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


Another golden day for the Auckland Botanic Garden

Ellerslie International Flower Show 2006
Another golden day for the Auckland Botanic Gardens
15 November 2006

The Auckland Botanic Gardens team have again won gold at the Ellerslie International Flower Show and have also been awarded the Landscape Industry Association Award for Professional Excellence.

‘The Garden of Native Plant Ideas’ was designed and constructed entirely by Auckland Botanic Gardens staff and has been designed to link with the permanent collection in the Gardens.

The exhibit team, lead by Roger Price and Wayne Dymond, have developed the plans and coordinated the construction of the garden over the last seven months.

“We have chosen plants that thrive in our region, that offer great contrasts in colour and texture, and are popular home garden choices,” says Roger Price.

“We have created a garden conducive to relaxation, complete with a glass of wine and a good book!” he says.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens was this year invited to exhibit in the new Visique Avenue of Gold – a tribute to past gold award winners. Two exhibits in the Visique Avenue of Gold won gold awards.

Convenor of Judges Bob Sweet commented on the design trends and the distinct New Zealand feel of this year’s exhibit.

“Both gardens showed great restraint in choice of plants and both have a distinctly New Zealand feel, with special and unique water features. Also evident in The Garden of Native Plant Ideas was a rustic, corten steel look in their water feature sculpture and wheelbarrow-seat; this is a great example of this design trend,” said Mr Sweet.

The Landscape Industry Association of New Zealand (LIANZ) only presented awards to two exhibitors at this year's show.

ARC Parks and Heritage Committee Chair Cr Sandra Coney says the ARC is proud to host the Ellerslie International Flower Show at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

“Each year sees more visitors to the Gardens and more events being held at the Gardens – and the team still finds time to create a splendid award-winning exhibit,” she says.

Previous Auckland Botanic Gardens successes include the Supreme Award for Horticultural Excellence and a gold award for ‘A Menu for Life’ in 2005 and gold in 2004 for ‘The Mythological Maze of Maui’.

For further information on ‘The Garden of Native Plant Ideas’ check out Roger Price’s garden diary on the Auckland Botanic Gardens website www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz.


Ellerslie International Flower Show
15-19 November 2006
Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Australian Election Toss-up

The foibles of the Aussie electoral system are pretty well-known. The Lucky Country doesn’t have proportional representation. Voting for everyone over 18 is compulsory, but within a preferential system. This means that in the relatively few key seats that decide the final result, it can be the voters’ second, third or fourth ranking preferences that finally get the winner over the 50% line...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels