National Flower Promotion Group (NFPG) is pleased to announce the first New Zealand Flowers Week, November 21st – 27th 2016, which celebrates locally grown flowers.

NFPG has commissioned five top florists from around New Zealand to create floral installations from one species of locally grown flower.

Jo Mann from Auckland’s Wild Bunch plans to enlist the help from five local dogs for her creative take on the brief.

Mann will dress each dog with a bespoke flower crown or collar made from peonies, as well as creating a suspended floral garden and a structured European style arrangement.

Well--known florist Eden Hessel from Auckland’s The Botanist will be constructing a subtropical floral throne made from New Zealand rose varieties.

These designs, along with a further three commissioned florists works, are created to inspire kiwis and the florist community to truly get behind NZ Flower Week and celebrate this creative industry.

Other contributing florists include: Carley Jones from Joseph Jones in Dunedin, Vanessa Prockter from Woodstock based in Wellington, and Auckland’s Kathryn Fleming from The Flower Project.

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