Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Flower Show transplant to transform Wanganui home

Flower Show transplant to transform Wanganui home

A $40,000 garden complete with masonry walls, plants, furniture, and outdoor fire will be despatched to Wanganui after the Ellerslie International Flower Show.

The garden has been won by Tricia Wells, a client of Visique Wanganui Eyecare, in a competition run by the flower show's lead sponsor, Visique Optometrists. On viewing the garden for the first time at the flower show on Tuesday, Mrs Wells was excited to find that it would be a fitting transformation for her backyard.

The garden, which won a bronze medal at the flower show, was created by leading Christchurch landscape designer Ben McMaster. The design involves clever use of planting and masonry walls to create distinct areas for private relaxation, entertainment, quiet contemplation and visual stimulation. Ben McMaster says the concept is for a "living space outside the home".

Mrs Wells' entry was drawn from thousands received at Visique practices throughout the country, according to Visique general manager Michelle Lawson. "In our first year as sponsor of the flower show, the competition has been a great way to engage our staff and our clients. "

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland