Designed for the wind
— Khandallah, Wellington
This design combines native trees and under-planting with flowering perennials and other exotics that respond beautifully to the wind, creating beautiful, dappled light and providing interest throughout the year.
A tōtara hedge delineates the entry path from the driveway guiding guests to the front door. Stands of white bark birch and manatu, our native ribbonwood, are planted either side of the front fence to help blur the lines between public and private space.
The view from the kitchen and dining space is composed as a picture window looking out to a garden with a woodland feel which includes a mix of textural natives and perennials set beneath specimen Japanese maple trees.
Chionochloa flavicans, Podocarpus totara, Muehlenbeckia astonii, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Betula pendula ‘Alba’, Anemone x hybrida, Euphorbia wulfenii, Centranthus ruber ‘Alber’, Soleirolia soleirolii, Hakenachloa aurea, Alchemilla mollis, Hosta ‘Aspen Gold’, Acer ‘Shidara Gold’, Alectryon excelsus,