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An iconic landscape is achieved by blurring the lines between man and nature
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A view of some landsaping by Bridgeford Landscapes.

New Zealand's native plants have historically played the role of poor cousin in landscape design. However, our local flora is experiencing a well-deserved renaissance at present as homeowners and designers search for a quintessentially Kiwi style.

For the Christchurch home featured on this page, the free-flowing landscaping a joint effort between designer John Marsh Landscape Architects and landscape contractor Bridgeford Landscapes is a counterpoint to the formal lines of the house. Yet the use of like elements brings the two schemes together, says Carl Smith, owner of Bridgeford Landscapes.


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A view of some landsaping by Bridgeford Landscapes.

"Effective use of natives and careful rock placement has enhanced the natural feel, while the coloured concrete and natural stone paving by Stoneworks has created an outdoor space that is both usable and enjoyable," says Smith.

The glass and steel pool fence ensures compliance without sacrificing the design, allowing a seamless transition between the built and natural environments.

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A view of some landsaping by Bridgeford Landscapes.

Established in 1973, Bridgeford Landscapes specialises in client-orientated projects from concept to realisation, often incorporating water in natural looking settings that improve with time. The Christchurch project won gold and silver at the recent Landscape Industries Association of NZ (LIANZ) awards.

For more information, contact Bridgeford Landscapes, 35 Shalamar Dr, Christchurch, phone (03) 332 8041, mobile 021 660 121, fax (03) 332 8025. Email: bridgefordlandscapes@xtra.co.nz.

Mar 31, 2007
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