GardenDrumEllerslie Flower Show Best in Show 2014

'Burn After Reeding' by Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Ellerslie FS 2014 (2)

Christchurch Botanic Gardens has won Best in Show at the Ellerslie International Flower Show 2014 with its garden ‘Burn After Reeding’.

Featuring reeds and rushes in a contemporary setting, ‘Burn After Reeding’ uses texture and form as well as colour to create a strong composition, with contrasting blackened totem-style match ‘heads’ adding some drama.

UK designer Andy Sturgeon who is Ellerslie’s Convenor of Judges commented that the garden is

“High on horticulture, sculpture and drama with a strong and clever concept”

'Burn After Reeding' by Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Ellerslie International Flower Show 2014

‘Burn After Reeding’ by Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Ellerslie International Flower Show 2014

Christchurch Botanic Gardens also won the Supreme Design Excellence Award for Burn After Reeding.

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