian Jenkins Landscape Design
Construction Excellence: Jules’ Zen Garden – Jules Moore from JM Landscapes
Design Excellence: Lost and Found – Christian Jenkins of Christian Jenkins Landscape Design
Sustainability Award: Winslow Girls – Christine Mawhinney
Overall Upcycle: Bushman’s Backyard – Hobbiton Movie Set
Special Feature: Land of the Long White Cloud – Franca Logan
Retailer of the Year Award: BeeGAP
Convenor of Judges and award-winning designer, Penny Cliffin, says; “The judging panel had its work cut out for them this year, having to select the best of the best within a field of excellence. There is no doubt that the calibre of exhibits seen at this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show have put New Zealand on the world stage as a Garden Show destination.”
Event Director and multi-award-winning garden designer, Kate Hillier, is thrilled with the talent shining through at the 2018 Show.
“The quality of exhibits seen at this year’s Show reflect the months of hard work, talent and skillset of New Zealand’s local and international horticultural community. We promised to be bigger and better this year, and our floral and horticultural displays have truly delivered on this. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Show over the next five days.”
Overall, 20 Gold, 18 Silver, and 26 Bronze Medals were awarded, with eight receiving Best in Show Awards. The People’s Choice Award will be announced this Friday 30 November.
Running from 28 November-02 December, at West Auckland’s The Trust’s Arena, for the second year in a row, 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 food and beverages.