The Auckland Flower Show
The Auckland Flower Show 2012
 

Auckland Flower Show ready to blossom

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:

Exhibition Gardens
Silver - Landsendt - Get Married in Paradise. Designer: Carolyn Melling.
Silver - Chlorophyll. Designer: Alex Schanzer.
Bronze - Armagarden. Design: Take it Outside Ltd, Tim Friday and Adrian Fry.
Merit - North Shore City Council - Sensory Garden. Designer: Kim Brown.

Courtyard Gardens
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. Design: 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.

Planted Borders
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 with Cindy Nancarrow, Planting.
Merit - A Taste of Things to Come. Designer: Jules Moore with Cindy Nancarrow, Planting.

Construction
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).

Horticulture Avenue
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.

Lighting Awards
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: Vanita Patel.
Bronze - Floral Art DOY Intermediate. Maria Baxter.

Merit - A Rose Garden.
Merit - Raranga - weaving curves.

Story ends...

If you were one of the many thousands who attended the Auckland Flower Show 2008 then you will know what a great, world-class show that it was.

Indeed when one of our esteemed international judges from Australiae says that the Melbourne Flower Show could learn from us then we know that we have achieved the standard that we set out to achieve.

If you missed it then make sure that you click here to register so that you get all the early offers for next year.

Alternatively if you want to exhibit next year then please Click here to enter your details (and you will then be directed to the appropriate exhibitor's guide) or Email us.

Make sure that you register now, and check back regularly for updates!

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