Kate Herd is an author, artist and designer. She is enthused by all types of gardens but especially those that celebrate a distinct sense of place through imaginative and plant-centred design. She has written for The Planthunter and The Age and is the author of Kitchen Gardens of Australia. Jela Ivankovic-Waters is a highly regarded horticulturalist and landscape designer.
It's hard to think of another book where Australian plants are celebrated so thoroughly for their beauty, versatility and sculptural form. The photography is extensive and exquisite, and interviews with landscape designers, sculptors and artists provide refreshing perspectives. * Sanctuary * Native is a beautifully designed and thoughtfully set out guide to design with Australian plants.It is a rare plant book that makes you want to read it all. Often you just dip in and out. Native invites you to go on a journey of discovery, and to view and experiment with our native flora in a different light. * Garden Drum * A book that highlights the versatility of native species. -- Megan Backhouse * Sydney Morning Herald * A thoughtful guide for those wanting to create a piece of paradise using native plants. The authors incorporate ideas from artists as well as garden designers inspired by the foliage, flowers, sculptural forms and versatility of natives. Profiles of top plants for different purposes are useful, particularly for those in southern parts of Australia. -- Helen Young * Weekend Australian Magazine *