ISSUE 16  |  Oceania Outdoors

Shopper’s Diary: Garden Objects in New Zealand

April 20, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

We’ve long admired New Zealand-based designer Katie Lockhart’s carefully curated home accessories shop Everyday Needs, so we were happy to hear that her brother Jared has launched Garden Objects, a new online garden wares store. “The focus of Garden Objects is to offer products that are designed well, have good functionality, and will stand the test of time,” says Jared Lockhart. 

Here are a few of our favorites from his new shop:

Above: A Timber Rake ($185 NZD) is handmade from four kinds of locally sourced wood in Oamaru, New Zealand: the handle is poplar, the bow is coppiced hazel, the head is ash, and the tines are heart Kowhai (a strong wood favored since the 19th century by New Zealand rake makers). 

Above: Bamboo Cloches are available in three sizes, at prices ranging from $90 to $100 NZD.

Above: Handwoven from split bamboo in Cambodia, the garden cloches protect seedlings from birds.

Above: Handcrafted in Sweden, an Iris Hantverk Bench Broom is $40 NZD.

Above: The brush has a solid birch handle and a mixture of synthetic and horsehair bristles.

Above: A Copper Hanging Planter from Brooklyn has a hand spun bowl; $250 NZD.

Above: The planter has an antique chain and over time the copper will develop a green patina.

Above: Made by Auckland-based artist Gidon Bing, a Ceramic Bird House is $135.

Above: The bird house has a crackle glaze and comes with a black hanging cord.

For more of our favorite outdoor accessories and furnishings, see: