The 2024 Nelson Young Grower of the Year competition will be held on Thursday, 27 June 2024.

The competition is open to both commercial fruit and vegetable growers from the Nelson region. Contestants will be tested on a range of theoretical and practical modules designed to test their horticultural skills and knowledge. The gala dinner will round off the day's activities with speeches from each contestant and the announcement of the 2024 Nelson Young Grower of the Year winner.  

Young Grower Nelson Organiser:

Richard Clarkson


Competition venue: Richmond Showgrounds

358 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson

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Gala dinner venue: Rutherford Hotel

27 Nile Street, Nelson

Email to buy gala dinner tickets


2024 Nelson Contestants

Nelson BW image Calab Aarsen

Calab Aarsen

Nelson BW image Cameron Bradford

Cameron Bradford

Nelson BW image Corey Rako

Corey Rako

Nelson BW image Jordan Popata

Jordan Popata

Nelson BW images Farrah Richards

Farrah Richards

Nelson BW images Lian Price

Lian Price