Saturday, July 13, 2013

John Horrell, "green-thumbed superhero"

I'm nominating John Horrell for New Zealand Gardener of the Year, a competition run annually by the NZ Gardener magazine, for his enormous contribution to the maintenance and development of Roland's Wood, not to mention initiating the Kerikeri Garden Safari, and his and Judy's own prize-winning garden which is open to the public.  While many people are involved in making Roland's Wood the great community resource it is, we know that John Horrell is a key driver, spending many, many hours working there, planning and organising...

Go to the NZ Gardener link for full details if you'd like to add a nomination or let me know if there is anything you'd like to add to mine.  Entries close at the end of August, finalists are announced in the October NZ Gardener and then the winner will be announced as a result of a public vote in December. 
From the website :
NZ Gardener, in association with Kiwicare, is searching for NZ's green-thumbed superheroes - send your nominations now!  It's time to find our keenest pair of green thumbs. Our annual search for unsung horticultural legends, now in its seventh year, is back with more prizes than ever!
$25,000 worth of prizes.   
Send nominations to 2013 Gardener of the Year, NZ Gardener, PO Box 6341, Wellesley St, Auckland or email

Gardener of the Year

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