In the Garden - Real Gardeners

Dream job
Keeping the fantasy alive at one of our most popular tourist attractions involves a team of dedicated horticulturists. Sue Linn meets the gardeners at Hobbiton Movie Set.
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A family affair
When Jenny Hamill and her partner William became parents, they decided it was time they had a garden
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A healthy obsession
Sue Linn visits self-confessed gardening junkie, Liz Clark in her thriving city garden.
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A man of all seasons
Liz Light talks to international florist J. Barry Ferguson about the joys of gardening in two very different places - Northland New Zealand and Long Island New York.
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A Taranaki Treasure
Cleo Wood meets industrious Taranaki gardener Mary Dickson, as she prepares to open her garden to thousands of festival visitors for the twenty fifth time!
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Bringing the outdoors in
Adrienne Lorimer has cultivated a number of different gardens over the years, some of them quite large. But when she and husband Duncan moved from Christchurch to sunny Nelson, their vision was clear.
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Common ground
Sarah Thornton discovers that multiple benefits can arise from collaborating with your neighbours.
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Cultivating healthy families
As far as Jade Temepara is concerned, feeding ourselves sustainably is a priority. The young mother of five is committed to helping others learn the basic gardening skills she fears have become lost to a generation of New Zealanders.
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Essential ingredients
When fresh fruit and veges are the order of the day, it makes sense to grow your own. Sue Linn talks to a gardener driven by her desire for top quality food.
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For goodness sake
Like many of her generation, Laura Faire came to gardening via her passion for great food and healthy living. For this professional chef, food writer and television presenter, the garden and kitchen are as one
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Joining Forces
Sue Linn finds out what happens when a gifted garden designer marries a nurseryman
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Living the dream
Sue Linn visits passionate food grower and garden blogger, Sarah O'Neil, in her impressive vegetable garden.
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Raw Delight
Naturopath Meryn Wakelin explains how eating raw plant food has remarkable consequences to our health and wellbeing
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Shades of green
When Bron chooses plants for her garden, flowers are the last thing on her mind. Her colour palette is restricted to shades of green. For this budding garden designer, its all about shape.
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Southern charm
Sue Linn visits Dunedin's Larnach Castle on the windswept Otago Peninsular, and talks to head gardener Fiona Eadie.
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Sunday gardener
It's often said that the busier we are, the more we can accomplish. Sue Linn finds out how Clevedon gardener, Diana Gallagher, finds time for the things that matter most.
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The birds & the bees
Cherie and Brendan Vale confess that when they purchased their lifestyle block in Te Aute a decade ago, they had no idea what shape their garden would take.
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Tilling the hearts of a community
Gardens are created for a number of reasons; some to simply marvel at for their beauty, some to relax in, some to shade and feed us. But there's a garden in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere that has been created to fulfil a different need; the healing of a community.
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Tomorrow's gardeners
Sue Linn visits the Kapiti Coast for a peek behind the scenes of one of the Ellerslie International Flower Show's most popular gardens
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What a gardener wants for Christmas
I hate to seem greedy, but if anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas, here's what's on this gardener's wish list.
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Pure Passion
Sally Brown of Otago is spreading the love of flowers. Sue Linn talks to one of New Zealand's most inspirational young gardeners.
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24-May-2017