The owner of this Dunedin property wanted a warm, low-maintenance home that maximised the views. Kim Dungey reports.
To survive the chill of winter, deciduous trees drop their leaves, some flaunting splendid colour before they fall.
Under the protection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Pentas lanceolata provides wonderful colour over many months: flowering in early summer, through autumn and well into winter.
After an enforced hiatus last year due to Covid-19, the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival is back for its 10th year, with films about architecture, art, photography and gardening.
When Riverstone Kitchen was being built, owner-chef Bevan Smith was determined to establish a kitchen garden to enhance the menu.
Complementing the camellias and specimen trees in the lower botanic garden camellia collection, which covers an acre of cultivated land, are the underplantings of herbaceous ground covers.
Margaret Mahy's old book collection may go back to the community if a bid to purchase her former home and turn it into a space for locals and aspiring writers is successful.
Borrowing a view is a well utilised concept in garden planning and design. Linking to the wider landscape extends your garden views and when done well can seem almost seamless.
In their new book, The Abundant Garden, Niva and Yotam Kay, provide a practical guide to developing a regenerative home garden. Here, they share the secrets of seed saving.
It was on a Japanese ski trip that the owners of this Wanaka house came to appreciate the efficiency of small spaces. Kim Dungey reports.
With shorter days and cooler temperatures, lush summer foliage and bright blooms give way to autumnal colours as nature slows down and prepares for the cold winter days that lie ahead.