"My early garden making was much more modest. The first was a little courtyard garden in flats I designed in Dorset Street, Christchurch, in 1956. It had a brick terrace with a long narrow pool on one side and an L-shaped garden on the other. The planting was much influenced by an article in the Architectural Review on architectural plans and included yucca, Agave americana, Macleaya cordata, tobacco Nicotiana, Euphorbia, and one tree, a crab apple, Malus domestica."
Planning is under the expert guidance of landscaper Robert Watson, who, as a trustee of the Ohinetahi Charitable Trust and caretaker of the Warren Trust garden at 65 Cambridge Terrace, is eminently qualified for the task.