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3 Month On – for small businesses and all of NZ!

By | 2021-10-21T12:22:58+00:00 October 21st, 2021|Blog|

There is no doubt that the financial year for 2021 is looking pretty grim for small businesses right now. One quarter spent recovering from lockdowns, one quarter in lockdown and another quarter while the whole country, no doubt, has a long holiday during the Xmas period. So let's forget about doing business right now [...]

The Age Of Nature

By | 2021-01-14T13:06:17+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Blog|

The Industrial Age and Information Age are finally being replaced with a last call to humanity, the Age of Nature.   Whether we chose to act swiftly or delay, will determine the fate of our history. Some say it is too late already. Human optimism, determination and ingenuity are our only weapons now. For [...]

Brian on the Brain

By | 2020-12-25T13:07:42+00:00 December 25th, 2020|Blog|

Brian Cox in and on the brain As the horrors of 2020 fade, I am left with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart thanks to Brain Cox who has been much on my mind recently. If, from the far reaches of the garden I hear his mellifluous voice, I drop [...]

Deep Ecology for the 21st Century – the need for a new school of ethics

By | 2020-07-22T10:31:38+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Having just read Deep Ecology for the 21st Century - edited by George Sessions, I thought I would share a couple of items that jumped out at me. "To achieve a viable human-earth community, a new legal system must take as its primary task, to articulate the conditions for the integral functioning of the [...]

Worlds largest soil based vertical garden goes up on Auckland waterfront

By | 2020-05-28T13:22:01+00:00 May 3rd, 2020|Latest News|

Hanging Gardens of New Zealand was awarded the Ports of Auckland contract for the installation of the largest vertical garden of its kind in the world, on the new car-handling building on Auckland’s waterfront. Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “This vertical garden  is one of the design features of this new [...]

Hanging Gardens – Helping the planet and the people

By | 2020-04-05T12:34:32+00:00 April 5th, 2020|Blog|

From our very beginning 8 years ago, Hanging Gardens has focused on how we can create sustainable and beautiful environments for the benefit of people and the planet.  We hope we can inspire you to do things differently! Hanging Gardens started 8 years ago when I could not find a single DIY vertical garden [...]

The benefits of a global pause

By | 2020-03-24T16:14:12+00:00 March 24th, 2020|Blog|

I know that there are a lot of people active in the green economy, who have been flat out for months.  Six months, years or more.   So I have to admit that today, I did not feel guilt walking my dogs on a deserted beach.  A little global pause feels good! In Venice, the [...]

Growing Veges

By | 2020-01-20T15:02:42+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Blog|

This year, moving into the new and bigger garden provided the perfect time for me to grow my own edibles. The fruit trees were established some 6 years ago and now, crop after crop, the peaches, apricots, pears and apples provide a veritable feast for the birds. Some of the birds are so fat, [...]