Ellerslie Garden Show 2014

It was good to head along again this year and see that good changes were bearing fruit – a sense that the garden were the centrepieces – more of them, better consistency, sufficient practicality and  contrasting quirkiness.  Placing the big tents around the edges was a vast improvement – the whole place felt open and uncluttered despite the presence of several thousand people.  There were some great touches – the involvement of children, fantastic sculptures, and small features to try at home.  I think it has earned its reprieve but it could do with a rebranding now – something that reflects the Christchurch setting.  The ChCh City Council made a controversial purchase of what was an Auckland show, and it has paid off.  Now it is time to own it as a local show for people from near, far and wide.  Some of my images…
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