garden

By GUY WILLIAMS About 7000 daffodil bulbs will be planted in Lake Hayes Estate’s Nerin Square at community working bees over the next two Sundays. The community initiative has crowdfunded about $1500 to buy the first batch, which is being bolstered...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A luxury home and luxuriant garden in rural Queenstown’s Birchwood Road’s on the market for $7 million-plus. The garden — familiar to those patronising ‘Twilight Opera’ concerts over the past two years — was recently recognised as a...

Exploring floral fantasies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Owners of some of the most beautiful and award-winning local gardens are throwing open their gates for this month’s popular Wakatipu Plunket Garden Tour. The November 29 self-drive tour allows ticket-holders to leisurely check out eight local gardens, including old...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Otago Regional Council’s investigating a major sewage spill into Lake Wakatipu last Friday. It’s believed tens of thousands of litres of raw, untreated sewage poured into the lake after a bung ‘‘let go’’ in a pipeline above the Frankton...
You could say Mike Henry hasn't let the grass grow under his feet during his retirement. The former South African, who likens his hobby to a disease, has created an extraordinary garden out of former Queenstown farmland. He takes a wander with Philip Chandler Talk about growing...
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