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23-24 NOVEMBER 2024


Mt Eden

2022 Garden 13 - Mt Eden


Design Brief

An established formal garden lies hidden on the hillside below Maungawhau/ Mt Eden, created by owner & director of Gardenia Design.  

The verdant sheltered garden complements the 1880 villa, surrounded by majestic old trees, adding to the sense of grandeur on arrival at the garden.  

Striking King ferns, nikau, blechnum silver lady and ligularia embellish the path leading to the front of the house where the pool, designed by Shafer Design, sits perched with fabulous views out to the West, framed by clipped hedging and lush lawns.

Design: Rachel Thomson, Gardenia Design

Pool: Shafer Design; Installation Frontier pools

Maintenance: Owner, The Dept of Doing, Head Gardener (an amazing company who look after the big hedges & do the hard jobs) and Doug at Lawn Mastery.

Head Gardener 

Jade Vatselias

Lawn Mastery Ltd

Doug Whimp