"You mean, plants are useful in stormwater systems?" Many decision-makers don't see plants as useful in stormwater systems. Sadly this leads to downplaying plants' role in stormwater mitigation and choosing a pipe instead. By treating water as a resource and designing water into the landscape from the start, all piped networks can be avoided and... 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 →
Crusty Corner has re-opened at last after major renovation. Nigel was there 7.30am for a hot chocolate en route to his nearby landscape project. Lovely spring morning, view toward Dunedin Botanic Garden. Taken by Nigel 28 Sept 2018
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 →
Horse Chestnut flower (Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'), Invermay, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 26 Nov 2017
Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria); cone forming. Invermay, Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel at Invermay Campus, Sun 26 Nov 2017
Ephemeral but beautiful, only flowering for a few days, so all the more worthwhile. White cherry blossom. Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Garrya elliptica or Coast silk tassel at Milton, Otago, NZ; 21 Aug 2017. Native (endemic) to the coastal counties of California from Ventura County to southwestern Oregon. Winter flowering shrub or tree. The male plant is the most showy with long catkins.
Rhododendron 'Chrysomanicum' at the Dunedin Botanic Garden, Sat 26 Aug 2017 Nigel Cowburn | Growplan (2017)
I'm a Landscape Architect based in Dunedin, New Zealand, mainly focused on rural landscape design and working throughout Otago and Southland (further afield by arrangement). I want to help farmers achieve a balance between running their farms at a profit while also achieving good environmental outcomes. I also get involved with other rural design including... Continue Reading →