The Auckland Flower Show opens to the public tomorrow, and gardening personality Lynda Hallinan says it will be well received by gardening and floral fans alike.
The flower show is being held at the new, centrally located venue of Alexandra Park. To have launched a show of this standard is a credit to the industry, comments Hallinan, who edits NZ Gardener magazine. “The Auckland Flower Show has well and truly met the standard as a showcase of creativity, and new and interesting plants,” she says.
“It’s going to be a great show and the people who come are really going to enjoy it.”
The show opens tomorrow and runs until Sunday.
Judges presented plaques this afternoon to the following exhibits:
Silver - Landsendt - Get Married in Paradise. Designer: Carolyn Melling.
Silver - Chlorophyll. Designer: Alex Schanzer.
Bronze - Armagarden. Designer: Take it Outside Ltd - Tim Friday and Adrian Fry.
Merit - North Shore City Council - Sensory Garden. Designer: Kim Brown.
Gold - The Powder Room. Designer: Kate Frazerhurst.
Bronze - Inovo/Ecosmart - Living Outside the Ordinary. Designer: Caroline Wesseling.
Bronze - KiwiGold at Tully and Gardener. Designer: Trina Tully.
Merit - Watch this Space Landscapes Ltd. Designers: Matt McIsaac and Mathew Ransom.
Kiwi Back Gardens
Gold - Meat & 2 Veg. Designer: Angelique Lamberman in association with Lynn Cairney.
Silver - Kai ora ai te wai, 'make the water well'. Designer: Kirsten Sach.
Merit - Create Your Own Eden. Designer: WormsRus.
Gold - Moved by Tides. Design: Landscape Design Company.
Silver - The Pink Galaxy Garden. Designer: Dale Lanigan.
Silver - Between a Rock and a Shady Place. Designer: John & Trish Uffindell of Pepper Tree Nurseries.
Bronze - Evolution Garden. Designer: Kararaina Barrett.
Bronze - Gardenza. Designer: Tania Barke.
Merit - Lotus Enlightenment. Designer: Jules Moore.
Merit - A Taste of Things to Come. Designer: Jules Moore.
Silver - Inovo/Ecosmart - Living Outside the Ordinary. Construction: Landscape Creations.
Silver - Watch this Space Landscapes Ltd.
Bronze - The Powder Room.
Merit - Meat & 2 Veg (Manukau City Parks). Construction: Jason Cameron Landscapes.
Merit - Get Married in Paradise (Landsendt). Construction: Athol Greentree (Fale) and Mark Mortimer (Bamboo).
Gold – Cleopatra (created by the Vege People). Designer: Julena Moors.
Silver - Gone but not forgotten. Designer: Roy Neale.
Floral Art Awards
Gold - Takapuna Floral Art Club. Convenor: Vanita Patel.
Silver - Takapuna Floral Art Club. Convenor: Valmae Cameron.
Bronze - Floral Designers Hamilton. Convenor: Dorothy Turner.
Merit - Mt Roskill Floral Art Club. Convenor: Jan Goode.
Merit - Howick Floral Circle. Convenor: Robin Brown.
Floral Design Awards
Gold - Dellene Hunt Wedding Flowers. Designer: Dellene Hunt.
Silver Carol Laloli Floral Design. Designer: Carol Laloli.
Bronze - Scent. Design: Lisa Germon.
Merit - Academy New Zealand.
Gold - Inovo/Ecosmart - Living Outside the Ordinary. Lighting Design: The Garden Lighting Company .
Gold - Landsendt - Get Married in Paradise. Lighting Design: Mark Mortimer
Silver – Armagarden. Lighting Design: Take it Outside Ltd, Tim Friday & Adrian Fry.
Silver - Kiwi Gold at Tully and Gardener.
Silver - Meat & 2 Veg.
Silver – Cleopatra. Lighting Design: The Garden Lighting Company
Bronze - Chlorophyll
Lighting Design: Alex Schanzer
Bronze - A Taste of Things to Come.
Bronze - Evolution Garden. Lighting Design: Kararaina Barrett.
Bronze - Floral Art DOY Junior. Lighting Design: Geri Nielsen.
Bronze - Takapuna Floral Art Club. Convenor: Valmae Cameron.
Bronze - Floral Art DOY Intermediate. Maria Baxter.
Merit - A Rose Garden.
Merit - Raranga - weaving curves.
The Auckland Flower Show takes place at Alexandra Park, 20-23 November 2008.
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