Twenty of New Zealand’s top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on the subject of landscaping with native plants in this extraordinary book. Presenting a project per chapter, this guide showcases some of New Zealand’s most beautiful outdoor environments, including private gardens, public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmlands. With photographs capturing the uniqueness and splendor of each location—from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south—this account is a forum by which the experts communicate their vision, passion, experiences, and challenges while imparting their knowledge unto present and future gardeners.
"Magnificently illustrated ... this is compulsory and pleasurable perusing for anyone interested in contemporary landscape design." --Rosemary Smith, Southland Times "There are native planting tips aplenty in this collection of essays from top New Zealand landscape designers." --Sarah Lang, North and South Magazine
Ian Spellerberg is a professor of nature conservation, the director of the Isaac Center for Nature Conservation at Lincoln University, and the former president of the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Michele Frey is a recreation and environmental planning consultant. John Maillard is the program leader of photography and multimedia at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.