Kōrero: Landscape architecture

Alfred Buxton garden at Wharanui, around 1909

Alfred Buxton was New Zealand's leading garden designer in the first few decades of the 20th century. His firm undertook large-scale projects for wealthy farmers and urban professionals, and also did work for local councils. He designed the grounds of 'Wharanui', the rural Marlborough property of Charles Murray, in 1909. The curved entrance drive, pond and built structures are characteristic of Buxton's approach to garden design.  

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Alexander Turnbull Library, R. P. Moore Collection
Reference: Pan-1644-F
Photograph by Robert Percy Moore

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Landscape architecture - Garden design and landscaping, 19th and early 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/42898/alfred-buxton-garden-at-wharanui-around-1909 (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 26 Mar 2015