Unmiss-A-Bull

Nigel came across this splendid bull sculpture in a field by the road when he was in the South Catlins on a work trip recently. The bull is life-size or bigger and constructed in Corten steel. In a conversation with the owners Nigel found the bull provides more than just artistic interest in a farm... Continue Reading →

Wanaka Show 01

At the end of Day One Nigel moved his Growplan tent and display to Site N14. If you visit the Wanaka Show on Sat March 13, please drop by Site N14 where Nigel's on hand to chat about landscape design and planning. There are also detailed information displays to see. Growplan site photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Wanaka Show 2021

Nigel will be at the 2021 Wanaka A&P ShowFriday and Saturday, 12-13 March.Growplan has a new site this year >> Site H3 Now N14(livestock and show ring area, near Gate 7) Keen to talk landscape design and planning for large projects!

Growplan in Lawrence

Today Covid alert Level 2 from 6am meant a local event was cancelled where Nigel was to have a display for Growplan. The car was already packed so he headed to Lawrence and set up in the main street! Had some good conversations. Lawrence, Clutha District, New Zealand. N.B. Wanaka A&P Show 12-13 March 2021.... Continue Reading →

Drawing with a Digger

Tuesday morning I was working in my office when a call came in, "we've got a digger for a couple of days, can you pop up this afternoon?" I knew there was something in the works for this farm but with Covid-19 everything had been on hold. At Level 2 when a call comes in... Continue Reading →

Another day in my office

Southern sunshine in Southland on Wednesday. Driving through dense morning fog these sunflowers jumped out at me. I didn't think the fog would lift but it did a couple of hours later ... here's the result, a fine view from the property I was visiting at Otama. Photos taken by Nigel; Growplan (2020)

Moa sighted near Otuparaoa

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.

Nigel Making Plans For Spaces

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 →

Waxing Wisterical

I keep driving past this old ruined farmhouse near Milton in South Otago, New Zealand.  Early this month I was able to stop and take a look. With the wisteria in bloom, it really does draw one in to an earlier time. The people are gone The plant is still there The plant is the... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Part II – Nature’s Rights

Does sustainability mean anything in a business context, or is it just another overused catchword like prefixing all pronouncements with 'Green'?  Our technical culture enables us to borrow from other times and places. This is often couched in weasel words; instead we should say what we mean and hold business and the state to the same... Continue Reading →

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