International Garden Shows

Ben Hoyle and Blue Gecko have exhibited for many years at some of the worlds most Prestigious International Garden and Flower Shows


Ellerslie International flower Show Christchurch march 2012

Ellerslie International Flower Show


6 - 10 March 2013 - North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Ben first exhibited at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in 1998 winning his first Medal. This would prove to be the beginning of an addiction for him, exhibiting a further seven times to bring his current medal tally at E.I.F.S. to 9 (five gold), including taking top honors in 2006 in the Avenue of Gold section, (competing against other previous Gold Medal winners). In 2009 Ben’s Gold Medal achievement also included the Judges Supreme Award for Landscape Construction. Ellerslie International Flower Show    Photos of previous displays



Here the traditional outdoor room was artfully morphed into a giant water lily where one or many could come together and reflect upon still waters. This floating sanctuary was inspired by nature and one’s desire to physically and mentally break away from ‘terra firma’ from time to time. This garden explored the human element, that love-hate relationship Cantabrians share with their ever changing environment and provided an innovative and hopeful perspective of adapting for the future.



Gardening World CupGardening World Cup international displays

In October 2010 Ben represented New Zealand in the inaugural Gardening World Cup held in Japan. With the show them ‘Gardening for Peace’, Ben’s radically innovative and thought provoking design ‘A Moment in Time’ was awarded a Gold Medal and the Supreme Peace Award. Gardening World Cup  Photos of previous displays


Singapore Garden FestivalSingapore Garden Festival July 2012

In 2008, Ben was selected to represent New Zealand at the internationally acclaimed Singapore Garden Festival. This was Ben’s first overseas exhibition and the first time New Zealand was represented at the Festival.  Singapore Garden Festival