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July 9, 2017

There’s an interesting current debate being played out in the media, exploring the merits of exotic versus native plantings.  It’s a multi-faceted, ongoing discussion with political, ecological and historical undertones.  Putting aside the ideology and looking from a g...

July 4, 2017

Part of the enjoyment of working in the residential sphere of Landscape Architecture in Canterbury is the opportunity to work at a range of scales, with an equally wide range of clients.  

Projects can range from a spacious lifestyle block in Ohoka to a pocket sized urb...

June 12, 2017

A key part of any design process is to get a full understanding of the requirements of the client or the end user, and this certainly applies to landscape design.  One of the key questions I ask garden design clients when I’m putting together a design brief is if they...

May 3, 2017

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show stands out as the ‘must see’ southern hemisphere landscape event, and over the years famous Australian designers have ‘wowed’ the crowds with cutting edge, high budget, show-stopping displays.

The recent 2017 show was...

April 18, 2017

On recent trip to the local refuse centre I was struck by the amount of ‘greenwaste’ being dumped by an almost continuous stream of car and trailers - all loaded to the hilt with a mixed selection of flax, pittosporum and other woody trimmings.  I couldn’t help but see...

February 10, 2017

Over summer you may have visited a friends house and admired the landscape design of their property.  Chances are that a large part of what you were appreciating was a well-conceived and put together garden design.  Garden design is at its simplest a planting plan of t...

June 6, 2016

Good landscape design is always a considered response to the requirements of a design brief, the physical environment and the contextual setting in which a development is taking place.  When designing in Canterbury there are some specific factors that need to be allowe...

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