Winner: Kelly Jean Kerr (NGINZ). Kelly Jean is a senior sales assistant at Springvale Garden Centre in Wanganui.

Second: Eliza Whalley (NZ Recreation Ass’n-Parks and Gardens). A collections specialist for Downers, a company that contracts to Hutt City Council in Wellington.

Third: Ben James (Horticulture NZ). A  foreman for Mr Apple managing  apple and pear orchards in the Hawkes Bay.

Unplaced Finalists

  • Jessica Mills (Floristry NZ Inc). Jessica co owns a floristry business in Hawera
  • Blair Chicken (Landscaping New Zealand). Blair is a site foreman for Natural Habitats, an Auckland landscape company.
  • Matt Fox (NZ Winegrowers). Matt is  a vineyard manager for DW Briant Glencoe vineyards, Gisborne