Auckland International Flower Show GOLD Award Winner
GOLD for Design
SILVER for Lighting
Bronze for Construction
BEST IN SHOW FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Designed & Project Manged by Angelique Lambermon
With Thanks also to:
Manukau City Council
Mahurangi Technical Institute
Supertrees Fruit Trees
Antipodian Vegetable Growers
Meat & 2 Veg BRIEF
This garden has been designed and built to promote what can be achieved within a small space in a kiwi backyard to enrich the lives of the residence through food production and a sense of personal achievement, while also contributing to the greater good. This garden will enrich the immediate environment, the surrounding ecosystem and contribute to a more sustainable world.
The garden could be part of a larger landscape or be the only available space. It shows what can be achieved within a small area and is designed to broaden the mind and encourage thought and innovation as to what can be produced within a small garden, while still paying careful attention to the environment and what effects man is having on it.
This garden has been designed to experiment with organic, sustainable practices including dense companion planting to assist in repelling insect and pest attack. Raising all vegetable plants from seed and recycling household and garden waste through composting and the bokashi unit will lower household costs and assist with reducing the carbon foot print created by the residence and other modern day activities.
The beehives not only provide honey for the family, but help with crop production within the garden and contribute to the neighbouring ecosystem.
The eel tank has captured the essence of a traditional type water feature but shows with thought and innovative thinking that this too can be turned into a fresh food production unit for the family and a valuable source of nutrients from the waste to be returned back into the environment.
Through the use of recycled and sustainable timbers it has added to the strength of the design. These structures enable the ability for future expansion or change.
The Meat & 2 Veg Kiwi Backyard garden has been designed and implemented embracing a new design realm within the sustainable landscape.
To learn about sustainable landscapes click here. If you would like a sustainable kiwi back garden give Angelique a call on 0275197108 or send her an email here.