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International Gardening Gurus To Pull Crowds

International Gardening Gurus To Pull Crowds At Ellerslie Flower Show

Four top international garden designers will be showcasing their skills at the Sovereign Gardens of the World display at the Ellerslie Flower Show next week.

The Sovereign Gardens of the World is one of the new interactive elements to the 2002 Ellerslie Flower Show, and is an extension of the Sovereign Inspiration Lecture Series. Over four consecutive days four huge gardens will unfold in an area outside the Sovereign Marquee, each reflecting backgrounds of each of the guest speakers.

Wednesday 20th November - The first garden commences with Australian landscaper and television star Jamie Durie creating the Australian Desert theme. Thursday 21st November - Japanese Designer Koji Ninomiya will design a Japanese garden Friday 22nd November - A winner of England’s Chelsea Flower Show, Julian Dowle will outline a traditional English country garden. Saturday 23rd November - The last garden will be completed by New Zealander Simon Farrell who will step visitors through the design of a New Zealand subtropical garden.

All gardens will be completed after 4pm on the Saturday, and on view until the final day, Sunday. At specific times throughout each day the public will be invited to hear presentations from the experts, watch the gardens emerge, and receive key tips on to how to create this at home. These interactive public presentations will be at the following times:

Daily Schedule 10.30am – 10.45am – Overview of typical features of the Garden 1.05pm- 1.20pm – Key feature plants in the garden 3.35pm-3.50pm – Completion of the garden

What: The Sovereign Gardens of the World Where: Outside of the Sovereign Inspiration Lecture Series Marquee When: Thursday 20th November – Sunday 24th November 2002 Who: Jamie Durie, Koji Ninomiya, Julian Dowle, and Simon Farrell

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