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.  

Above: Kora Tilyard, Leilani Turoa, Max Cadden and (at front) Ryder Aimes, all of Warrington School
Photos: Sinead Jenkins, www.sineadjenkins.com
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