New Zealand Gardens
Important mainly for food, in the early colonisation of New Zealand, as the advertising shows :
|Papers Past -- Hot Lakes Chronicle -- 5 February 1910|
|From : Papers Past|
Gardening soon included flowers for the housewife to pretty up the house and enjoy.
|Te Puke Times of 1917 & 1918|
Rotorua has a strong history of green thumbed residents who showed their prowess at the annual Rotorua Show run by the Rotorua Agricultural and Pastoral Association. These shows have be held in Rotorua since c1910.
|Rotorua's First Ever A & P Show|