The pinnacle of creativity in horticultural design this spellbinding avenue of show gardens brings brave new ideas through outstanding artistic expression.
We've handpicked some of the most talented designers in Aotearoa and from around the globe to weave their magic in the place where you can come to expect the unexpected.
Discover more about our designers and their inspirational concepts here.
Gardens of FFFLAIR
We can only describe this covered utopia as a plant lovers paradise! It’s home to the very best plants on show from N.Z.’s wide variety of specialist growers, plant societies, and horticultural organisations.
The Great Greenhouse
Early Childhood Challenge - Inside Out
Inspiring the next generation into horticulture is a core value of FFFLAIR. We are excited to present creative pieces from Early Childhood Centres that capture the theme of ‘Inside Out’, taking everyday items from inside the home and melding them with horticulture.
Next Generation Gardens
Roll up your sleeves as Local Councils and Community Groups from around Aotearoa go head to head in this battle for flower bed supremacy. This zone is laid out in the form of an enormous flower with each team given one of eight giant petals in which to plant. With regional reputations on the line expect to see next level colour as teams compete for the crown of ‘Best Community FFFLAIR’.
Curated by Chris Gerretzen, master carver and lecturer at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, this interactive garden displays beautiful traditional and contemporary carvings wrapped in traditional Maori medicinal plantings. You can watch as former and current students of Te Wānanga o Raukawa practice their craft in live demonstrations within the garden or take some time to wander the native garden and learn the traditional first aid of the forest.