Native By Design


In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand’s top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom on the subject of landscaping with native plants.

These personal narratives showcase some of our country’s most beautiful outdoor environments, from private gardens to public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, even farmland.

Editors Ian Spellerberg and Michele Frey, and photographer John Maillard were the same team behind the 2008 publication Living with Natives: New Zealanders talk about their love of native plants.Once again, John’s stunning photographs capture the uniqueness and splendour of each location, from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south.

Contributors include Dennis Scott, Alan Titchener, Xanthe White and many other landscape architects and garden designers who spend their lives transforming featureless blocks of land into welcoming spaces, evoking the special character of New Zealand. In this book they communicate their vision and passion, their experiences – good and bad, and the things they have learned the hard way. Let their experience help guide you in creating a native haven in your own back yard.

SKU: 9781877257957