Nelmac Garden Marlborough has been described as New Zealand's premier garden festival. A spring time celebration
of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with a series of garden
tours, garden themed workshops and social events. We look forward to welcoming you to Marlborough.
Nelmac Garden Marlborough announces Australian landscape designer Michael McCoy as keynote speaker for 2014
Nelmac Garden Marlborough, New Zealand’s premier gardening event, today announced that leading Australian garden
designer Michael McCoy will kick off this year’s programme of events.
Garden designer, botanist, author, broadcaster, blogger, speaker and garden tour guide, Michael McCoy is what you
might call an obsessive home gardener!
In the summer of 1991 he lived and worked under the tutelage of the acclaimed British gardener Christopher Lloyd
OBE at Great Dixter in Sussex. Since returning to his native Australia, Michael has been a regular contributor to
national magazines and papers and has written for many other international publications including the British Gardens
Illustrated. He has designed gardens in Victoria, NSW, and Western Australia, and has published two books to critical
acclaim. A compelling and sought after speaker at international gardening events, his blog The Gardenist was ranked
as one of the top home blogs in Australia in 2012.
Michael will give two lectures during this year’s event, which run from 6-9 November. A full programme will be available
at the end of July.
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For more information please contact
the Nelmac Garden Marlborough office.
The full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of Blenheim
to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by
learning from New Zealand and international gardening experts.
The festival culminates with the Garden Fête held in the picturesque Seymour Square, with over 200 stall holders
offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's