the happy gardener - helping your garden grow

Welcome to The Happy Gardener.

Hi, I am Rachel Vogan, "The Happy Gardener".

I am  self confessed 'plant-a-holic' with little help of reform. Often referred to as a gardening commentator, I eat, live and breath all things from and about the garden.

Born and bred in Canterbury, I am passionate about the region and gardens everywhere.

I am a full time garden writer and photographer. I host gardening segments on Canterbury Television (CTV) and on Newstalk ZB radio.

I am member of the CERA community forum, delegated and dedicated to the rebuilding of Christchurch.
With over 25 years worth of soil under my finger nails, I am here to help you down the garden path. rachelvogan@gmail.com
I can help with anything from garden advice and plans through to answering your gardening questions and  queries.
Together we can 'give it a grow'

Scroll down below to see what i enjoy and where i have been recently ....

Rose City of Christchurch
Rose City of Christchurch
Colour Colour and More Colour MIFGS 2012
Colour Colour and More Colour MIFGS 2012
Tomatoes - fresh is always best
Tomatoes - fresh is always best
Herbs and edible flowers
Herbs and edible flowers
Every garden needs a man of some sort or another
Every garden needs a man of some sort or another
Author Rachel Vogan 2011 
The NZ Flower Garden. 
Best selling book in its category
Author Rachel Vogan 2011
The NZ Flower Garden.
Best selling book in its category
Dahlias - perfect for the big day
Dahlias - perfect for the big day
Georgia Vogan
Georgia Vogan
Millie Vogan
Millie Vogan
My glass house
My glass house
Stella the dog, Rizza the cat on crop patrol
Stella the dog, Rizza the cat on crop patrol
Just do it!
Just do it!
Herbs - fresh is best
Herbs - fresh is best
Fresh is best
Fresh is best
Top crop - tomatoes
Top crop - tomatoes
Recyling is clever and cool - MIFGS 2012
Recyling is clever and cool - MIFGS 2012
Judging at Ellerslie 2012
Judging at Ellerslie 2012
Audrey Hepburn - Ellerslie 2012
Audrey Hepburn - Ellerslie 2012
Was my Peugeot (well for for a week)
Was my Peugeot (well for for a week)













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