Carterton District Council gardening staff really know how to use colour effectively. The Council offices in Holloway Street are testimony to their skills.
While many provincial council gardens look as if their planting plans were determined by whatever was on special at the plant wholesalers, Carterton continues to lead the way with imaginative plantings.
Combining a mass of pink bedding pelagoniums and blue salvias with the hot colours of bedding dahlias takes imagination and knowledge of what works.
The window boxes transform a relatively plain building, as well as providing privacy for council staff and something nice to look at when they're seeking inspiration.