Winner: Patrick Malley (Horticulture New Zealand). Patrick co-owns a kiwifruit and avocado orchard in Northland.

Second: Paul Robinson (NZ Winegrowers). Paul manages 160ha at Villa Maria vineyards in the Hawkes Bay.

Third: Nicolas Muir (Landscape New Zealand). Nic's with Artworks Landscapes Christchurch.

Unplaced Finalists

  • Sarah Fenwick (Amenity Horticulture, NZ Recreation Association). Sarah's a member of Delta Dunedin's amenity gardening team.
  • Jacqui Jones (Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand). Jacqui's in Sales and Marketing at Invercargill’s Evandale Gardens.
  • Caitlin Thorburn (Florists of New Zealand Inc and NZ Flower Growers). Caitlin's with United Flower Growers in Christchurch.