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Rachel Vogan - Garden Commentator

I am a credible and experienced Garden commentator. With 25 years experience, I am passionate and committed to what is both my passion and vocation.

My skills as a garden writer and journalist are widely used in print, radio, online and television.

Garden Writer - Journalist
Free lance garden writer

TV  - CTV City Life - Garden expert
The Owl and the Pussy Cats - lifestyle program

Radio – Garden City. Hosts a regular program with Mike Yardley Newstalk ZB – current

President NGIA 2010 - 2011
New Zealand Nursery & Garden Industry Association
NGIA is the industry voice of the Gardening industry of NZ, and is made up of growers, suppliers, retailers and allied trades. www.ngia.co.nz

CERA Community Forum - 2011 - 2012

Garden Commentator / guest speaker                    
Acclaimed speaker about anything horticultural. With a bright and entertaining style and the ability to connect with audiences of all ages, I enjoy engaging with both business and community groups of all sizes and interests.
Popular topics include:
A insiders guide to the Ellerslie Flower Show
Growing your own - a
Garden styles and trends

Ambassador  Ellerslie International Flower Show                                       2009 – current

Judge - Garden related. Including anything from vegetables to flowers to show gardens at world gardening events such as The Ellerslie International Flower Show www.ellerslieflowershow.co.nz through to AP Shows, garden clubs and societies and community gardens    2002 – current


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