The Trusts Arena, Auckland | 27th November - 1st December 2019

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 20 seconds.  Landscaping NZ kindly asked me to be the first presenter of five for the evening.

Not wanting to bore people, I included lots of pictures in the presentation, mainly those of award winning gardens from the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and Ellerslie International Flower Show and discussed what each designer did to get them to that level.


The main point I wanted to focus on however, was that each of those designers wish to create a garden at this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, and we would love the members of Landscaping NZ to become involved in it as well!

So this is my call to all those who may be interested – we are looking to set up an informal arrangement whereby we put designers, landscape contractors, builders, plant suppliers – indeed all potential garden suppliers together. Even volunteers able to help with labouring, planting etc. as  this helps share the workload, particularly key if you are exhibiting from overseas.

Anyway, I’m not sure how much information I managed to convey last night, it is amazing how fast 20 seconds go by!  So, to those that attended last night, if you didn’t catch everything or to those that didn’t attend but like to be inspired please feel free to view the presentation here.

And if you are interested in teaming up with a garden designer, be it a national or international please don’t hesitate to contact me,

Until next time,

Kate Hillier
Event Director

May 10, 2017

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