Suburban oasis

Creating a lush tropical setting in your own back yard is easy when all the hard work has already been done
View of a designed and landscaped garden which arecales, botanical garden, flora, garden, grass, grass family, landscape, landscaping, palm tree, plant, tree, vegetation, brown, yellow
View of a designed and landscaped garden which is a mix of tropical plants, clipped lawns, hedgerows and lighting.

One of the difficulties mere mortals face when looking at a landscape design is visualising the finished product. It looks good on paper, but how can we be certain the result will be something we can live with?

This is very true of tropical landscaping, says Jason Vokes, general manager of Palmco.

"Size especially can be a little hard to comprehend when looking solely at a plan."


View of a designed and landscaped garden which arecales, botanical garden, flora, garden, grass, grass family, landscape, landscaping, palm tree, plant, tree, vegetation, brown, yellow
View of a designed and landscaped garden which is a mix of tropical plants, clipped lawns, hedgerows and lighting.

"That's one of the reasons Palmco was established, so clients can see for themselves how their own tropical garden will look on completion and in years to come."

Situated on 26ha in Kerikeri, Palmco comprises thousands of mature field-grown palms that are sent all around the country for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets.

"Working alongside the nursery is Palmco Landscaping offering a full landscaping service: project management, design, hardscaping, softscaping and maintenance," says Vokes.

View of a designed and landscaped garden which arecales, botanical garden, flora, garden, grass, grass family, landscape, landscaping, palm tree, plant, tree, vegetation, brown, yellow
View of a designed and landscaped garden which is a mix of tropical plants, clipped lawns, hedgerows and lighting.

It is this continued level of dedication that saw Palmco win a Gold award for both the design and construction of its subtropical-themed Balinese Garden at the Ellerslie Flower Show, and more recently, the nursery display garden received Garden of National Significance status from the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

For further information contact Palmco Auckland, 88 Merton Rd, Glen Innes, phone (09) 521 4083, freephone 0800 Big Palm, or visit the website: www.palmco.co.nz.

Mar 11, 2009
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