Get Inspired

Rance’s pond.Rance’s pond.Check out our Get Inspired section for photos, links, resources and places to visit, to help you visualize and plan for your project.


See photos of what goes on at the nursery and photos of Chris and Brian’s place.

Map of places to visit

See the range of vegetation that naturally grows in Southland by visiting some sites yourself. Check out our map for key sites and find out what grows at each site by looking at the plant lists.

Useful links and resources

Frosty vegetation, Rance’s pond in winter.Frosty vegetation, Rance’s pond in winter.Find out more using our suggested links and resources.

Threatened plants garden

The Southland Threatened Plants Garden is managed by Chris and Brian Rance on their property in Otarara. The aim of the garden is to conserve Southland’s threatened plants. It’s also a great way to see plants you wouldn’t normally find in the wild.