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Rachael Matthews

Creating Beautiful Gardens with Structure and Style

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 9.00am-11.00am $50

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 9.00am-11.00am $50

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This year we’re thrilled to be bringing back the super-popular Rachael Matthews, owner and director of Hedge Garden Design & Nursery in Wellington.

Rachael invites you on a garden-making journey, drawing on her own designs as well as those of beautiful gardens around the world. “We’ll explore what makes for a beautiful garden that connects with people, gives pleasure, and is relaxing and enjoyable,” she says. In the second part of the workshop, Rachael will share practical tips on how to prune and train topiaries.

With degrees in law and commerce, Rachael worked previously in corporate and business management roles. After starting a family, she traded in her high heels for steel-capped boots, and gained a Certificate in Landscape Construction from Weltec. She has been working as a designer and grower for fifteen years, and her new career has seen her win several awards for her gardens, including planting design awards from the Wellington Botanic Gardens, gold medals and an Emerging Designer of the Year award from the Ellerslie International Flower Show, and Best Customer Service awards from Houzz (a website and online community focussing on house and garden design). She has a popular following on social media and has had several gardens published in NZ House & Garden magazine.

 

 

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