Tim Harris recently received the award for 2017 Southern Hemisphere Champion from The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.
This is a great achievement for someone who is pushing his pumpkins weights every year, and pushing the NZ record closer to the world record each season.
The Great Pumpkin Carnival is the only GPC weigh off site in New Zealand, and we are proud of being part of the wider giant pumpkin growing community in the world.
To read all about Tim’s achievements and his lead up to this season read the Waikato Time article here.
Today we planted 150 giant and 50 miniature pumpkin seeds in preparation for the pumpkin growing season.
We sell these seedlings at the upcoming Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival which is being held on the 4th of November, all the info about that event can be found here.
Priced at $2 each, 3 for $5 or $1 for 2 giant pumpkin seeds, this is great value and takes away the hassle and problems faced by some people when starting seeds themselves.
We will be planting another batch of seeds to stagger the seedlings during this busy period.
If you are a school wanting to grow please get in touch as we have a special deal for you.
Here are some photos from our seed planting today.
Today representatives of The Great Pumpkin Carnival which included Sam our president and committee member and founder of the Carnival Jenny attended the AGM of The Friends of Hamilton Gardens.
Over the years The Great Pumpkin Carnival has had a close working relationship with the FOHG.
We are thankful for their help, especially the volunteers working in the information centre at Hamilton Gardens. The volunteers sell our giant and miniature pumpkin seedlings early in the season.
AS a small token of appreciation The Great Pumpkin Carnival gave a donation to The Friends of Hamilton Gardens at their AGM.
President of the Carnival Sam Elton-Walters hands over a donation to FOHG president Virginia Graham
Planning is for The Great Pumpkin Carnival is almost upon us, we are excited and looking forward to what 2019 will bring us.
Our 3rd AGM is coming up on the 27th August 2017 at 5pm at St Johns Church Hall, located on the corner of Wellington St and Grey St, Hamilton.
You are more than welcome to attend this meeting.
Regards, The Great Pumpkin Committee