A collection of 44 personal narratives from well-known New Zealand politicians, artists, academics, farmers, and business people, this informative and often moving gardening book records the success and failures of individuals that have an unwavering love for their native flora. Whether in a private garden, a corporate planting, an eco-restoration area, or a neighborhood scheme, each story describes the beauty, tranquility, and satisfaction of restoring an aspect of New Zealand’s indigenous environment. Personal gardening tips on growing native plants are provided as well as beautiful color photographs of each individual in his or her garden.
About the Author
Ian Spellerberg is a professor of nature conservation and the director of the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation at Lincoln University. He is president of the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Michele Frey is an environmental- and recreational-planning consultant. John Maillard is the program leader of photography and multimedia at Christchurch Institute Polytechnic of Technology. He has been a photographer in USA, Britain, and Africa for more than two decades.