We took my mother to this on the weekend, thinking it'd be a reprise of the long-vanished Ellerslie Flower Show. Instead, it appears to be mostly a money-making scam for the organisers. First, they closed the site carpark and directed everyone to private parking a 15-20 minute walk away at $10 per car (luckily we found some street parking that was closer). Then they charged us forty dollars (plus additional Ticketek fees) per person to get in, and once we got in it was about 90% identical to the home shows that are held all over Auckland, the ones that cost a nominal ten dollars if you're unlucky enough not to get a complimentary entry pass or a two-for one ticket. What an absolute rip-off. Did anyone else feel conned like we did? Would you go again?