Built on - and out of - volcanic rock

— Mount Eden, Auckland

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The design of this garden has a duality to it. The exterior speaks to the streetscape and the architecture both new and old. An eclectic blend of flowers and natives acknowledge both the historical landscape and the colonial imprint. Directional patterns in the paving draws angles from the architecture to gently slip through the planting. The rear of the garden unravels from the courtyard to gently contour and flow over the natural levels of the lava extending to views of the maunga.

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This is a gardeners garden rich with native plantings, productive trees and seasonal colour, as well as a vegetable garden made from volcanic stone that came out of the site during the build. This garden is a gentle touch, working to blur boundaries to create private but expanding views to the beyond.

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PROJECT DETAILS

Key Plants

Alstromeria ‘Mona Lisa’, Clianthus puniceus (Kōwhai-ngutu-kākā), Convovulous maurtianicas, Entelea arborescans (Whau), Epidendrum radicans, Eschlolzia californica, Isotoma fluviatilis, Libertia ‘Grasshopper’ (Mikoikoi), Lobelia angulata (Panakenake), Myostidium hotensia (Kopakopa),

Date

Completed: 2017

Location

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)
Auckland
New Zealand

Architects

Guy Tarrant

Construction

Ash Berendt

Xanthe White Design

Photography

Carme Aguayo

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