Dunedin Botanic Garden has just updated a bed in one of their NZ native plant areas. Walking by quickly one could think "another bedding display" ... bedding display!? ... with NZ natives? I walk through this garden monthly and was surprised and happy to see this new direction - NZ is a bit shy when... Continue Reading →
This post is all about trees in the landscape. It includes a variety of trees that Nigel's photographed in the UK and New Zealand. I've put it together in response to Leya's Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #50 - Trees with a focus on landscape because Nigel is a NZ-based landscape architect. --Ms. Liz, Exploring Colour All... Continue Reading →
This post is part two of an overview of five contemporary NZ landscape artists, who provided works for 'New Perspectives on Landscape' which has been touring the South Island, culminating in a show at eastern southland gallery Fiona Van Oyen Hannah Joynt (link to Hannah's pastels webpage) Sue Pearce Miranda Joseph Robyn Bardas Each artist challenges... Continue Reading →
Travelling a back road today between the Otuparaoa and Blue Mountains I came across a moa. Normally flighty and hard to capture, this one was wired and I was able to get her photo before she thundered off toward the Umbrella Mountains.
Mortal Remains (sea-eroded brick and mortar). Walking along Fortrose beach today, seemingly the middle of nowhere and found some richly coloured brick fragments scattered on the beach. Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 05 Aug 2018.
An article newly published in Business South about Nigel's work as a Landscape Architect and his company Growplan - you can read it by clicking on the link below which will open up a PDF of the article. Nigel - happy making plans for spaces | by Richard Loader businesssouth Volume 26 Issue 3, page... Continue Reading →
In lowest Princes Street Dunedin lies the Wolf at the Door, a refuge from monoculture, respite from Late-Capitalism and communal hub. Great coffee and the best scrambled eggs in the Universe. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE This area bounded by Stafford, Jetty and Hope streets and centred on The Wolf is liminal, a... Continue Reading →
It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →