Garden to Table are once again delighted to be partnering with the NZ Flower & Garden Show to run the very popular school garden section of the show. In 2017 eight Primary schools took part and had a fantastic time designing and planting, four gardens (pictured) even won a Gold award from the judges! This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage creativity and showcase your school in a unique way.
Each participating school is provided a 4.8X4.8mtr garden bed with a raised 300mm border in which to create their original edible garden design.This year we are delighted that NZ Flower & Garden show is also donating some tickets to each participating school.
The only garden design rules are:
- Garden design must include edible plants
- Rear Backdrop (provided) must be designed and painted (paint kindly supplied by Resene)
- Schools are free to create their own design, however designs should be student-led, not parent/teacher designed.
Let your kids imagination run riot!We will provide feedback on these designs and provide advice as to how to bring your ideas to life.We have the support
of Tui, Resene, Central Landscape supplies, Zealandia, Waimea nurseries, Gellerts, Hire plants and more to come!
This year we also have the support of our new gardening ambassador Dan McKay – Dan will be onsite at times during construction to offer advice and more – watch this space!
Key dates –
Design submissions due – September
Construction begins – Tuesday 20th November
Media Day – Tuesday 27th November
Show opens – Wednesday 28th November
Show closes – Sunday 2nd December
Pack down – Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th December
How much time will it take?
Exhibiting at the show is a commitment but this is balanced by how much the kids and school community get out of it.We recommend 2 hours for design, 2-4 days for painting, construction and planting and additionally there will be media opportunities which you are encouraged to attend.Finally, don’t forget to reserve a day and some lovely parent volunteers to assist with your pack down.
For more information about the show visit – www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz
If your school would like to know more about exhibiting at the NZ Flower & Garden Show, please contact me now – firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to phone me on Ph:021 955 411