By Wally Richards New Zealand has a vast array of native plants which many New Zealand gardeners sometimes take for granted, as they are very common in their homeland. Overseas, many of our indigenous plants are well sort after and considered prized processions. I remember several years ago Kew Gardens contacting me to assist in […]
Hedonistic sustainability. In a society where the never-ending onslaught of buzzwords, catchphrase and ‘hot topics’ can become a genuine threat to one’s sanity, you could almost be forgiven for dismissing this concept as yet another empty marketing gimmick. However, grounding itself in the basic concept that pleasure is the only intrinsic focus for going green, […]
The relationship of the natural world to both art and architecture is celebrated in the debut Ellerslie International Flower Show exhibition garden by designer Kevin Gillespie. The Manawatu landscape architect from GLD Architectural Landscape Design will create a garden of two halves – a studio and a gallery – set within the context of the […]
Julie from Beams & Timber Direct tells us about some of their recent projects.