This week on Gardenista, the editors took note of a new wave of new garden design, from the latest plant trend to the bold arrangements of a women-run London studio to an
au naturel beachside courtyard in Auckland, New Zealand. Take note. Above: For the beachside courtyard of a new restaurant at the historic Melanesian Mission building in Auckland, a landscape designer took cues from the traditional bach (pronounced batch), “the simple holiday houses on the north island of New Zealand—very relaxed, and nothing too flashy.” Take a tour of the landscape at Au Naturel in Auckland: A Beachside Courtyard by Jared Lockhart Design (and see the inside of the restaurant at Mission Bay Pavilion: A Modern, Color-Packed Addition to Auckland’s City Beach.) Above: Nell stopped into the East London studio of two on-the-rise women florists (and authors of the new book Wreaths: Fresh, Foraged & Dried Floral Arrangements) for a closer look at some of the more original wreaths and arrangements we’ve seen in a while. Read on at Worm London: ‘Two Girls, a Stack of Books, and Loads of Flowers.’ Above: This just in: Plant swaps are sweeping the nation. Read more about the trending meet-ups where you can get (and give) cuttings and sprouts for free in The New Sharing Economy, Plant Swap Edition. Above: The ultimate garden luxury? Privacy (for intimate dining, lounging, and even bathing out-of-doors). But it doesn’t have to come at a cost: We rounded up 10 Ideas Under $100 to Create Instant Privacy, like these translucent panels (starting from $4.44 at an art supply store) that conceal the outdoor shower at Julie’s house in Mill Valley, California. Photograph by Matthew Williams.
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