During the Closing Address, Event Director Anthony Bastic announced the event would return for another successful year, to once again launch the stunning series of floral and garden events taking place throughout regional NSW.
“The Australian Garden Show Sydney will be back at Centennial Park in the first week of spring in 2014. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from both the public and those participating in the event,” said Bastic.
The show attracted a strong line-up of national and international landscapers, gardeners, chefs, designers and architects, giving Sydney the opportunity to rival some of the world’s biggest and most successful gardening events.
“As a first time event, this show has really impressed the gardening world at large. The quality of the gardens, exhibitors and presenters has been outstanding,” said NGHA UK Garden Designer of the Year and Chelsea Flower Show judge, Andrew Fisher Tomlin.
The public expressed their enthusiasm, submitting nominations for the People’s Choice Award, which was presented to Brendan Moar for his Inspirational garden, Suspended.
Moar’s garden, also awarded Best In Show, proved a major draw card for attendees, including aspiring landscape designers, garden enthusiasts and anyone looking for inspiration. With his first ever show garden, Moar set the bar high for the competition, which included Australia’s most awarded landscape designer, Jim Fogarty.
In just 12 days leading up to the event, 13 stunning display gardens were built within the seven-acre site, which took on a whole new form as light installations illuminated the gardens and surrounding areas after dark.
Over 100 exhibitors offered everything from water features, decking, outdoor sculptures and furniture, to flower bouquets, books, party décor, rare plants and landscaping supplies.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events George Souris said, “This event highlighted the extraordinary diversity of gardening, landscape design and flower festivals in NSW by promoting more than 29 Regional garden festivals, including the Hunter Valley, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands and the South Coast.”
The Australian Garden Show Sydney is part of the NSW Events Calendar developed by Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. For more information, please visit: http://australiangardenshowsydney.com.au