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The Auckland Domain Wintergarden

The Wintergarden is found in Auckland, New Zealand and was built in commemoration of the Auckland Industrial Agricultural and Mining Exhibition of 1913-14

It was designed in the early 1900s in the style of the famous English partnership of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jeckyll – my favourite designers of the English County Garden style. 193 more words


The Architecture of Horticulture

People often say to me that January must be the worst time of year on the nursery, and that with the cold, wet weather and lack of plant growth, I must be counting down the days to Spring. 1,562 more words


Tree Nymph Butterfly

Not really sure how to photograph butterflys, they move around so fast and after zero degrees outside the heat inside greenhouse caused camera to mist up but someone told me to keep my camera on until it warmed up to temperature inside. 80 more words


Think Pink!

If, like me, you live on the east coast of Australia, you’re probably thinking to yourself “Why on earth is it pouring rain in the middle of summer yet still managing to reach temperatures of 27 degrees celsius?!” I know I surely am. 428 more words


Greenhouse Louvre Vent.

To add extra ventilation into your greenhouse a louvre vent is ideal as this vent draws the air in helping to circulate fresh air around your greenhouse. 26 more words



It’s hardly a London secret as it is known so well, but Kew Gardens is nonetheless one of my favourite spots in the city.  There are so many different views and landscapes within it, and the size of the gardens is so vast that even on a busy day you can get a feeling of peace and seclusion. 64 more words