Latitude Magazine

INTRODUCIN­G SECRET GARDENS

WORDS Kim Newth

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Ever wanted to have a peek over the fence into someone else’s amazing garden? Christchur­ch gardener Jane Mahoney’s new website – Secret Gardens – makes it easy to experience many of New Zealand’s most inspiring green spaces. Taking a leaf out of sites like Airbnb, Secret Gardens enables passionate gardeners to run a micro-tourism venture in their own backyard. Visitors can use the website to book a visit or workshop and 10 per cent of the booking is donated to a gardening-based charity. Gardens waiting to be explored include compact city sanctuarie­s to kitchen gardens, dahlia collection­s, native gardens, food forests, flower farms and lifestyle properties. All the gardeners have different skills, passions and specialisa­tions and are keen to share their gardening knowledge with others. This venture has grown out of Jane’s love of gardening, time spent thinking about why it was important to her and wanting to create a connected community. secretgard­ens.co.nz

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