Showing off the show
I headed back into town again today to revisit the NZ Flower and Garden Show to take all the photos I forgot to take the other day. Once again it was a lovely day with the rain held at bay, but very humid and very hot. I can only hope it continues for the rest of the show, but the boffins are suggesting there will be rain on the parade. However they have been known to be wrong and lets hope they are wrong this time.
Sometimes when inspired by great gardens you need to make a very big wish!
They say a picture tells a thousand words so this will probably be one of the longest posts I’ve ever done! Join me below as I relive a wonderful couple of days through the images I have taken.
There is plenty to buy and I really want this fab wind feature – we certainly have a lot of wind where we are – it would whir in a blur!
Yates also have a great stand with helpful Garden Guides to answer all your gardening conundrums! Those fennel plants look a little familiar to me…
Just wow! some people are so creative. This is stunning!
Some times the fun bits are in the detail, so you need to linger longer to take it all in and make sure you don’t miss a thing! There is plenty to see at the Funk Up My Junk garden.
Don’t forget to check out Noah the Mower at the Gardena stand. They have lots of great bargains there too!
Pollinators are a common theme in the gardens this year and what better way to highlight them than by bring the bees along! They seem to enjoy it there as they can be found visiting flowers all over the show. Check them out at the Bees Up Top garden.
The deck in this Apartment Living balcony garden is really lovely.
Isn’t nature amazing that a one hundred year old tree can still be abundant in new life
The boldness of the art on the wall plays nicely with the planting in this Juxtapose garden.
My floral art is normally a few blooms jammed in a jar! This is an incredible display entitled Force of Nature!
A gnome! From what I understand they are frowned upon at Chelsea Flower Show, but discretely placed the can be kinda cute. See if you can find him nestled in a garden if you go along. (there are also a couple of fairy gardens too so I guess he is ok!)
And there is absolutely no reason at all why a shelf must be an indoor thing. These plants sit nicely in their spot on the wall of the Yibo Wang garden
A good water feature brings so much to a garden and this one on the edge of the Zen Garden is pretty cool
I love this waterfall in Jule’s Zen Garden and am wondering how I can add it to my own garden…. hmmm
This delightful water lily is also from the Gardens on Plinths display from the Garden Design Society
I love this from the Gardens on Plinths from the Garden Design Society
In the Ministry of Ground garden there is a fabulous container pool that seemed tempting in the hot and muggy weather. It is such a a great idea to make a pool out of a container.
If you have to store you wood for your fire pit, why not make a feature of it like in this wonderful garden by Dan Mackay of Ministry of Ground.
This upcycled garden from the Hobbiton team creates the perception that it has been there for ages.
There are so many upcycling ideas packed into this small Winslow Girls garden, like this cute wee milk bottle fantail.
This is a dream entertainment space in the Mixed Marriage garden. There is so much to see on so many levels.
So many vibrant flowers on the Schools Flower Wall.
I love how the water feature goes through the table and makes a dramatic exit in this balcony garden by Thomas Consultants and Top Garden.
Somehow this cheeky little yellow ducky doesn’t look out of place in this Apartment Living balcony garden.
Click on the images for full blown pictures and details. I hope you can find the time to pop along and if not please enjoy the snapshot of my time at the NZ Flower and Garden Show.
Come again soon – Summer starts on Saturday! I hope the weather got the memo.
Sarah the Gardener : o)