CONGRATULATIONS to Meryn Whitehead our 2023 Young Horticulturist of the Year!!
Held in November each year, the Young Horticulturist Competition is a grand final that brings together the best young talent in horticulture. The finalists are drawn from sector (e.g. Master Landscapers, NZ Plant Producers etc.) competitions and compete in a range of challenges including practical skills, industry expertise, leadership ability, business knowledge and communication.
To enter the Young Horticulturist Competition, you must be selected by your sector. This could be through a sector competition or an interview process. Find out more.
The prize pool includes travel and accommodation packages, study grants and cash awards. This event is made possible by the generous support of our partners, supporters and friends. Learn more about how and why they support the competition.
Learn more about our past finalists, including event results, personal profiles and travel reports.