News release from the Auckland Flower Show
23 November 2008
Caveman Clyde is a crowd pleaser
Clyde Tukaiora Connells spectacular Waiora
Life Giving Water exhibit for the Auckland
Flower Show has won the coveted Peoples Choice
Taking people back to the bush, the ambitious creation
included a 2.5m high cave, waterfall, built-in aquariums,
and abundant lush planting.
Waiora means water of life, and Clydes
aim with the garden was to show the harmony between
man and nature, with water as the life-giving force
Im glad the people chose it. They seem
to really enjoy the exhibit. They appreciate all the
native fish, eels and koura being there, and they love
the fullness of the planting.