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 […]
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2011’s Husqvarna Global Garden Report identified the value that a well-maintained garden space brings to home’s property value, especially at time of sale. 69% of real estate agents believed that the garden was either important or very important for the overall market value of a property. 16 % increase on the value of a property […]
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.
A little slice of paradise is created for a couple and their elegant Herne Bay villa. The owners of this Auckland property approached Sandra Batley from Flourish about transforming the small entrance garden to their villa. They were looking for ideas to create a dramatic subtropical garden that was lush and evoked a modern Balinese […]
The complete remodeling of this stately Auckland home called for a garden design that reinforced the grandeur of the house. The original driveway/motor court and expanse of uninspiring lawn did not meet the owner’s expectations for their garden. Natural Habitats design and build team was brought on board to make the owner’s vision for a […]