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Be part of the NZ Flower and Garden Show in 2018!


Monday, July 02, 2018   |   Linda Taylor

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.

Read more…

Welcoming our new Garden to Table Ambassador


Monday, July 02, 2018   |   Linda Taylor

We are excited to announce our new Garden to Table Ambassador, landscape designer Dan Mackay.  

Dan is one of New Zealand’s most renowned landscape designers, most recently known for his appearance as resident landscape and gardening expert on TVNZ’s home and garden makeover reality series HOMEmade.

Read more…

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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\n planting, four gardens (pictured) even won a Gold award from the judges! This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage creativity and showcase your\n school in a unique way.

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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\n we are delighted that NZ Flower & Garden show is also donating some tickets to each participating school.

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The only garden design rules are:

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  • Garden design must include edible plants
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  • Rear Backdrop (provided) must be designed and painted (paint kindly supplied by Resene)
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  • Schools are free to create their own design, however designs should be student-led, not parent/teacher designed.
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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\n of Tui, Resene, Central Landscape supplies, Zealandia, Waimea nurseries, Gellerts, Hire plants and more to come!\n
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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\n – watch this space!

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Key dates –

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Design submissions due – September

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Construction begins – Tuesday 20th November

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Media Day – Tuesday 27th November

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Show opens – Wednesday 28th November

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Show closes – Sunday 2nd December

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Pack down – Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th December

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How much time will it take?

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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\n days for painting, construction and planting and additionally there will be media opportunities which you are encouraged to attend.Finally, don’t forget\n to reserve a day and some lovely parent volunteers to assist with your pack down.

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For more information about the show visit – www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz

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If your school would like to know more about exhibiting at the NZ Flower & Garden Show, please contact me now – natalie@gardentotable.org.nz or feel free to phone me on Ph:021 955 411

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We are excited to announce our new Garden to Table Ambassador, landscape designer Dan Mackay.  \n

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Dan is one of New Zealand’s most renowned landscape designers, most recently known for his appearance as resident landscape and gardening expert on TVNZ’s\n home and garden makeover reality series HOMEmade.\n
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For the past 15 years, Dan has brought his wild ideas to life, all of which are unique and tackled with true enthusiasm.  Originally from Timaru,\n Dan travelled the world before settling in Auckland to study horticulture, landscape design and construction. Nowadays, his talent and passion has\n made him a household name to many.  Dan turned his passion in to a career with the launch of his business Ministry of Ground – an Auckland landscaping solutions company that aims to take a different perspective on landscaping its works\n renowned for being a beautiful collision between art and practicality.

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Dan loves to push the boundaries of landscape design with his innovative ideas. However, his dedication to sustainability is what sets him apart from the\n rest. His landscape designs encourage customers to sustain not only themselves but the environment.\n
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In his spare time Dan loves to skateboard with his five children, and tend to his own vegetable garden.\n
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Dan joins existing Garden to Table Ambassadors, Al Brown, and Niki Bezzant, and we are delighted that Dan has agreed to generously donate his time as a Garden to Table Ambassador, despite a hectic work and filming schedule. He has already been a huge hit with students when visiting Garden to Table schools!

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