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He is good at building things; she is clever in the garden. The home and life they’ve built together are outward-focused, expansive and rewarding. Words: Heather Kidd  Photos: Tessa Chrisp Mystery awaits upon arriving at the Pahoia home of garden designer Celia Laity and her husband, Hugh. What lies behind the large shed? Or beyond the house, where the first thing to catch the eye is a wooden walkway? Ideas, Design, Posy, White Bridal, Bouquet, H.e.r., Bridal Bouquet, Husband, White Bridal Bouquet
A designer and her husband approach every property as a challenge to “learn by doing”
He is good at building things; she is clever in the garden. The home and life they’ve built together are outward-focused, expansive and rewarding. Words: Heather Kidd Photos: Tessa Chrisp Mystery awaits upon arriving at the Pahoia home of garden designer Celia Laity and her husband, Hugh. What lies behind the large shed? Or beyond the house, where the first thing to catch the eye is a wooden walkway?
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui. Gardening, Hillside, Hills, Beach, Garden, Forest, Pacific Ocean, Ocean, North
Jack and Gill went up the Okitu Beach hill to create a flourishing garden spectacle
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui.
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui. Hostel, Pond, Ocean View, Farmland
Jack and Gill went up the Okitu Beach hill to create a flourishing garden spectacle
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui.
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it. Country, Nature, Trellis, Garden Fountains, Gravel Garden, Grey Gardens, Country Gardening, Woodland Garden
A gardening legend’s third horticulture venture is a triumph
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it.
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it. Life, Beautiful Roses, Triumph, Woodland, Paths, Legend, Glade, Venture
A gardening legend’s third horticulture venture is a triumph
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it.
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it. Longwood
A gardening legend’s third horticulture venture is a triumph
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it.
He is good at building things; she is clever in the garden. The home and life they’ve built together are outward-focused, expansive and rewarding. Words: Heather Kidd Photos: Tessa Chrisp Mystery awaits upon arriving at the Pahoia home of garden designer Celia Laity and her husband, Hugh. What lies behind the large shed? Or beyond the house, where the first thing to catch the eye is a wooden walkway? Plants, Landscape, Hydrangea, Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet, Hydrangea Colors
A designer and her husband approach every property as a challenge to “learn by doing”
He is good at building things; she is clever in the garden. The home and life they’ve built together are outward-focused, expansive and rewarding. Words: Heather Kidd Photos: Tessa Chrisp Mystery awaits upon arriving at the Pahoia home of garden designer Celia Laity and her husband, Hugh. What lies behind the large shed? Or beyond the house, where the first thing to catch the eye is a wooden walkway?
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui. Exotic, Water Lilies, Bloom, Create, Hard Yakka
Jack and Gill went up the Okitu Beach hill to create a flourishing garden spectacle
A brother, his hard-working sister and their partners created a forest on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean. It took more than three decades of hard yakka. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Brennan Thomas A tūī swooped low over grass-covered land above Okitu Beach, north of Gisborne near Wainui.
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it. Pansies, Variegated
A gardening legend’s third horticulture venture is a triumph
Pushing close to four score and 10 isn’t deterring this horticultural legend from developing a third significant garden. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Tessa Chrisp Gordon Collier thinks being described as “perverse” is a compliment. It has been his life’s work to avoid the well-trodden path unless it should lead to a glade of naturalistic planting. Then, maybe, he’d take a wander along it.
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons. Peonies, Floral, World, Cool Eyes, Mulch, Growers, Enjoyment, Seasons
This Naseby family’s late-season peonies are enjoyed all over the world
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons.
Photos: Sally Tagg Birds of a feather don’t necessarily flock together — in my chook run, wings flap when the brown shavers and lavender araucanas get within cooee of each other — but gardeners have a knack for rooting out kindred spirits. Companion Planting, Hardy Perennials, Wild Flowers, Pasture, Seedlings, Houseplants
Lynda Hallinan knows the right plants (and gardening bestie) make a garden thrive
Photos: Sally Tagg Birds of a feather don’t necessarily flock together — in my chook run, wings flap when the brown shavers and lavender araucanas get within cooee of each other — but gardeners have a knack for rooting out kindred spirits.
Words: Lynda Hallinan Photos: Sally Tagg When you grow up in an apple orchard, perhaps it’s inevitable that you won’t fall far from the tree. For Clevedon artist Katie Blundell, returning to her roots has meant making a home — and a studio, teaching workshop and gallery — in the same 1970s barn where, as a child, she helped her grandparents bag fruit. Fruit, Studio, Workshop, Evergreen Magnolia, Orchard, Farm, Evergreen, Deciduous Trees
Transforming an apple orchard into an art-filled arboretum in Clevedon
Words: Lynda Hallinan Photos: Sally Tagg When you grow up in an apple orchard, perhaps it’s inevitable that you won’t fall far from the tree. For Clevedon artist Katie Blundell, returning to her roots has meant making a home — and a studio, teaching workshop and gallery — in the same 1970s barn where, as a child, she helped her grandparents bag fruit.
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons. Cheerleading, Instagram, Wedding, Harvest
This Naseby family’s late-season peonies are enjoyed all over the world
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons.
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons. Flowers, Instagram Photo
This Naseby family’s late-season peonies are enjoyed all over the world
An export peony business in Naseby delivers floral cheer to the likes of Hollywood royalty and familial riches to its multi-generational ranks. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Rachael McKenna When Maddie Hazlett scrutinizes Instagram photos of Hollywood A-lister weddings, she’s only doing so for horticultural reasons.
A lush garden in suburban Blenheim has sprung from crowbarred holes in a clay pan planted with native shrubs and trees. It’s taken Andrea and Pete Forrest two decades to create Moritaki — one of the stars of November’s Garden Marlborough event. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Daniel Allen Andrea and Pete Forrest are unsure why they decided to go totally native when developing a half-hectare two-section property in a new subdivision on the outskirts of Blenheim near the foothills of Wither Hills Flower Spike, Clay, Picton, Giant Tree, Japanese Water Garden, Natural Environment
Turning a clay pan into the extraordinary Japanese-inspired native garden, Moritaki
A lush garden in suburban Blenheim has sprung from crowbarred holes in a clay pan planted with native shrubs and trees. It’s taken Andrea and Pete Forrest two decades to create Moritaki — one of the stars of November’s Garden Marlborough event. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Daniel Allen Andrea and Pete Forrest are unsure why they decided to go totally native when developing a half-hectare two-section property in a new subdivision on the outskirts of Blenheim near the foothills of Wither Hills