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Welcome to the NZ Edible Garden Show

The New Zealand Edible Garden Show, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September, is a “must attend” event celebrating all aspects of edible gardens from garden to table. This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned gardeners to complete novices, enthusiastic cooks, lifestylers, families, youth and anyone who wants to embrace a healthier way of living.

Encapsulating four key cornerstones:

 

Within these elements there will be a range of great entertainment as well as educational opportunities with workshops, presentations, competitions and the opportunity to mix and mingle with experts within these fields. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the New Zealand Edible Garden Show and put your brand and products either as a sponsor or exhibitor in front of the buying public. We are expecting an audience of 8,000 people from local communities and out of town visitors to this event and the best part is it’s a FREE public event.

The New Zealand Edible Garden is the only national event dedicated to the “Edible Garden”. Owned and Event Managed by the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society, hosted by the Society in the iconic Waikoko Gardens, Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings.  

Any other questions, please contact Hillary Riches, Business Development Manager or Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden,
#growediblegarden

 

Visitor Information

The NZ Edible Garden is an exciting way to find out how you can grow your dinner. There’s something for everyone from workshops, “over the fence” Q&A, demonstrations in the Plus Four Insurance Make It!! Marquee on jam-making, preserving and pickling to buying anything and everything you’ll need to start to grow your very own edible garden in the coming season.

There’s lots to entertain from the pop up town farm to taking a coffee break in the village green, having some fun dressing up and taking a selfie in the Mardigras Event Hire Social Playground. Wander around the display gardens and learn how other cultures grow and harvest their edible gardens.

Check out the site map which is a graphic representation of the event and not representative of the actual layout.

Entry is free for the public and there is plenty of free car parking available.

2015 PROGRAMME

The programme of #growediblegarden will be available in August.

  • Essential Information

    Public Entry into the event is via:
    Gate 1 off Kenilworth Road
    Gate 3 off Kenilworth Road
    All gates open at 10.00am and gates close at 4pm. 


    Toilets
    There are bathroom facilities at the event. 


    Lost Children 
    Please direct your children to the information stand, in the centre of the gardens.

  • Parking

    There are plenty of public car parks available at the event, all car parking is off Kenilworth Road.

    Disability Car Park is located off Kenilworth Road, by Gate 3. 

    The Sponsors and Trades Car Park is off Kenilworth Road Gate 1.
  • Eftpos

    We will have EFTPOS available at the information stand.
  • Food and Drink

    There will be food and drink available at the Village Green. 

    Coffee carts are also located in various other positions around the Gardens. 

    You are more than welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy with your family inside the Gardens or in the car park. 

    No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the Gardens.
  • Accommodation

    There are plenty of motels located in close proximity to the Showgrounds on Karamu Road.
  • Lost Property

    Please visit the information stand if you lose items in the Gardens.

 

Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone on 06 878 3123, 702. 

Plus Four Insurance Make it! Marquee

We've got a great line up of presenters in the Plus Four Insurance Make it! Marquee. Make sure you come along to the NZ Edible Garden Show to see some of our celebrities.

Check out the sponsors and supporters of the Plus Four Insurance Make it! Marquee.

Don't forget that we're running the "Preserve Off!" competition so get preserving and deliver your products to Kirsten Fyfe at the Showgrounds.

 

Competitions

The answer to healthy families in the future. 

  • The Warehouse Schools Garden Challenge

    Schools register to take part in this challenge, bin, plants and soil supplied. It’s up to the schools to design and dress their bins. 


  • Prime Trading Ltd Kids Garden in a Box

    Grow your garden at home in a box and bring it along to the event. The rules for this challenge are:

    • Your garden must be no bigger than 60cm x 60cm.
    • Gardens may be decorated and there are no rules on what your garden can be grown in (as long as it does not exceed the dimensions).
    • Gardens must have a name, email address and phone number attached to them.
    • Gardens must be delivered to the venue by 11am on Saturday 12 September for Judging and can be collected on Sunday 13 September 2015 after 3pm.
    • All gardens will be on show to the public.
    • Prizes will be given on, originality, best use of space and decoration. 
    • The Judges decision will be final.

    For more information contact Kirsten Fyfe on 06 878 3123 ext 702 or admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz.

  • The Lunch Box Challenge

    Fill your lunch box with what you like to take to school and bring it to the NZ Edible Garden Show and you could win a prize. 

    All lunch boxes must be handed in by 12noon at the Plus Four Insurance Make It! Marquee during the NZ Edible Garden Show, Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. Presentations take place at 3pm the same day.

    Rules:
    • Lunch boxes need to be handed in to the Plus Four Insurance Make it! Marquee by 12noon Sunday 13 September.
    •  Please ensure your lunch box is labelled with:
      - who prepared it 
      - age (for children)
    • If appropriate, you can say where the products came from ie carrots from my garden.
    • Cost for the challenge is a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Child Cancer, Hawke’s Bay.
    • Challenge is limited to 40 participants, download this application form.
    • Judges decision is final.

    Diane will present the outcome of the challenge at 3pm.

    Finally, remember to take your lunch box with you at the end of the Show and enjoy eating it! 

    Diane Stride, private practicing dietitian and nutritionist based in the Village Health Centre, Havelock North, will look at all lunch boxes. Diane works in all areas of health and is passionate about improving the wellbeing of adults and children through diet.  She is also involved in research projects in Hawke’s Bay. Click here to contact Diane.

  • The Preserve Off

    You’ve grown it, preserved it – now compete in the "preserve-off", a twist on the old-fashioned “bake-off”.

    Send in your labelled jars to the NZ Edible Garden Show by 1 September. Competition is free to enter.

