The committee for the Rotorua Festival of Gardens is SO pleased with the results of our efforts for the 2017 Festival. We had so many lovely comments from the participating gardeners & the visitors. A wonderful cross section of people attended with a strong showing of local visitors as well as some great attendance from out of town. It was quite a challenge for some of the buses to get parking.
St Johns Ambulance were very kind in hosting an afternoon tea for the committee & our participating gardeners in early March 2018, to facilitate the presentation of the donations to our selected charities for 2017. The St Johns Ambulance & the Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter both received a cheque for $10,000 each. Many, many thanks to the participating gardeners, the ticket buying visitors & the Festival Committee for making it all possible.
The Festival Committee is beginning the planning process again, looking towards the 2019 Festival. One of our first jobs is to find hard-working volunteer committee members with the much needed skills to add to our over-worked team. If you have skills in any of the following -marketing, media, graphic design, computer/digital/IT, project management, event management, advertising -that you are willing to volunteer, please contact our President Joan Pryde.