Weather no deterrent at Ellerslie

Last updated 09:27 02/03/2014

ENTHUSIASTS: Esther Mark, left, and Suzanne Shand at the Ellerslie Flower Show.

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More than 15,000 people braved the cold yesterday at Ellerslie Flower Show. 

Snow in the mountains overnight had caused temperatures to drop in Christchurch on Saturday, but the weather was no deterrent. 

The event ground in North Hagley Park was buzzing and visitors crowded around the exhibition gardens. 

First time show-goer Katrina Graydon said she had no expectations before coming to the event. 

''It's very nice and relaxing down here,'' she said. ''I love the pink Passion garden,'' 

Judith Inch went last year and said the show had done well to stay on its feet post-quake. 

Today is the final day for the annual show and organisers were hoping to sell at least 45,000 tickets in total. 

The traditional Ellerslie plant sale would start at 5pm this evening at the event grounds. 

You can watch former TV presenter and MP Maggie Barry giving her thoughts on the children's gardens at Ellerslie. 



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