Ellerslie International Flower Show 2014 - our accommodation picks in Christchurch
Ellerslie International Flower Show is an iconic Christchurch event. With it's earlier start this year (26 - 2 March 2014), it is poised to make the most of day light savings. Ellerslie International Flower Show is held annually in North Hagley Park and is more than just a flower show. Here we mention a few highlights and offer our recommentdations and ideas for accommodation in Christchurch for those attending the Ellerslie Flower Show.
Canstruction is a fun new event at Ellerslie this year, with a serious purpose of raise funds, food and awareness of the City Mission. Well done and don't forget to vote. Entries are still open to enter a team.
What flower show would be complete without a fashion show and afternoon workshops with Angela Stone. Get creative and decorate your hat daily hat competitions with spot prizes.
Ellerslie reflects on the Christchurch Earthquake
Ellerslie and earthquake are synonymous words for garden designer Ben Hoyle.
Ben was building his garden in Hagley Park, Christchurch in preparation for the 2011 Ellerslie International Flower Show when the earthquake struck on 22 February.
“I remember the roaring sound and seeing the huge trees just shaking,” says Ben, 36, reflecting on his experience.
“For me there is an intrinsic connection between Ellerslie and the earthquake. Being here when it happened, seeing people come together and use the green space as a sanctuary and refuge gave me inspiration for this year’s garden.”
Titled Under my Umbrella, Ben’s 2014 Ellerslie feature garden uses plants, colour and structure to create a strong human element focus. To read more
Vastly different in style yet with a destinctly kiwi feel is Will Morrison’s garden. His design 'is one for the lads'.
“A Gentleman’s Playground is the dream world of the Kiwi man,” says Will. “The ideal environment for them to enjoy those things they like the most.”