Royal Welcome for NZ Flora
The largest collection of NZ native plants in the UK has opened at the Savill Garden, near Windsor Castle in Surrey. The NZ Garden in Great Windsor Park was officially opened by the Duke of York on April 27, to commemorate the Savill Garden’s 75th anniversary. “New Zealand is very honoured to be the only country with a garden all to itself in Great Windsor Park,” said Bronwen Chang, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand. The garden was designed by top NZ landscape architect, Sam Martin, together with the head of the Savill Garden, Harvey Stevens. Martin’s winning design mimics the undulating roof of the Savill Building and features over a thousand different tussock grasses, cabbage palms and silver-leaved astelias. Originally from Canterbury, Martin now runs his own landscape design practice in Battersea, London. His work was recently profiled in The English Garden magazine.