Emily McEwan, of East Taieri, and Gavin Slaughter, of Christchurch, in her prizewinning garden, ''Outside the Box''. Photo by Gillian Vine.
Two Otago women, both entering exhibition gardens for the
first time, have scored at the Ellerslie International Flower
Show in Christchurch.
Judges announced yesterday that Emily McEwan, of Outright
Landscape Design, East Taieri, had won gold for her
courtyard-style garden ''Outside the Box''.
Across all categories, from school gardens to floral art, 15
gold medals were awarded.
Sally Brown, of Waitati, was awarded silver for ''Passion'',
a line-up of some 3000 plants, all with pink flowers.
''It's amazing,'' Mrs McEwan said, on learning of her
success. She admitted it had been her dream to do well.
She was appreciative of the efforts of Gavin Slaughter, of
Christchurch's Evergreen Landcare, who did the construction.
Two Otago floral artists also enjoyed success at the flower
For their entries, Marion Partridge, of North Otago, and
Barbara Watt, of North Otago, both received merit awards.