Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Exhibition space bursting at the seams


Designer gardens at next year's Ellerslie Show already outnumber those
in Auckland

The number of confirmed exhibition gardens for Christchurch's first
Ellerslie International Flower Show has already exceeded the number
featured at the last Auckland-based Show.

"Nine months out from the Show we have already signed up 12 feature
exhibition gardens. This is more than the total number we had in
Auckland for the last Show in 2007," says Ellerslie Exhibition Manager
Kate Hillier.

Details of these gardens will be released during the next couple of
months but include world-renowned designers.

"The response from exhibitors for next year's Ellerslie International
Flower Show has been phenomenal. It has meant we are struggling to
accommodate the high interest for the first Christchurch-hosted Show."

The Hort Galore marquee is already "full and bursting at the seams", she
says.

"The interest from horticultural clubs and societies to be involved in
Ellerslie has been overwhelming - it is fantastic."

Ms Hillier says while interest from South Island garden designers has
been strong, there has also been good interest from North Island
designers looking to continue their long association with Ellerslie.

"Designers recognise the value and importance of Ellerslie in helping to
promote their national and international profile and develop their
career."

Ellerslie International Flower Show Managing Director Dave Mee says the
first Christchurch-hosted Show is shaping up to the best yet.

"There is real excitement nationally and internationally about the
change in venue, change in city and the energy from Christchurch to
create a world-class event - a Show which will be recognised as one of
the top five garden shows of the world," he says.

"With all the changes, the horticulture industry has been reenergised
for Ellerslie 2009 and is excited about the programme of other
activities Christchurch is developing to support the Show.

"We were overwhelmed at the recent Chelsea Flower Show with the number
of international garden designers endorsing Ellerslie's move to the
South Island," Mr Mee says.

"Christchurch really is going to be the place to be in March 2009."
ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election