"HortNZ’s conference provides a huge opportunity to highlight the importance of our industry to New Zealand, but best of all, it allows a valuable opportunity to unite grower support behind the organization that
works for us."
Tuesday 24th July
Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
Pre-Dinner drinks will take place in the Trade Display Area at the Ellerslie Events Centre.
Conference Dinner and Young Grower of the Year Awards
The conference dinner will take place at the Ellerslie Event Centre. The Young Grower of the Year Awards will be judged and presented during the evening.
The ticket price covers pre-dinner drinks in the Trade Display Area at the Ellerslie Event Centre.
- Ticket Price - $100 per person
Wednesday 25th July
Phantom Race Evening and Buffet Dinner
Experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing by having the opportunity to place bets on races and cheer on your horse to the finish line. You will have the opportunity to bet on three pre-run televised races through the evening. A buffet dinner will be served.
- Ticket Price - $70 per person
This year the Partners Tour will be on the 25th of July – the same day as the Product Group conferences. The Partners Tour has a small charge of $50, which includes morning tea and lunch.
A Trio of Gardens and Shopping in Mt Eden Village - Hosted by Lynn Huhtala from Finding Flavours (Discovery Tours for Foodies)
This full day tour combines visits to three gardens with a difference along with a little retail therapy and foodie experiences in historic Mt Eden Village.
We start with visits to two unique vegetable gardens: a Garden to Table Trust school garden and the Framework Trust-run Kelmarna Community Garden.
Our second vegetable garden is a large organic community garden in the suburb of Grey Lynn. It is run by the Framework Trust which supports its mental health clients through recovery by therapeutic gardening and healthy living skills.
Our third garden is the beautifully “rehabilitated” old quarry that is now known as Eden Gardens, located in the elegant suburb of Epsom, and adjacent to Government House. You will stop here for lunch a the Bloom Cafe.
Time for some retail therapy! We go to nearby historic Mt Eden Village where there is an interesting mix of shops: dress shop, art gallery, importer of stunning Italian ceramics and glass jewellery, gift shop, several book shops, custom jeweller and even a candy importer!
- Ticket Price - $50 per person