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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresEllerslie Flower Show 2007 Report

Ellerslie Flower Show 2007 Report

The Ellersslie Flower Show ran from the 14th to 18th of November at the Auckland Botanical Gardens. This year, 65000 people went to see the show. There were lots to see, display gardens, floral art, garden lighting, horticulture displays, plus lots of retailers. The following is a selection of displays from the show.

Orchids in the Wild
Palms
Chelsea Inspirations
Hybrid Car
Scarecrow Competition
Starlight Marquee
Thai Orchids

 Orchids in the Wild

Auckland Orchid Club Orchids in the Wild

This display by the Auckland Orchid Club (now Waitakere Orchid CLub) shows how orchids would have grown in the wild. A mural of Mount Pirongia was used as the backdrop and a water feature provided the focal point. The rest of the display was built to blend into the backdrop. Disa orchids naturally grow in water and they were placed inside and around the water feature. A group of colourful Masdevallia orchids make up the left of the display. A path in between is lined with Sarcochillus orchids. There are orchids growing on a tree behind the Masdevallias. Gold Medal / Supreme Award Horticulture.

 Palms

Palmco Palms

This display garden features a board walk through a grove of mature palm trees. The trees were all transported to the site, though they looked like they have been growing there for a number of years. Gold Medal / Supreme Judges Award / Supreme Award Construction.

 Chelsea Inspirations

This is a specially commissioned garden by Sarah Eberle. She won Gold Medal and Best in Show for her gardens at the Chelsea FLower Show. A concrete path winds through the contemporary garden, flanked by mature succulent specimens.

 Hybrid Car

A hybrid car features in this display.

 Scarecrow Competition

 Starlight Marquee

This water feature is part of the "Earth, Sharing Life Garden" display in the Starlight Marquee. This unique marquee is blacked out and the only source of lighting is from artificial lights in the displays. Gold Medal / Supreme Award Lighting / Peoples Choice Award.

 Thai Orchids

This is an impressive display of Thai orchids in the Floral Art Marquee. One of the features of the display is vegetable carving, see picture below. Bronze Medal.


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