Small And Beautiful Urbis Landscape Feb-Apr 2007, Issue 11

"This compact Parnell garden is a haven of relaxation in more ways than one.

A few years ago the owners of a stylish apartment in Parnell, Auckland, presented Damian Wendelborn of Urbanite with the challenge of creating a sanctuary outside their new home. In typical contemporary fashion, it doubles as a workplace, with the bottom floor containing the consulting rooms for an interactive healing practice.

The brief was to "create a pleasant area both to look out on from the consulting rooms and somewhere clients could relax as they waited."

…"As a designer you develop a plant palette you know will work"… here a mixture of natives and shade-tolerant subtropicals has been extremely successful."