Living Rooms Landscape Design Project

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With Tristan Cave




 Expect to be immersed in and inspired by the possibilities of outdoor living presented in these Living Rooms. The active garden has minimal planting, but has a sandpit, lawn with a mini-putt, graffiti mural, colourful Perspex screens, turf cubes to sit on, raised beds and a shade sail. T’S TIME TO BE WOWED by two extremely different gardens created by landscape designer Tristan Cave. The Taranaki man has been commissioned to form an “active garden” for the busy city family and a “resting garden” for plant lovers in a space beside Pukekura Park in New Plymouth.

In contrast, the resting garden is a tranquil place teeming with plants. Around a circular seating area, you’ll discover trees green with spring growth, hostas, ferns, flowering perennials, deciduous azaleas, Japanese maples, miniature red-hot pokers and a tulip centre piece. “I envisage this as a plant collectors’ paradise,” Tristan says.

DATE Fri 26 Oct–Sun 4 Nov, 9am - 5.30pm. 
VENUE Band Room Lawns, off Rogan St, New Plymouth

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