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2020 Winners 

The Central Auckland Branch Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Native Garden Design Competition:

  1. Garden sized between 1m2 and 10m- Lauren Ferriss
  2. Garden size greater than 10m- Myfanwy Rees

The two gardens are in distinctly different styles with Lauren's providing fill to an informal bed and Myfanwy's design following a more formal garden style. Both designs were well planned in terms of choice of plant for the site conditions as well as aesthetic appeal. We look forward to following the progress of the gardens from planting to full establishment. 

To see the winning planting plans and the garden transformations of last year's winners please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Contribute to the urban biodiversity of Auckland in your own back (or front) yard

Do you have a spare area of your property that needs attention? 

Have you thought about planting an urban garden using New Zealand native plant species only?

Enter our garden competition, follow the simple principles in our assessment criteria and you will create an amazing habitat that can support and encourage Auckland’s native wildlife to thrive.


Central Auckland Forest & Bird is committed to helping native birds and insects thrive in our urban areas and we can only do this by creating more native habitats for them.

Submit a landscape planting plan for judging and be in to win the plants for you to plant your garden.



How to Design a Native Garden 

  • Plant List: Common Native Species Suitable for Urban Gardens in Auckland Central 
  • 2019 Winner 5m2 - 10m2: Louise Stone 
  • 2019 Runner Up 10m2 +
  • 2020 Winning Garden Designs
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