Author(s): Suzanne Turley; Thomas Cannings (Editor)
Suzanne Turley is one of New Zealand's most sought-after landscape designers. Across her 30-year career, from her Auckland studio, she has crafted some of the country's most prestigious gardens. Today, Suzanne works with young Italian landscape architect Ermanno Cattaneo; with their combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, they are pushing the boundaries of contemporary landscape design and architecture in New Zealand. Their work is found the length and breadth of this picturesque country - from the benign Pacific beaches in the north to the volcanic fields of New Zealand's most populous city, alongside coastal cliffs or deep, strong rivers, set against a tapestry of bush or the breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps. Showcasing 12 of Suzanne Turley Landscapes' stand-out private gardens from around Aotearoa, this book offers insights into both the design concept and planting plan of each project, as well as the approach to the location and client brief. Private Gardens of Aotearoa is both a visual bible of cutting-edge landscape design and a travelogue of a country feted for the magnificence of its natural features.