Future Garden Plans Bloom

New Zealand’s High Commissioner in Canada Ottawa-based Andrew Needs writes for The Vancouver Sun about the upcoming Ellerslie International Flower Show held from 7 -11 March at North Hagley Park in Christchurch. “Leading designers are busy creating wearable flowers and ‘old world’ summer gardens. The focus this year is a City in a Garden competition. The chosen four designers are competing to reawaken the delights of garden concepts for this ‘garden city’ severely damaged by major earthquakes over a year ago. Aftershocks have continued to shake the city. This show and the current Festival of Flowers, however, are helping to inspire a positive spirit in people as the city gears for its rebuild.”


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Pavlova’s Origins Date Back Two Centuries

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