Gillian Vine visits a Dunedin property where a Japanese courtyard garden is among the attractions.
"I hereby declare this building to be secularised." With those words from Anglican Bishop of Dunedin Steven Benford, St Thomas’s Church Pine Hill ceased to become a place of worship.
The Dunedin Horticultural Society has a new show venue. Gillian Vine reports.
North East Valley Community Garden volunteers Richard and Lynn Tozer were farewelled last Saturday.
Small garden clubs are capable of big things, and an excellent example is the West Otago Rose Society.
The rarest flower colour is turquoise and I can think of only three — the now-rare Ixia viridiflora, tropical emerald vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) and the Chilean bromeliad Puya.
Gillian Vine admires a small Dunedin garden.
Persuaded by a neighbour to enter a flower show for the first time, an elderly Dunedin gardener was thrilled at the outcome.
Gillian Vine has some timely tips for gardeners.
Gillian Vine carols about her three favourite Christmas flowers.
Gillian Vine reports on the New Zealand Rose Society’s international rose trials at Palmerston North.
Gillian Vine admires how a challenging section has been turned into a stunning garden.
Gillian Vine says sunflowers are a decorative and useful addition to the garden.
Gillian Vine thinks you’re never too young to start gardening.
The New Zealand Trillium Group’s annual conference wrapped up in Dunedin on Sunday afternoon with what co-organiser Richard Wells called “a southern surprise”.
Gillian Vine gets some hot garden tips in South Australia.
Gillian Vine welcomes the resurgence of gladioli.
Gillian Vine is overwhelmed by the number of New Zealand-bred rhododendrons.
Gillian Vine meets a snowdrop specialist.
Gillian Vine looks forward to spring in the vegetable garden.