The wait is over for top horticultural talent!
After thousands of hours of hard work, the long wait is over for top local and international horticultural talent.
A panel of top industry judges have today awarded the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at New Zealand’s floral and horticultural spectacular, the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show.
The Show is open to the public from Wednesday 28 November-02 December, at West Auckland’s The Trusts Arena.
NZFGS Gold Medals have been awarded to:
Lost and Found, Christian Jenkins, Christian Jenkins Landscape Design
Jules’ Zen Garden, Jules Moore, JM Landscapes
A Pollinators Paradise, Katrina Christison and Christine Prebble, Tidy Gardens and Mosaic Design
Land of the Long White Cloud, Franca Logan, Florienne
Urban Oasis, Matt McIsaac, Industry Landscapes
Nesian Fusion Garden, Roscommon School
Beachside, Mairangi Bay School
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Winslow Girls, Christine Mawhinney
Hobbiton Movie Set
Bonsai on the Rocks, Auckland Bonsai Society
Lisa Gilmour, Manukau Institute of Technology
Standing Tall in the Pacific, Lorraine Usher and Geri Nielson, Floral Art Society of New Zealand
Force of Nature, Valmae Cameron, Floral Art Society of New Zealand
Convenor of Judges and award-winning designer, Penny Cliffin, says; “The excellence on display at the 2018 New Zealand Flower and Garden Show is a testament to the talent and creativity of the horticultural community. Judging over 200 exhibits that reflect a world-class standard of horticultural and floral design is no easy feat. Each medal was awarded based on a number of key elements including; ‘wow’ factor, originality of design, the quality and appropriateness of plant material and quality of construction.” Whilst local and international garden show trends have shown a strong emphasis towards edible gardens, Event Organisers are quick to point out that key trends seen at the 2018 New Zealand Flower and Garden Show are pollinator gardens, tropical plantings in modern settings and gardens focused around mindfulness and well-being.
Event Director and multi-award-winning garden designer, Kate Hillier, says; “It is fantastic to see
a range of exhibitors being recognised at this year’s Show, from seasoned professionals, up and comers and DIY enthusiasts.
The New Zealand Flower and Garden Show takes pride in supporting New Zealand’s horticultural community, and we can’t wait for visitors to see the incredible talent on offer at ‘the best Show IN Earth’ over the next five days!”
NZFGS Silver Medals have been awarded to:
Juxtapose, Brent Reid, Candeo Design
Floating Shadows, Iftikhar Ahmed, Treeline Designz
The Colours of Spring, Iuliia Kushnir, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Ukraine)
Yibo Wang, Buckhorn Landscapes
Retirement Living, Ryman Healthcare
Jun Zi Yuan, Jason Chen, Thomas Consultants
Arohanui, Arohanui Special School
Our Backyard, Rhode Street School
Ranui Community Garden
Moths & Butterflies of NZ Trust
Hub Zero, Tara Moala
Funk Up My Junk, Buffie Mawhinney
Our Roots, Students of New Zealand Management Academies Floristry
Look at us now! Raewyn Thomas, Floral Art Society of New Zealand
Palm Beats, Druma Kamikamika, Suva Orchid and Horticultural Circle
Red Earth is ‘Our Place’, Ann Crawford, Windsor Florist
Mixed Marriage, Clive Harrison, Brustics
Nature’s Jungle within the Concrete Jungle, Adam Shuter, Shuter Design
An Appointment with Nature, Ben Thornton, Shuter Design
NZFGS Bronze Medals have been awarded to:
Elements in Action, Dan Mackay, Ministry of Ground
Risonanza Sonora, Dean Saunders, Outlook Landscapes
Interbeing, Justice Bellamy
Reconnection + Recollection, Oscar Perress, The Construct Project
Fairy Forest, Kelly Greenhalgh, The Garden Fairies
Luxx Wild, Stacey Lupton
West is Best, Flanshaw Road School
Swim Between the Flags, Holy Cross Catholic School
Te Wao Nui O Tāne, Department of Conservation
Monarch Butterfly House and Function Centre, West Lynn Garden
The Blues, Rebecca Agnew
Waste Not, Want Not, Rebecca Agnew
Global Warming, Aminiasi Naidike, Suva Orchid and Horticultural Circle
Flow, Leigh Greenstreet, Floral Art Society of New Zealand
A Touch of Zealandia, Sue Gardiner, Floral Art Society of New Zealand
The Claypot, Aminiasi Naidike, Suva Orchid and Horticultural Circle
Takia, Losana Cakaunivalu, Suva Orchid and Horticultural Circle
My Happy Place, Sandra Hainsworth, Harbour Rose Florist
Urning for You, Students of New Zealand Management Academy, Floristry
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.
For more information visit www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz. To purchase tickets for the 2018 NZ Flower and Garden Show visit TICKETEK or purchase at the gate.