Ellerslie Flower Show to return to Christchurch

7:53 pm on 25 October 2011

The Ellerslie Flower show is to return to Christchurch in March 2012.

The 2011 show was due to take place just two weeks after the 22 February quake and had to be cancelled.

The marquees for the show ended up being used for emergency accommodation and the plants that would have been displayed during the show were used at the national memorial service for victims of the quake.

Thousands of people gave their refunded ticket money to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, with donations reaching almost $60,000.

Tickets for the March show go on sale on 1 November.