Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Escape to the Hills

It seems to be the month for magazine articles! Another one of our gardens features in Trends Outdoor Living and Holiday Home vol 25 No 11 page 28-35 In fact the article on the front cover featured on page 36-41 is also one in which the implementation to our design in nearly complete so watch this space!

Backyard and Garden Design Ideas


One of our works has just been front page of the Backyard & Garden Design Ideas Magazine Issue 11. You can also see more about this garden in our portfolio

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Stainless Steel Wall Art




These funky stainless steel pieces of art are suitable for use both indoors and out. Could be a great way to break up a boring wall of your house or courtyard!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

New Zealand Native Plants

People often ask me for a good plant book on NZ Native plants. This is my native bible and I have been using it since the first print edition so it looks rather tatty now! I find it really accurate and it discusses the use more in a garden environment rather than the natural habitat. My stock standard engagement present! You can purchase this book online at Fishpond

Fencing in Dogs....


Many of our clients have large dogs that need fenced in however a high boundary fence is not always practical or possible. This smart fencing system is not seen at all so offers a great solution to the endless problem!

Indoor Plant Stands






In response to a question from one of my clients questions "I have been looking for a wire plant stand to put in my conservatory. Do you have any suggestions where I might look?"I think that The Complete Gardener is a pretty good place to start....... let me know how you get on Stephanie!

Fashion Showing At Georgie P Studio



Now I'm going slightly off the track here from landscape design but Christina Perriam will be showing her winter fashion range in our studio at Unit D 21 Gordon Rd, Wanaka, this Saturday from 1-5pm. Come along for a glass of wine and to see or purchase her fantastic range or merino garments as seen at our Wanaka Show stall in March this year.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Georgie P is on Facebook!

Check out our facebook page for Georgie P Landscape Architecture and become a fan on our new facebook page

Outdoor Blackboard

Spruce up an empty space or an outdoor play area with an outdoor blackboard. Just as much fun for adults or children and you can encourage friends and family to contribute to a changing artwork! Plywood cube boxes painted with blackboard paint can double as seats and an art canvas and are a bold element to include in your garden.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Adaptable Shade


We often specify these fantastic umbrellas from Shademakers. Because they don't have a centre pole they give much more useable shade area. You can rotate them 360 degrees and tilt them up and down so don't have to chase the shadow they create. They are excellent for over childrens play areas as they are adaptable to different heights and are available in a great range of colours.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

T double L




I just love these Toi Toi outdoor cushions and am seriously thinking about getting them for the office at Georgie P! made from Sunbrella fabric, they are suitable for use outdoors!

Designer Pots





The range of lightweight pots that Bentleigh By Design have on offer are fantastic and what more can be made to a colour of your choice.

Vanilla Design Store


Check out what this Dunedin based website has to offer in the way of outdoor furniture and lots of other little treats............

Where It All Happens......






I know that this isn't quite landscape design but couldn't resist posting some photos of our studio. Where possible, sustainability and nature are major elements of the studio with much of the furniture and art being recycled. Julia Atkinson from 'Studio Home' had some fantastic ideas and ways to incorporate our existing furniture into our new space. Much of the art work and DIY is done by me so it has been a slow process.... but a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Hypertufa......



I promised a client I would search out some concrete look balls and bowls and here they are! At Kapiti Tufa they make all sorts of water features pots and garden art and will even custom design something for you. A lovely way to break up a gravel area or corner of a deck.

Metal Works



I have just had a visit from Metal Works Wanaka, located just around the corner from us here at Georgie P. It is great to see they have joined the world of blogging. I was lucky enough to work with Ernie on a recent sculpture that we designed conceptually for a client of hours and Ernie was able to create our vision for us. They come very highly recommended!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Outdoor Rooms













I have been doing an update of our library and accumulation photos of courtyards we have designed and was rather surprised about how many we have done.......... Here's a few.
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