Based in the Waikato I regularly carry out design projects in challenging places beyond the main Waikato basin. In 2011, I met with a young couple in the Taumarunui region, who had built a new residence on their farm and requested that I provide them with a Landscape Plan. They wanted a “blueprint” to develop […]
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SurePave is a plastic cellular paving grid for reinforcing grass or gravel where a permeable or porous surface is required. The unique design of this system offers excellent ground reinforcement by creating a surface made up by an open cell structure that can be used with either grass or gravel. SurePave pavers are suitable for […]
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 […]
Ellerslie International Flower Show has been a springboard to international success for Wellington designer Bayley LuuTomes. He has won four gardening medals in three continents in one year, starting with winning the Young Emerging Designer of the year at Ellerslie in March. “It’s been amazing to combine my creativity with my love of gardening and […]
By Jamie Reid of Jamie Reid Landscape and Garden Design Ltd, WELLINGTON The Situation This lovely early 1930’s cottage is positioned on an East-West axis with a small, potentially private garden at the rear; and a larger part of the section including off-road parking at the front had an existing garden which at best could […]
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, […]
Subalpine scrub and dry grasslands serve as the basis for the planting at this Tekapo garden. By Philip Smith from o2 Landscapes.