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Inspirational

Inspirational

This is the stuff dreams are made from! In this category, we break away from your typically practical show garden and floral displays and look to push designers and hobbyists completely outside their comfort zone. Concepts here will break the mould of traditional horticultural design and actively encourage the non-conventional whether it’s new ways of outdoor living, mixing produce with plant material and sculptural elements. This will be the horticultural catwalk where you may not want to wear it but you’ll sure be inspired.

All the flower power you can imagine! Be captivated by the horticultural theatre of the great floral wonders marquee and immerse yourself in the market kaleidoscope of colour and vibrancy.

Floral Wonders

Floral Wonders

This category is all about new ideas and practices within the world of horticulture. It could be research and development initiatives, new products for plant and food production, or equally concept gardens that shake up the way we think about garden spaces. From whichever angle the innovator comes, the underlying theme will be one of forging ahead and breaking new ground with sustainable concepts.

Innovators

Innovators

Sustainability Concepts

Sustainability Concepts

Everything to do with improving the way we protect and enhance the natural environment. From products and services that reduce our daily footprint at home to organisations and initiatives that support intergenerational improvements to communities across Aotearoa.

Micro World

Micro World

Typically, in the world of horticulture it’s easy to get swept away by the latest and greatest in plants and technology. Of course, none of this (including us), can exist without the myriad of insects and microorganisms that inhabit the earth. From the delicate beauty of butterflies to the underground powerhouse of worms and microbes, this fun and interactive zone brings our smallest gardening assistants to the fore.

Nursery Gate

Nursery Gate

This is truly heaven for any plant collector. Door to door and wall to wall these avenues will be home to new plant releases along with a multitude of old favourites. The experience provides new combinations and a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with growers and retailers of NZ’s best plants. It’s an exceptional prospect for gardeners and professionals alike in that you’ll metaphorically be standing at the gates of numerous nurseries from all over the country getting the best plants and information all in one place.

Outdoor Pantry

Outdoor Pantry

A real foodie’s paradise with an array of food producers, new release produce, edible display gardens and concepts.

The emphasis of this zone is around sustainable and ethical production of food, from the beginning of production through to processing and sale. Regardless of whether you’re a large commercial grower or small boutique entrant, wherever you are we support the concept of grow local-buy local.

Seeds of Wisdom

Seeds of Wisdom

An inspiring series of seminars and masterclasses which brings together an array of local and international speakers including a special stream of professional level seminars hosted by the London College of Garden Design. Topics will include everything from food production and garden design, through to plant husbandry and sculpture. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask from the very best in horticulture.

Ferox Laneways

Ferox Laneways

This retail quarter offers the most unique shopping experience of any horticultural event. Set as a series of private arcades and pods, this covered retail area has been specifically designed as a series of beautiful floating canopies and parquet flooring that encourage intimate exploration. Inspired by the plant Pseudopanax ferox this stunning area is designed for those who wish to shop to their hearts content while not competing with horticulture.