The Auckland Flower Show
The Auckland Flower Show 2012

Experts share their passion for flowers and gardens

Internationally acclaimed landscape designer Andrew Pfeiffer arrives in New Zealand this week to headline the Auckland Flower Show Speaker Series. Andrew has designed gardens in places as farflung as Uruguay, Australia, France and the United States. From waterfalls and artificial lakes, to deserts and jungles, Andrew will share his philosophy of how to create gardens that are “related to reality”.

Also in the international lineup of speakers at the show are Australians Jim Fogarty and Mark Pampling. Jim has been a star of many Melbourne Flower Shows, twice winning the Best in Show Award, and this year he won gold at the Singapore Garden Festival. He will share his experiences designing show gardens. Floral designer Mark Pampling, another medal winner from the Melbourne Flower Show, will share a journey in botanical creativity, revealing the process of creation from a simple, imaginative spark to a design of wondrous beauty.

In addition to his speaking duties, Mark collaborates with New Zealander Iain Stephens on a huge floral display for the Auckland Flower Show. Iain also takes a turn on the speakers’ stage, recounting his experiences as an Interflora World Cup representative.

Growing your own food is a key theme at the show. An expert in heritage plants, Kay Baxter, who has collected and grown old fruit trees for the past 25 years, has identified their superior nutritional content. She stimulates us to save our old fruit trees, and harvest their health-giving benefits. Seasoned Flower Show exhibitor Jules Moore will add her perspective on edibles, advising on how to create a garden that looks good and tastes even better. Lynda Hallinan and Jane Wrigglesworth, from NZ Gardener magazine, will focus on fresh herbs, while Andrew Boylan, author of ‘Bring your Garden Alive with Fruit’ and the founder of the ‘incredible edibles’ range, will reveal new and interesting edible plants to grow, including of Japanese Raisins and Ice-cream Beans.

Details of the Speakers Series programme can be viewed at:

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If you were one of the many thousands who attended the Auckland Flower Show 2008 then you will know what a great, world-class show that it was.

Indeed when one of our esteemed international judges from Australiae says that the Melbourne Flower Show could learn from us then we know that we have achieved the standard that we set out to achieve.

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