Living Rooms


Tristan’s story

WITH DEEP ROOTS IN GARDENING and Taranaki, Living Rooms creator Tristan Cave is a well-travelled landscape designer. Always with his hands in the soil, Tristan has worked around New Zealand and overseas. In England, he gained valuable knowledge as a hard landscaper’s labourer. “I travelled around London working on big exciting projects that went on forever.” 

He’s also spent time in Europe, Canada and Thailand and on his return to Taranaki worked for Duncan & Davies for five years. He started his own business Cave Landscapes in the early 2000s. Like the plants he works with, Tristan never stops growing. He’s always seeking new ways of creating gardens, believes in re-using, recycling and being water wise, and thrives on visiting garden shows and attending landscape conferences.

He hopes the Living Rooms installation will show people how they can create something special in a small space. Supported by the TSB Community Trust, this project will be available for the whole family to enjoy for free during the 31st garden festival. Please join us at the launch of Living Rooms to hear Tristan talk about his landscape design inspiration.

Launch Details
DATE Thurs, Oct 25, 5.30pm 
VENUE Band Room Lawns, off Rogan St, New Plymouth
BOOKINGS  Festival office, Cnrs Brougham & Powderham Sts New Plymouth, P 06 759 8412.
Bookings essential, limited numbers

Living Rooms will be available to view 9am - 5-.30pm during the festival. 

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