    Categories:

    • Beetroot Battle – you’ve bottled it, we want to taste it.
    • Compeaches – home-made bottled peaches.
    • Jam Clash – strawberry, feijoa, marmalade, apricot etc.
    • The Relish Quest – tomato, feijoa, zucchini etc.
    • The Sauce Master – plum, tomato etc.

    See below for the rules.

    The Preserve Off will be judged by:

  • Crazy shaped vegetable

    Sometimes our veges grow crazy

    Bring in your home-grown crazy shaped vegetable to the NZ Edible Garden Show. You could win a prize!
    Rules:

    • The vegetable must have been grown in your garden.
    • Name your vegetable – eg “Carrot Robot”, “Strawbeary”.
    • This competition is open to all amateur gardeners, no commercial gardeners.
    • All Vegetables must be delivered to the venue by 10.30am on Saturday 12 September for Judging and can be collected on Sunday 13 September after 3.30pm.
    • All Vegetables will be on show to the public.
    • The Judges’ decision is final.

    For more information go to www.nzediblegarden.co.nz or contact Kirsten Fyfe at admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz or 06 878 3123.

  • Make an "Animal" out of fruit or vegetables

    Get creative with your home-grown fruit or vegetables

    Keep the kids entertained by making an animal out of your home-grown fruit or vegetables. Rules:

    • Part of the fruit or vegetable must have come from your garden.
    • This competition is open to children up to 16 years old.
    • Make sure your age is on your name tag, as prizes are given in age groups: up to 5; 5 to 8; 8 to 12; and 12 to 15 years.
    • All Animals must be delivered to the venue by 10.30am on Saturday 12 September for Judging and can be collected on Sunday 13 September after 3.30pm.
    • All Animals will be on show to the public.
    • The Judges’ decision will be final.

    For more information go to www.nzediblegarden.co.nz or contact Kirsten Fyfe at admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz or 06 878 3123.

  • Edible Garden Themed Artwork

    Get out the camera, crayons or paints

    Bring along your artwork of edible gardens whether it be a paint, crayon, pencil, or photography we want to showcase it. You could win a prize. 
    Rules:
    • It must be your own artwork. 
    • The subject of the artwork must be an edible garden. 
    • This competition is open to everyone, but is judged in age groups. Make sure your age is on your name tag. 
    • Age categories: 10 and younger; 11 to 13, 14 to 16; 16 and over
    • Artwork must be delivered to the venue by 10.30am on Saturday 12 September for Judging and can be collected on Sunday 13 September after 3.30pm.
    • Artwork will be on show to the public.
    • The Judges’ decision will be final.

    For more information contact Kirsten Fyfe at admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz or 06 878 3123.

  • Colouring in Competition

    This competition has now opened, click here to download the competition. 

    Once completed, please deliver your picture to the Showgrounds:

    Email: admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz
    Post: Kirsten Fyfe, NZ Edible Garden Show, PO Box 349, Hastings 4156, or 
    Drop off: NZ Edible Garden Show, Hawke's Showgrounds, Kenilworth Road, Hastings 4122.

 

Links to rules

For more information please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, or phone 06 878 3123, 702.

 

Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe: 28 July 2015 

CRAB APPLE JELLY  

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Courtesy of Little Blackbird Eatery & Catering

Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone 06 878 3123, 702.

 

Exhibitor Information

Put your brand and products in front of thousands of grow your own enthusiasts who are actively interested in growing food at home, keeping livestock and cooking fresh meals with their produce.

This two day event is perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing season. 

Don’t delay, book your site now:
Exhibitors form
Food vendors form

Read the terms and conditions online and check out the site map.
Exhibitor terms and conditions 
Food vendor terms and conditions

display gardens - Put your business in front of 8,000 people in a unique way

Set up a Display Garden based around your business using edible garden elements. A great way to interact with attendees at this event. Exhibits must be an Edible Garden, props are acceptable. Displays can be walked through by visitors. Contact Kirsten Fyfe or phone 06 878 3123 ext 702 to find out if you are eligible for this opportunity.

 

Sponsors

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” Aeschylus


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PARTNERS AND Supporters 

   

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  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society has developed the event from a small seed. We expect to host around 8,000 people during the 2015 event. 

    75 Trade Exhibitors
    50 Volunteers
    Credible Presenters
    Extensive media campaign over radio, magazine, newspaper

    In its role as Owners and Event Managers of the New Zealand Edible Garden Show the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society take pride in delivering consistently successful events where sponsors and partners are not only looked after but showcased to a targeted audience. 

    Sponsorship is a 12-month partnership of awareness, hospitality, brand recognition and promotion of your business. It goes without saying that this is a wonderful opportunity for successful businesses to leverage off this event, expose your brand to the public and increase your market awareness. If visitors to this event are enjoying themselves the more they are likely to spend, they will also associate their experience of the event with sponsors, exhibitors and partners who are involved.

    Click here to find out what opportunities are available.

    Any other questions, please contact Hillary Riches, Business Development Manager or phone on 06 878 3123.

 

Event Site Map

This site map  is a graphic representation of the event and may not be representative of the actual layout.

More specific site information will be available nearer the event.

Any other questions, please contact Kirsten Fyfe, Event Coordinator, NZ Edible Garden or phone on 06 878 3123, 702.

 

Contact Details

Hawke’s Bay A&P Society
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Kenilworth Road, Hastings
06 878 3123
admin@nzediblegarden.co.nz

Business Development Manager
Hillary Riches  

General Manager
Brent Linn   

Event Coordinator
Kirsten Fyfe
06 878 3123 Ext 702

 

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key dates

Saturday 12th September 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015