2019 Young Horticulturist competition launched

The hunt is on for New Zealand’s 2019 Young Horticulturist.

The 2019 event is being officially launched this month with the country’s best young men and women preparing to go head-to-head in six sector competitions throughout New Zealand. These competitions determine who will qualify to compete in the Young Horticulturist annual competition held in November. The competition recognises and celebrates excellence in people aged under 30, employed in the horticulture industry.

One finalist will represent each of the six sectors, with these being Young Amenity, Young Achiever (representing NZ plant producers), Young Grower, Young Viticulturist, Young Landscaper and Young Florist/floriculturist.

2019 Young Horticulturist Competition chairperson Elle Anderson is thrilled to announce the continued support of four partnering sponsors. These are AGMARDT, Countdown, Fruitfed Supplies and T&G.

She says this year marks a milestone with the competition celebrating its 15th year.

Last year’s winner Annabel Bulk encourages young horticulturists to pit their talents. Annabel, who is a viticulturist with Felton Road Wines in Central Otago’s Bannockburn, says the competition gave her the opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded young people from across the horticulture sector.

For more information see the media release from Young Horticulturist: