Editorial Introduction

James Beattie I have just dug over the vegetable garden for the first time since Winter’s arrival. Abundant crops of lemons and mandarins ripen nicely on our citrus trees. The weather, although frosty, has been bright and clear. And I am eyeing up our hedge for...

REVIEW ARTICLE: Thomas Mawson: Life, Gardens and Landscapes

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REVIEW: The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art

Christopher Johnstone, The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art, Godwit, Auckland, 2008, pp. 272, ISBN: 978 1 86962 141 4 (hbk.). James Beattie Christopher Johnstone’s The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art is a beautifully produced book that should appeal to lovers of...