A taniwha in the garden
Living willow sculptures can add fun, exploration and even legendary creatures to a garden, as Jen Rodgers discovers during a project at Warrington School, north of Dunedin.
Tucked down the back of the school, past the swimming pool, is a little white gate. It leads to a garden, with the seasonal delights of shiny blackcurrants, native flaxes reaching for the clouds, trees with delicious purple-skinned plums, and a huge bed of garlic.
But the main character of this story is an unusual garden feature that was born a year ago.