Farmlands Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year

The Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year competition aims to inspire the next generation of leaders in New Zealand's amenity gardens, providing an opportunity for skills and knowledge to grow through personal and professional development.


This is a national event for young amenity horticulturists, organised by the New Zealand Recreation Association and sponsored by Farmlands.

The aim of the competition is to encourage young people in horticulture to further develop their skills and knowledge and to increase the opportunities for long term careers in the industry.

Enter the national competition for amenity horticulturists to test your practical abilities, business skills and horticultural knowledge against New Zealand's best.

• Personal and professional development

• Challenge yourself and have fun

• Great prizes

• No entry fee, food provided

• Travel and accommodation to be paid by your employer

The winner will compete against the other sectors of horticulture in the Young Horticulturist of the Year Grand Final.

Download the criteria for applications here.

Don't miss a great event, entries close 31st March 2019. For more information email karl@nzrecreation.org.nz


Our 2018 winner was Morgan Hampton, Dunedin.


Our 2017 winner was Pippa Lucas, Auckland.


If you have further questions, contact NZRA National Programme Manager Karl Nesbitt on 027 697 2004 or email karl@nzrecreation.org.nz

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