In The Media

Read about our various gardens & owners featured in the media, plus interviews and garden design tips from Rach Matthews. 

Where The Heart Is

Where The Heart Is

NZ House & Garden and www.stuff.co.nz, 2020 There’s no place like Kelburn for these US expats.

Building to Perfection

Building to Perfection

Homed on www.stuff.co.nz, 2020 The story behind the Wellington house that's only getting better with age

DIY Garden Design

DIY Garden Design

Create Your Own Dream Garden NZ Gardener, Special Edition 2019 The days when vege patches were hidden down the back of the garden are over, and about time too!

Go Potty to add Garden Style

Go Potty to add Garden Style

DomPost 2019 Adding colour to an outdoor space is like decorating indoors,

Garden Expert: Rachael Matthews

Garden Expert: Rachael Matthews

NZ House & Garden and www.stuff.co.nz, 2017 How to turn city plots into peaceful, leafy sanctuaries

My neighbours can see me ...

My neighbours can see me ...

OneRoof, NZ Herald 2019 Backyards have shrunk but the population has increased.

How to add Pops of Colour

How to add Pops of Colour

DomPost, 2018 Adding colour to an outdoor space is like decorating indoors,

Layered Loveliness

Layered Loveliness

NZ House & Garden and www.stuff.co.nz, 2016 A bare, sloping Wellington yard becomes a  multi-tiered, family-friendly playground

Great Gardens

Great Gardens

Master Builders House of the Year 2016

Modern Charm

Modern Charm

NZ House & Garden and www.stuff.co.nz, 2016 A contemporary Wellington garden accommodates kids and dogs but keeps its old world feel

Pruning Made Easy

Pruning Made Easy

NZ Gardener, Special Edition 2016 The ancient arts of topiary and bonsai take a little time and skill to master but the end result gives a definite garden wow factor.

Balcony Design Tips

Balcony Design Tips

Homed www.stuff.co.nz 2018 Making the most of your small balcony

Small But Perfectly Formed Gardens

Small But Perfectly Formed Gardens

Your Weekend, 2015 Who says you need to have loads of space to have a good garden. These compact gardens prove you can fit almost anything into an outdoor space if you are clever

Designing Small Spaces

Designing Small Spaces

NZ House & Garden, Collectors Edition, 2015 Compact living, clever downsizing, and tiny abodes with style

Surprise & Delight

Surprise & Delight

NZ House & Garden, 2015 A happy surprise saw a Wellington couple swap a large country property for an elegant courtyard garden

Close Connection

Close Connection

NZ House & Garden, 2013 Designed for a green-thumbed owner by her daughter-in-law, the Wellington apartment garden is living proof of the power of collaboration

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

Smart Ways with Small Gardens NZ House & Garden, 2013 When gardens are small, you need to make the most of every corner; ideas must be creative and the execution flawless

Recycled Magic

Recycled Magic

Weekend Gardener, 2013 Rachel Vogan takes in the highlights of this year at the Ellerslie International Flower Show

Wellingtonians Ecstatic Over Wins

Wellingtonians Ecstatic Over Wins

The DomPost, 2013 Rachel Vogan takes in the highlights of this year at the Ellerslie International Flower Show

Auckland Scoops Title

Auckland Scoops Title

CCC Media Release, 2013 Auckland, the City of Sails has wowed the judges of the Zealandia National Flower Bed competition with their themed flower garden

Rescue Remedy

Rescue Remedy

NZ House & Garden, 2012 A former Wellington student flat is restored in grand style complete with a man cave

Open Season:

Open Season:

Trends & Tips for Challenging Sites NZ House & Garden, 2012 Summer is on its way – it’s time to make your great outdoors even greater. We reveal the latest alfresco trends and a line-up of local landscape design experts offer ideas for handling challenging sites

Rachael Matthews Wins Gold

Rachael Matthews Wins Gold

... and Emerging Designer of the Year www.landscapedesign.co.nz, 2012 Wellington designer Rachael Matthews has received two gongs at this year’s Ellerslie International Flower show in Christchurch

Back to the Land

Back to the Land

A Year of Country Living Lynda Hallinan, 2012 With characteristic wit and good humour, gardening guru Lynda Hallinan shares a full year of her gardening exploits, including judging at the Ellerslie International Flower Show

Out of the Silt of Hagley Park

Out of the Silt of Hagley Park

Arises a New Flower Show Xanthe White, The Listener, 2012 Although the top designers take away glittering medals, the best prizes in the Ellerslie International Flower Show are the innovative ideas throughout the event for gardeners to adopt

Hot Design Highlights

Hot Design Highlights

From The Ellerslie Flower Show NZ Gardener, 2012 With 21 exhibition gardens, seven Victorian flower beds and 1000 hanging baskets, Ellerslie was back to its blooming best this year. Jo McCarroll checked out the highlights at Hagley Park

Green Fingers Turn Gold

Green Fingers Turn Gold

www.stuff.co.nz, 2012 A Kelburn woman's green fingers and design skills won her a gold award at the Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch this month

Hedge Fun

Hedge Fun

Role Models not Super Models Next Magazine, 2010 A lawyer reshapes her life with a pair of hedge trimmers

Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design Workshop

Your Home & Garden, 2012 Ever wondered how the experts create a gorgeous garden? Rachael Matthews shows you how

Kelburn Beauty

Kelburn Beauty

A Garden Design Case Study www.landscapedesign.co.nz, 2011 Rachael from HEDGE Garden Design & Nursery takes us through a recently completed garden renovation project close to home

Camellias & Other Garden Darlings

Camellias & Other Garden Darlings

www.landscapedesign.co.nz, 2011 Rach from HEDGE Garden Design & Nursery reveals her favourite plants, trees and flowers

Garden of Innovation

Garden of Innovation

City Life Wellington, 2010 The newest creation adorning the Botanic Gardens gives homage to Maori koru designs and is a nod to Wellington's creative community

Small & Perfectly Formal

Small & Perfectly Formal

The Dominion Post, 2010 When it comes to formal, black can work as well in a garden as on a tie

Topiary on Top

Topiary on Top

The Dominion Post, 2009 Home-made Ivy balls are a cost effective way to add style outside

Show & Sell

Show & Sell

The Dominion Post, 2006 When your garden is also your shop window, it has to look its best at all times

The Jewels in our Ground

The Jewels in our Ground

The Dominion Post, 2006 The winner of the competition to design a very public section of Wellington Botanic Garden explains her vision

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