A huge thank you to all the 2019 Young Horticulturist Competition Finalists, Trust Members, Speakers and Sponsors who attended the Professional Development Day on the 13th of May. This event was held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens and is a one day event where the Finalist network, hear presentations & receive leadership training such as personality profiling & goal setting.

We received some great feedback from the finalists that attended our Professional Development Day - here are a few comments that were made in regards to Candice Collier's presentation:

"Belbin was the highlight, it was enlightening, the delivery was great, humorous and engaging". Special thanks to Candice for her amazing presentation.

Thank you to Pippa Lucas (one of our 2018 Young Horticulturist Finalists) who works at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, for our lovely garden tour at the end of our Professional Development Day.

We have had feedback in the past, that it would be great to see some of the gardens when we are running our events, so we were very lucky that we had such a great day for this and it was wonderful to see everyone bond over such beauty.

Special thanks to Fraser Buchanan for his presentation at the Professional Development Day at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Some of the many great comments we received from the 2019 Young Horticulturist Competition Finalists included: "Insightful, engaging, encouraged participation, very professional, relevant, passionate and very knowledgeable".

Daniel Chong from Primary ITO did a great presentation at our recent Professional Development Day.

The finalists thought it was great to have a past finalist come to this event, to see where he had progressed in his career, since he was in the Competition. Here's some feedback from our finalists about his presentation: "knowledgeable, confident & professional".

"Strengthen Your Strengths". A huge thank you to Belbin Leadership Solutions and Candice Collier for giving up your time and expertise to attend our Professional Development Day. Belbin is a great tool to strengthen leadership capabilities by gaining awareness of how you interact with others.