The Auckland Flower Show
Auckland Flower Show 2008

Councils make decision on flower show - 6th May 2008

Auckland Regional Council and Manukau City Council joint release.

The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and Manukau City Council have agreed to continue to work together to promote a series of horticultural, musical and other cultural events at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

The two Councils have decided not to go into a head to head competition with the Auckland Flower Show.

The Ellerslie International Flower Show, formerly held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manukau City, departed for Christchurch in 2007. The ARC and Manukau City have been working together to determine the feasibility of creating a replacement show and carried out a Request for Proposal (RfP) process.

ARC Chairman Michael Lee says the Councils received some interesting proposals that examined the demand for an event focussed on gardening and horticulture. The advent of the Auckland Flower Show, an independently organised event being held at Alexandra Park, was also taken into consideration.

"We looked at a number of replacement options and would like to thank all those that took part in the Request for Proposal process."

"At the end of the day, we decided it would not be prudent to create an event that would compete with the privately funded Auckland Flower Show," he says.

Manukau Mayor Len Brown stressed that the Councils are committed to working collaboratively on other event opportunities at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

"We would love to see an annual event that celebrates Manukau's diversity at the Gardens. The ARC looks after a stunning regional facility on our doorstep and it makes sense for us to work together to create a uniquely Manukau celebration, exhibition or festival," he says.

Both Councils wish the Auckland Flower Show well with its new venture

Story ends...

This year's Auckland Flower Show will be held at the great all-weather vanue at Alexandra Park in Epsom from 20th - 23rd November 2008 and we look forward to seeing you all there.

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.

If you missed it then make sure that you click here to register so that you get all the early offers for next year.

Alternatively if you want to exhibit next year then please Click here to enter your details (and you will then be directed to the appropriate exhibitor's guide) or Email us.

Make sure that you register now, and check back regularly for updates!

Lions Clubs International Newstalk ZB Coast FM Resene, the paint the professionals use Auckland City Council Tourism Auckland Weekend Gardener

Auckland Flower Show Ltd, P.O. Box 47 327, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.