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.