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Gardens of the Greats

Several philanthropists and other prominent New Zealanders and their gardens are profiled in a new coffee table publication – Gardens of the Greats: Expressions of Extraordinary People.

Queenstown personalities Sir Eion and Lady Jan Edgar and Sir Michael and Lady Christine Hill have been included in the book co-authored by Christine Duthil and Arnaud Daurat, owners of the Auckland’s Branché Landscapes.

“People’s gardens are expressions of who they are and how they see the world. The book grew out of our central belief that a garden is a reflection of our essence, an endless source of inspiration that gives us a sense of belonging, essential to our human nature.”

Others featured, along with their gardens, include social entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery, Sir Miles Warren and arts philanthropists John and Jo Gow.

Gardens of the Greats: Expressions of Extraordinary People is published by Branché Landscapes.