Welcome to the Landscaping New Zealand Mitre 10 Landscape Training Seminars. This is a new initiative aimed at providing professional development to all members of the landscape industry. Open to anyone wanting to enhance their knowledge & professional practice The first series, titled TAMING THE REGULATORY DRAGON, will be held in Auckland over the […]
This is the fourth article of a series of short pieces for landscapedesign.co.nz in which I look at current trends and ideas in garden design. Biodiversity and beauty. These vital ingredients of a sustainable human environment are the aim in ecologically designed gardens. In my ecological design approach I combine an understanding of how plants […]
This is the second of a new series of short pieces for landscapedesign.co.nz in which I look at current trends and ideas in garden design. We live in a biodiversity hotspot (to find out more about what make this the case see the Conservation International website and especially here. What makes us so important to global […]
This is the first of a new series of short pieces for landscapedesign.co.nz in which I will look at current trends and ideas in garden design. I’ll focus on ideas of ecological design, using both herbaceous perennials and native plants in a new way and how we can realize the potential of home gardens and […]
Phillip Smith from O2 Landscapes shares his journal Over the previous weekend, I made a trip to the Manawatu and Taranaki, in preparation for the next regional planting guide for Landscape Architecture NZ magazine. One of the Taranaki locals that I had come to see, Corokia cotoneaster ‘Paritutu’, emerges from the precipitous sides of a local landmark, […]
The inaugural Auckland Garden DesignFest will take place on the weekend of 19 & 20 November.
Philip Smith from O2 Landscapes designs a Te Mata Peak garden using a distinctive range of plants, including species found nowhere other than on the Peak itself.