Auckland Flower Show & Waiheke Island
Short Break 23 – 26 November 2016
Details about the inaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden Show have recently been revealed. To be held at the iconic location of Okahu Bay and Bastion Point in the heart of Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs, the show will run from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th November 2016.
Managed by an experienced flower and garden show management team which includes multi-award winning designer and international judge Kate Hillier it promises to deliver.
Hillier says there will be many enhancements in this inaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden Show from other events, in particular a focus on community and culture. The show will also reflect changes in international trends, with organic and edible gardens becoming a feature.
“The New Zealand Flower & Garden Show is the time for New Zealand’s top gardening and landscape design talent to shine. Visitors to the show will not have seen anything like it before, with designers’ jaw-dropping creations set to guarantee a visual feast.
We expect to host more than 100 horticultural and floral art displays in 10 categories with exhibitors coming from New Zealand and around the world. I’m certain that local and international judges will find it difficult to choose the Best in Show winner! What’s more, as so much has changed over the last few years in garden design and the way we Kiwis live, the gardens and fabulous things on show will celebrate and inspire a whole new way of enjoying the outdoors.
Our objective is to create a show that will attract national and international exhibitors and visitors to Auckland, and to put New Zealand back on the world stage of garden and floral design.”
The spectacular venue of Okahu Bay will undoubtedly be a major feature being such a stunning location.
Wayne Pihema, Chairman of Whai Maia Limited, speaking on behalf of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei says that the Iwi is excited to see their land used for the show.
“The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have a very strong connection with the land. We are committed to the preservation and restoration of the flora and fauna on our whenua (land) to a state where the “mauri”, or life force, of the land is thriving. It is fitting that Bastion Point and Okahu Bay should be a meeting place for designers of all nations who share our love of the visual and spiritual properties of plants.”
The broad range of exhibits will provide something of interest for everyone – from the hobby gardener to the horticultural professional
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