Dunedin Horticultural Society president Joy Morton admires
a semi-cactus dahlia at the Dunedin Horticultural Society's
Summer Flower Show at Forbury Park on Saturday. Photo by
Dunedin's autumnal weather has not brought much joy, but
it is a cause of celebration for the Dunedin Horticultural
The society held its annual Summer Flower Show during the
weekend. There were about 380 entries this year, about 40
more than in 2013, president Joy Morton said.
Visitor numbers were also up on last year. This summer's
wetter weather was probably the reason for the influx of
entries as it brought with it ideal growing conditions, she
She was pleased with the interest from the public and the
efforts of the society's members.
''We have had a considerable number of people come through,''
''We are very pleased with the entries and very pleased with
the amount of people ... through the show.''
The Dunedin Horticultural Society, New Zealand's oldest, will
hold its next show on May 4-5.