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Ph 271 8055 www.times.co.nz www.times.co.nz facebook.com/timesonlinenz our homes today Light in your gardens for magical moments Dramatic effects can be created by strategic lighting YOUR flowers are abundant, your shrubs well pruned, your flower beds spectacular and your rockery inspires jealousy. Why not get even more pleasure, once the evening comes, by casting light on all this beauty? Magical evenings guaranteed. The first step in lighting a home garden involves installing lights of about 1.5 watts per square metre along the paths and in the flowerbeds. The light should be strong enough for people to see the way without being dazzled. You can also light up your flowers by installing garden lamps and install spotlights at the base of some trees for a dramatic effect. If you have garden ponds you are sure to find a huge choice of underwater lighting devices in specialized stores. They must be supplied with a low tension current through a safe electrical transformer. The final touch is reserved for the lighting on the outside staircase. In order not to create areas of shadow and dazzling light, be sure to install spotlights towards the outside of the staircase. Eco-friendly options have gained ground in exterior lighting, with solar panels to capture the sun’s energy directly and transmit it for nocturnal lighting. For new homeowners, this free, clean and renewable energy is a truly sustainable investment. Even better it is possible to install solar panels on a sloping roof linked to a traditional electrical installation to supply lighting to a garden. And, when the garden becomes an extension of your living room, adequate outside lighting is a must. Sculptors garden challenge NEW faces and previous exhibitors have been selected to participate in the next Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Ramon Robertson, of Howick, and James Wright, of Clevedon, are among the 20 sculptors who will exhibit at the biennial event next November. One of the curatorial panel members, Lynda Tyler, says the selected sculptors rose to the challenge of the Auckland Botanic Gardens site with enthusiasm, “and have created outstanding landscape-inspired ideas for three dimensional forms to complement the garden, water and plant features”. Christine Fletcher, who chairs Auckland Council’s parks, sport and recreation committee, says the last event attracted more than 400,000 people who not only got to enjoy the art, but also the gardens. The selected artists are up for two awards. The McConnell Property Supreme Award will be chosen by the curatorial panel and be announced at the exhibition start on November 28. The People’s Choice Award will be chosen by votes from visitors and announced at the exhibition end on March 6 next year. The Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens selects an artwork from each exhibition to become part of the permanent collection. This acquisition will also be announced at the November 28 opening. Visitors can enjoy the Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition throughout summer. It runs from this November 29 to March 6 next year. Entry is free. Auckland Botanic Gardens is located just off the southern motorway in Manurewa. The gardens are spread over 64 hectares and feature more than 10,000 plants.
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