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Pleurophyllum criniferum. Photo: Terry Hatch.
Begonia 'Dragon Wing Red'. Photo: Jack Hobbs.
Volume 20, Number 1, June 2017
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Volume 20, Number 2, December 2017
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Carmichaelia glabrescens (pink broom). Photo: Murray Dawson.
Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride' (red-hot poker). Photo: Jack Hobbs.
Volume 19, Number 1, June 2016
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Volume 19, Number 2, December 2016
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Gladiolus x brenchleyensis. Photo: Colin Jamieson.
Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette'. Photo: Jack Hobbs.
Volume 18, Number 1, June 2015
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Volume 18, Number 2, December 2015
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Three articles from the ‘Up the Garden Path Conference’, 2–4 March 2015


Ficus macrophylla, the Moreton Bay fig, a notable tree growing at Glen Taylor School, Glen Innes, and part of Auckland's remarkable urban forest. Photo: Mike Wilcox.
The iconic Chatham Island forget-me-not (Myosotidium hortensia). Photo: Natasha Polyakova.
Volume 17, Number 1, June 2014
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Volume 17, Number 2, December 2014
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  • 2014 RNZIH Awards
    • Dr Mike Wilcox: Award in Garden History
    • Vance Hooper: Plant Raisers’ Award
  • Book reviews
    • The essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical art of New Zealand
    • A selection of book reviews courtesy of the
      Weekend Gardener magazine


News from the RNZIH Education Trust


The belladonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna). Image: Rod Bieleski.
Rosa 'Prospero', a David Austin English Rose. Photographed by Jack Hobbs at Ayrlies Garden.
Volume 16, Number 1, June 2013
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Volume 16, Number 2, December 2013
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  • Obituaries
    • Neville Davies
    • Les Cleveland
    • Ross Stuart
    • Stewart Preston
  • Book Reviews
    • Ayrlies: My story, my garden
    • Plant life on Banks Peninsula



Rosa 'Serendipity', a high performing Floribunda rose growing at Auckland Botanic Gardens. Image: Jack Hobbs.
Lathyrus 'Blue Shift', a sweet pea hybrid raised and photographed by Keith Hammett.
Volume 15, Number 1, June 2012
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Volume 15, Number 2, December 2012
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Two articles from the NZ Gardens Trust ‘Waikato Bouquet’ conference, 27–29 April 2012

  • 2012 RNZIH Awards
    • Alan Jellyman: Award in Garden History
    • Jim Rumbal: Plant Raisers’ Award
    • Kerei Thompson: FRIH
    • Andrew Maloy: AHRIH
  • Obituaries
    • Kenneth Walter Kiddle
    • George Brington Malcolm


News from the RNZIH Education Trust

  • Obituary: David Haig Puflett
  • Book Reviews
    • Two ethnobotanical books, reviewed by Sue Scheele
    • Four books on the western tradition of botanical illustration, reviewed by Ross Ferguson
    • Four books on horticulture and botany, reviewed by Murray Dawson



Eschscholzia californica (Californian poppy), a weedy garden escape growing along the Selwyn River, Canterbury. Image: Murray Dawson.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Julianne’, a pink-flowered manuka brought into cultivation from the Aupouri Peninsula, Northland. Image: Graeme Platt.
Volume 14, Number 1, June 2011
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Volume 14, Number 2, December 2011
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Metrosideros excelsa ‘Blockhouse Bay’. Photo: Jack Hobbs.
Metrosideros fulgens ‘Gold’, a yellow-flowered variant of the species. Image: ©Paul Ashford (www.nzplantpics.com).
Volume 13, Number 1, June 2010
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Volume 13, Number 2, December 2010
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The Chinese Garden in Dunedin. Image: Murray Dawson.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Crimson Glory’, an outstanding double-flowered mänuka cultivar. Image: Jack Hobbs.
Volume 12, Number 1, June 2009
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Volume 12, Number 2, December 2009
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Two articles from the RNZIH ‘Heritage Trees
– our future heritage’ symposium, 8 May 2008

Two articles from the NZ Gardens Trust ‘The
Rugged Frontier’ conference, 24–26 April 2009

Eight articles from the cultivated plants workshop ‘The
cultivated plant names problem: towards a multi-agency
solution’, 9 September 2009



Mountain neinei (Dracophyllum traversii), a distinctive dragon-leaf tree of New Zealand. Image: ©Paul Ashford (www.NZplantpics.com).
Banksia integrifolia, also known as the coast Banksia, is named after Sir Joseph Banks. Image: Jack Hobbs, Auckland Botanic Gardens.
Volume 11, Number 1, June 2008
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Volume 11, Number 2, December 2008
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Feature on plant taxonomy and DNA



Front Cover: Hebe ‘Wiri Desire’, a cultivar raised and photographed by Jack Hobbs.
Front Cover: Kowhai (Sophora tetraptera). Image courtesy Jack Hobbs.
Volume 10, Number 1, June 2007
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Volume 10, Number 2, December 2007
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Papers based upon the "Plants as Infrastructure" conference, 24-25 March 2006 – Part 2



Front Cover: Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens.
Front Cover: Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) flowers, Orokawa Bay, New Zealand. Image: Neil Fitzgerald (www.neilfitzgeraldphoto.co.nz).
Volume 9, Number 1, June 2006
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Volume 9, Number 2, December 2006
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Papers based upon the "Plants as Infrastructure" conference, 24-25 March 2006


Front Cover: The South African giant poker lily, Kniphofia northiae, growing in the Savanna bed of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Image courtesy Dunedin Botanic Garden.
Front Cover: Azaleas in full flower at Larnach Castle during spring. Image courtesy Margaret and Sophie Barker.
Volume 8, Number 1, June 2005
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Volume 8, Number 2, December 2005
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Papers based upon the talks at the New Zealand Gardens Trust "Going for Gold" Conference, 6-8 May 2005


Front Cover: Magnificent anthuriums, which can now be found gracing supermarkets as well as florists' shops. These wonderful plants, in the genus Anthurium, have recently been the focus of research on flower colour carried out by Vern Collette. The cultivar names are (top row from the left) ‘Lido’, ‘Acropolis’, ‘Atlanta’, and ‘Panther’; (bottom row from the left) ‘Altar’, ‘Montana’ (an A. amnicola hybrid), ‘Butterfly’, and ‘Meadow’; (centre) A. amnicola.
Front Cover: Pittosporum kirkii. Courtesy Philip Smith.
Volume 7, Number 1, June 2004
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Volume 7, Number 2, December 2004
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Three talks presented at the inaugural seminar of the New Zealand Gardens Trust, Managing, Marketing and Promoting your Garden, Pukeiti Gardens, 23-25 April 2004:


Front Cover: A happy arrangement of variously shaped Lagenaria siceraria gourds grown by Jenny Quilliam at Otaki courtesy of a photograph supplied by Mike Burtenshaw.
Front Cover: Nelson's Trafalgar Street, a shopping precinct street much admired by locals and visitors alike. Reproduced with thanks, courtesy of the Nelson Mail.
Volume 6, Number 1, June 2003
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Volume 6, Number 2, December 2003
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Front Cover: Clianthus maximus caught in full bloom by Jason Song, who is currently working towards his PhD at Massey University as part of the Native Ornamentals Plants Programme funded through Crop & Food Research.
Front Cover: Ranunculus buchananii in the alpine zone, in full bloom in January. Image courtesy Peter Lockhart, Principal Investigator with the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University.
Volume 5, Number 1, June 2002
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Volume 5, Number 2, December 2002
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