Getting it right at home, tips on garden design

Friday 3 August 2012, 12:28PM
By Taranaki Regional Council


Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas or want to embellish an established garden, you’ll find plenty of inspiration at a free garden design workshop at Hollard Gardens on Sunday (12 August).

We all enjoy visiting other people’s gardens but the most pleasure is often gained from working or relaxing in our own garden, or sharing it with family and friends.

The workshop will show you how to create or improve the layout of your garden that will work both practically and aesthetically. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their gardens for discussion on possibilities for improvement.

Sunday’s workshop will run from 2 pm to 4 pm and will be led by Greg Rine, Regional Gardens Manager. It is part of a year-round programme of free events at Hollard Gardens, Pukeiti and Tupare, the three heritage gardens owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.

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