Photos of the Week: Bud’s Farm

Creating beautiful landscapes

Bud (Herbert Jones) was born in America, but has lived most of his life in New Zealand. Having earlier been a teacher, lecturer and musician, in recent years he has been transforming his farms in the north Wairarapa into things of beauty.

He recognises the value of exotics, and these feature in much of his tree plantings: maple oaks, cherry, birch, alders etc … However, he has run foul of local authorities who have an obsession with natives!

More on this battle in a later feature. Meanwhile enjoy Bud’s photos!