'Even as a child growing up in New Zealand, native grasses were my passion... they still are. These windy gardens at the top of North Island are designed around textures and surfaces. Grasses are placed on the top of stone walls and also fill pots specially designed for the garden. Succulent plants form a low maintenance desert garden mulched with coloured gravels. Water fills moats around the house creating a modern castle and the garden focuses on a beautiful sea panorama viewed across a chequer board moss terrace.'