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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775010
  • Imprint: RHNZ Godwit
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $55.00

In the Company of Gardeners

Inspirational Gardens and Inspired Gardeners of New Zealand



Magnificent gardens of different types from all around New Zealand, with entertaining stories on their origin, inspiration and development - all stunningly photographed.

From lush regenerating native bush, through formal gardens and heritage fruit trees, to community gardens and a dry garden in Central Otago, there is a place here to inspire everyone. The stories of their inspirational founders and developers are told simply and informatively, and bring the gardens to life.

Located from Butler Point, across the harbour from Mangonui in Aotearoa’s far north, down to Central Otago and Southland, the varying terrains and climates affect which plants flourish, and the exchange of ideas between the gardeners keep things vibrant and ever-changing.Several of the gardens have been developed by siblings, partners or families, all drawing strength and ideas from each other.

After reading this book you won't know which urge is stronger - to get outside and do some gardening, or plan a tour of inspirational gardens of New Zealand.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775010
  • Imprint: RHNZ Godwit
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $55.00

About the authors

Juliet Nicholas

Juliet Nicholas was given a camera by her parents at the age of seven, sparking a lifelong fascination with photography. Over the past 30 years her photography has featured regularly in New Zealand's leading lifestyle magazines and she has worked on several books, including The Quake Year by Fiona Farrell. Living and working in Christchurch, Juliet has had first-hand experience of the recent earthquakes, and has felt compelled to record their impact on her city since the first one struck in September 2010.

When she is not working, Juliet can be found tending her garden or escaping to the wilderness of Stewart Island, where she delights in tramping, fishing and enjoying the bounty of the great outdoors.

Sue Allison

Sue Allison is an award-winning journalist with a background in social anthropology. She contributes to a range of magazines and has written five books. When not writing about other people’s gardens, she is likely to be found in her own.

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