Gardena Gardener of the Year

Bay of Plenty Tree Society volunteers are finalists in the Gardena Gardener of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener magazine. Unlike the earlier competitions, this year’s finalists are not representative of all of New Zealand with two from Auckland, one from Thames, the Tauranga area group and one from Balclutha.

Read the magazine’s profile of the BOP Tree Society, published this month and written by yours truly. At the bottom of the page is the online voting form (and/or you can clip one from the magazine).

For the past 52 years the society has been responsible for the collection of rare and unusual trees at McLaren Falls Park in the Kaimai foothills, a park enjoyed by tens of thousands of people each year.