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Secret Gardens of Aotearoa - Jane Mahoney

Secret Gardens of Aotearoa - Jane Mahoney


From a hidden suburban food forest to a flower farm to an organic vegetable patch to a large station garden, each is described in detail, along with their owners' challenges and delights.

The gardens have been selected for their diversity in style and for the humble, passionate home gardeners who planted them. These growers have developed a wealth of knowledge over their lifetimes and have generously contributed their practical advice and wisdom.

Though each garden is so different, they all embody the values of sustainable gardening practices, of tuning in and learning through observation, of kaitiaki and of knowledge sharing.

Gardens includes:

Ngā Kaupeka,  Forrest Hill, Auckland

Crosshill Garden, Lake Hawea, Central Otago

Hakea, Raglan

Violet's Garden, Dunedin

Wellington Garden, Stokes Valley

Birch Hill Flower Farm, North Canterbury

Cornwall Pocket Farm, Auckland

Texture Garden, Taradale, Napier

Greenhills Paradise, Coromandel

Bush Retreat, Wellington

The Little Insect Farm, Taranaki

Fantail and Flax, Bay of Plenty