Lake Wakatipu garden wins supreme landscaping award

A distinctly Lake Wakatipu landscape, which embraces native planting and supports regional wildlife, has received the supreme award at the New Zealand Landscapes of Distinction Awards.

The awards were handed out in Auckland on Saturday night and the garden on a Mt Creighton residence won the top award.

The back garden was created by Eco-friendly Therapy, a Christchurch layout and landscaping organization.

The sustainable venture involves 98% indigenous planting and was titled “Bob’s Cove Retreat”. It was praised by the judging panel as a harmonious room alongside Lake Wakatipu, with a robust link and contribution to the broader natural environment.

“It is perched on a sloping internet site, with many soil forms, shifting h2o classes and is matter to the two animal and plant pest species. The task embodies strong environmental procedures such as eco-sourcing, pest management, reuse of on-web page assets, h2o administration and customer schooling,” the judges reported.

“A lot of of the natives planted on the web page are eco-sourced seeds from the community place, mulch was sourced from regionally wind-felled trees and cut-down exotic species were left on web-site to rot away.

“Through the progress procedure, the client has turn into an eco-warrior, with a wonderful desire to keep on the pest weed clear-up on the adjoining Te Papa Atawhai (Division of Conservation) land. The proprietor has turn into so invested in the yard and its relationship to the broader landscape close to it that he is now dedicated to clearing lots of exotic weeds from the bordering Doc land and river edges.”

Inexperienced Remedy owner Bryce Coulter stated Bob’s Cove Retreat was a exclusive undertaking because of to the intense climate circumstances so hardiness and plant species assortment had been important to results.

Arrowtown landscaping business enterprise Kate Campbell Gardens also received a person of the elite New Zealand Landscapes of Distinction Awards for her function on The Elms, Lake Hayes Residences.

The project gained the premier award for garden administration/routine maintenance and a gold medal in the residential venture back garden management/routine maintenance for properties of extra than 400sqm.

The Elms’ gardens, which were being intended by Suzanne Turley, are on a steep north-dealing with slope that has uninterrupted sights of Lake Hayes and the mountains past. The gardens are formed around three flats. The gardens sympathetically complement a historic Ulmus glabra — a horizontal elm in the official typical entrance with layers of evergreen hedging, back again planted with shrubs and more trees.

Additional than 130 jobs from close to the state ended up entered into the Landscapes of Difference Awards. Award-profitable jobs symbolize the major echelon of landscaping design and style and development in the state.

Entries were being 50% up on very last year.

Other Otago enterprises to win awards have been: Style + Yard Landscapes, Diva Landscapes, Inexperienced Therapy, Kate Campbell Gardens, Lakes Landscapes, Normal Habitats and Neville Stewart Landscaping.

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