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Experience Ellerslie Flower Show Like Never Before

Media release September 21 2005


Experience Ellerslie Flower Show Like Never Before!

Garden enthusiasts and aficionados will be in heaven with the announcement of the Ellerslie Flower Show Elite Experience.

With only 50 tickets available each day, the exclusive Elite Ellerslie Experience is a chance to witness the event like never before, meet the stars of the Show and gain an intimate insight to the challenges involved in producing it.

In a unique concept that can only be experienced at the unparalleled Ellerslie Flower Show, the tour will start with VIP parking and a personal greeting at the Rose Gate by Ellerslie Flower Show Management.

Guests will then be treated to morning tea in the Ellerslie Flower Show Corporate Village while listening to ‘The Inside Story’ – a welcome talk from Show Senior Management.

The Elite Experience will continue with a guided tour of Xanthe White’s Pacific Retail Finance Feature Marquee by the renowned designer herself, followed by a tour of Hort Galore lead by one of NZ’s finest horticultural experts, Philip Smith. These tours provide the opportunity to learn about the Show exhibits in intricate detail, with ‘behind the scenes’ stories.

Witness the Show as it opens for viewing, before taking lunch in the Corporate Marquee, which will include an exclusive talk from a Show expert.

The Elite Ellerslie Experience includes a general Show pass but also begins before the gates are opened to the public.

Pete Cox, Ellerslie Flower Show General Manager, says the Elite Experience is a special opportunity for gardening enthusiasts who would like to scratch below the surface of the Show.

“We are delighted to be able to offer the Elite Experience at this year’s Show,” says Mr Cox. “It will take people to a new level of knowledge and participation in all aspects of the event and give them a really unique treat that can’t be experienced anywhere but Ellerslie Flower Show!”

Tickets are $175 (service charges may apply) and can be purchased at any Ticketek outlet, by contacting 09 307 5000 (or your local Ticketek number) or via the website www.ticketek.co.nz.

ENDS

Ellerslie Flower Show 2005 thanks the following sponsors:
- New Zealand Gardener – Gold sponsor
- Manukau City – Host City
- Pacific Retail Finance – Silver sponsor
- Twinings – Silver sponsor
- Tower Insurance – Silver sponsor
- Foodtown and Woolworths – Silver sponsor
- Newstalk ZB – Silver sponsor

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