Winner: Ben Smith (Horticulture NZ). A procurement manager for Status Produce a subsidiary of T&G.

Second: Rangi Green (NZ Recreation Ass’n). An amenity gardener at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland.

Third: Paul Southan (Landscaping NZ). A foreman for Humphreys Landscaping in Auckland.

Unplaced Finalists

  • Jenn Noakes (Arboriculture). Is a part tiem arborist for a Dunedin Propoerty Management company.
  • Michael Scott (Nursery and Garden). Is a production manager in the family business, Scott Base Nurseries Whenuapai, Auckland.
  • Nick Paulin (NZ Winegrowers) is a vineyard a manager for Peregrine Wines, Cromwell.