Imagine a swimming pool complete with aquatic plants, beneficial insects and a filtration system – just as Mother Nature intended it. Imported European technology and expertise finally makes these natural wonders possible in New Zealand, writes Lorri Lesiak Natural swimming pools, or ponds, are not new. Every Kiwi kid could probably tell a happy childhood tale of frolicking in a […]
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For many people, the ultimate escape from the pressures of everyday life is a holiday in a tropical paradise. Rather than wait for a holiday, the homeowners of this property decided to create their very own lush oasis in their front garden. Faced with an overgrown wilderness at their doorstep, the owners of this property wanted to transform their garden into a subtropical paradise […]
Industrial-sized dumpsters, mini skips, a shipping container and exotic aquatic weeds are the four key elements in the exhibition garden being designed by Christchurch-based international designer Craig Pocock for this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show.
A competition will be rerun to design a gateway sculpture for the northern entrance to Wellington City following the decision by Wellington City Council and the Wellington Sculpture Trust not to pursue the Hook of Maui and Receding Waters. The sculpture, a collaboration by Claude Hidber, Taika Waititi and landscape architects Wraight & Associates, was […]
As a designer it is important design gardens that reflect the client’s personality & needs with added “style and flair”. You need to be able to quickly visualise what’s right for the site and see the end result in relation to the needs and desires (or “brief”) the client conveys. You should then confidently translate […]
Are you looking for courtyard design ideas? On this page you can source courtyard design ideas including information on courtyards, patios, terraces, outdoor spaces, decks, and yards. Design Ideas and Inspiration, Design Solutions, Find BBQ’s, Pizza Ovens & Outdoor Cooking, Find Fireplaces, Braziers & Outdoor Heating, Find Furniture […]