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Garden Events March 2011
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Ellerslie International Flower Show, Christchurch New Zealand Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009
9 - 13 March 2011, Hagley Park, Christchurch
Ellerslie International Flower Show is New Zealand's premier week-long garden extravaganza in Christchurch's North Hagley Park from 9 to 13 March 2011. The Show celebrates Christchurch's Garden City heritage and the best of national and international garden design.
Show favourites to return in 2011 will be City Care Hort Galore, City Care Floral Art Marquee and Starlight Marquee. Christchurch will also put its own 'stamp' on the show - introducing a number of new features, including the Focus on Flowers Photo Competition and the Window Display Competition.

Ellerslie will showcase the unique English heritage that helped name Christchurch 'The Garden City'.

With around 80 horticultural exhibits including over 20 show gardens from leading NZ and international designers, Ellerslie will be a great place to get fresh ideas for your garden. See our review of 2010 Ellerslie.

Open Wed 9th March: 10am to 6pm; Thurs 10th March: 10am to 6pm; Fri 11th March: 10am to 8:30pm; Sat 12th March: 10am to 8:30pm; Sun 13th March: 10am to 6pm
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Overseas Garden Events

Philadelphia Flower Show, Pensylvannia, USA
1 - 8 March 2008. Pennsylvania Convention Center
Now over 180 years old, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s largest fundraiser covers 10 acres with enthralling displays that dispel the wintertime blues. This year's theme is Italy and the Show will be an extraordinary experience for anyone who appreciates the natural beauty, culture, and spirit of Italy.

Open Sundays, March 1 & March 8: 8 am to 6 pm; Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6: 10 am to 9:30 pm; Saturday, March 7: 8 am to 9:30 pm
Entry Adults US$28 on Sunday March 1, $24 March 2-6, $26 March 7-8; Students $17 and Children (2-16 yrs) $13. Advance purchase adult tickets are $22 (see website for details and Group prices)

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
30 March - 3 April 2011, Royal Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.
The world-renowned Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is Australia's biggest flower and garden show. MIFGS 2011 is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors. It is the largest and most successful horticulture event in the southern hemisphere, with over 500 exhibitors attracting garden enthusiasts, trade professionals and those who just want to see a truly spectacular world-class show.

Featuring over 500 exhibiters representing horticulture, nursery products, landscape gardening and design, floristry and cut flowers at their very best. See our Review of the 2009 Melbourne Show

Tickets available from For phone bookings, call 13 13 29 (Australia wide) or +61 3 8792 4002 (international) .
Open Weds 30 & Thurs 31 March 9am to 5pm;
Fri 1 & Sat 2 April 9am to 6pm;
Sun 3 April 9am to 5pm;
Concessions and group tickets available

The information here is believed to be correct but changes do occur. There may be cancellations and changes to times of opening. Entrance fees may vary without notice. cannot take any responsibility for any errors, changes or omissions. Visitors travelling a distance to an event are advised to confirm dates and times with the organisers before setting out.
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