Ian Spellerberg is a professor of nature conservation, the director of the Isaac Center for Nature Conservation at Lincoln University, and the former president of the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Michele Frey is a recreation and environmental planning consultant. John Maillard is the program leader of photography and multimedia at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
"Magnificently illustrated ... this is compulsory and pleasurable perusing for anyone interested in contemporary landscape design." --Rosemary Smith, Southland Times "There are native planting tips aplenty in this collection of essays from top New Zealand landscape designers." --Sarah Lang, North and South Magazine