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Xanthe White
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Xanthe White

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Xanthe White is the lead designer of her studio Xanthe White Design based in both Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. The practise has worked for the last 28 years on projects across the globe including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Isle of Mann, France, Singapore, Japan and China. She has published several books on gardening and landscaping and has been involved in writing, radio and television through the years to communicate the art of gardening in a contemporary context. She is also involved in education teaching in studio classes as well as Masterclasses at an international level. She is also President of the Garden Design Society and a fellow of the organisation as well as an awarded Meritae Alumnae of Baradene.

She lives in Auckland New Zealand with her husband Chris and their children Jacob and Sophie.

Books by Xanthe White

Organic Vegetable Gardening

The bestselling, expert guide to growing your own vegetables organically.

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The Natural Garden

Informative and full of inspiration, this bestselling garden design guide, by award-winning landscape designer Xanthe White, has been revised and refreshed with new material for a contemporary take on the natural garden.

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The Good Dirt

Improving soil health for more successful gardening.

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