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NZ native plants inspire international designers

NZ native plants inspire international designers

Want a cutting-edge garden with a contemporary design? Take your cue from leading international landscape designers and plant New Zealand native trees, says NZ Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan.

“New Zealand native plants are hot property overseas this season, with native cabbage trees and lancewoods stealing the scene at both the Chelsea Flower Show in London and the famous Chaumont garden festival in France.”

“In fact, our fascinating native lancewood, Pseudopanax ferox, is so popular in London that British gardeners are willing to pay up to $1000 for a single tree.”

Hallinan also attended the International Festival of Gardens at Chaumont-sur-Loire in France and says New Zealand flaxes featured in several of the top exhibits.

The July issue of NZ Gardener has coverage of the 100% Pure New Zealand Garden that won a silver-gilt medal at Chelsea, and a plant profile on an Otaki nurseryman who specialises in pseudopanax.

Versatile native plants also feature prominently in the magazine’s South Island Garden of the Month, McCormick House in Picton.

The July issue of NZ Gardener also profiles Canterbury’s Camla Farm apple juice makers, top edible plants for pots, indoor plants for winter colour and Ruud ‘the bugman’ Kleinpaste takes an intimate look at the love lives of slugs and snails.

The July issue of NZ Gardener magazine is on sale from Monday 19 June and retails for $6.50.

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