Tropical delight on the shore The brief on this Mairangi Bay property in simple terms was “I want to be in Fiji without leaving my backyard”. With this in mind and an openess for creativity we went about our task with a passion. The interest and challenge was the movement and placement of 40 tonne [...]
Category: Design Ideas & Inspiration
Landscape Architect Jenny Wood from Natural Habitats shares her ideas about planting public places. If you have the benefit (or the curse) of living in a city, you will have noticed that on average our backyards are getting smaller, while our waistlines are getting bigger. You don’t have to know a lot about physics to [...]
The good old Ponga log is as kiwi as fish and chips, boy racers and the word “prang”. Traditionally Ponga was used by Maori for medicinal and structural purposes. The leaf stalk is used as a treatment for skin problems, as a poultice for boils and abbesses and has antiseptic properties. Ponga gum can be [...]
Trents is once again providing the Ellerslie International Flower Show with a multitude of fantastic plants for the Exhibition Gardens, and two entries in the ‘Show Offs’ category – exciting new plants for the garden – in the Go Gardening display inside the Hort Galore marquee. Scabiosa Crimson Clouds and Leucanthemum Banana Cream (pictured) are [...]
Subalpine scrub and dry grasslands serve as the basis for the planting at this Tekapo garden. By Philip Smith from o2 Landscapes.
The inaugural Auckland Garden DesignFest will take place on the weekend of 19 & 20 November.
The bar is usually the liveliest place in any hotel, but The Square Bar at the new Hotel Novotel Auckland Airport has literally taken on a life of its own. The bar’s centre piece is a stunning two story Natural Habitats green wall.